Key dates - Section contents

As a student, you should always be aware of key University dates throughout the year to ensure you stay on top of your enrolment, breaks, exams and other important deadlines.

January Summer Term commences Tuesday 3 January – Sunday 26 February
Class registration opens for Graduate and Honours subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Tuesday 24 January, 10am
Australia Day holiday Thursday 26 January
Class registration opens for Third year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Tuesday 31 January, 10am
FebruaryClass registration opens for Second year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Thursday 2 February, 10am
Class registration opens for First year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) Wednesday 8 February, 10am
Orientation: Make the Most of Melbourne Monday 13 February – Friday 3 March
Enrolment Lapse Date for students commencing a new course in Semester 1 (Start Year intake) Friday 24 February
Semester 1 commences Monday 27 February – Sunday 28 May
March Last date to enrol in standard Semester 1 and Year-Long subjects Friday 10 March
Graduation ceremonies Friday 17 March – Saturday 18 March
April Easter Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Friday 14 – Sunday 23 April
Easter Holiday Friday 14 – Tuesday 18 April
ANZAC Day Holiday Tuesday 25 April
May Semester 1 exam timetable published via my.unimelb Wednesday 3 May, by 5pm
Last date to withdraw from standard Semester 1 subjects (without incurring a fail grade) Friday 5 May
Winter Recess Monday 29 May – Sunday 23 July
SWOT Vac Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June
June Examinations Monday 5 June – Friday 23 June
Queen’s Birthday holiday Monday 12 June
Class registration opens for Graduate and Honours subjects (Semester 2) Tuesday 27 June 2017, 10am
Class registration opens for Third year undergraduate subjects (Semester 2) Thursday 29 June 2017, 10am
July Non-teaching period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Monday 3 July – Sunday 9 July
Class registration opens for Second year undergraduate subjects (Semester 2) Tuesday 4 July 2017, 10am
Class registration opens for First year undergraduate subjects: 80% of class places released (Semester 2) Thursday 6 July 2017, 10am
Results final release date Friday 7 July
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 13 July – Wednesday 19 July
Mid-Year Orientation: Make the Most of Melbourne Monday 10 July – Friday 21 July
Class registration opens for First year undergraduate subjects: 20% of class places released (Semester 2) Tuesday 18 July 2017, 10am
Enrolment Lapse Date for students commencing a new course in Semester 2 (Mid-Year intake) Friday 21 July
Semester 2 commences (12 teaching weeks) Monday 24 July – Sunday 22 October
Graduation ceremonies Friday 28 July – Saturday 5 August
August Last date to enrol in standard Semester 2 subjects Friday 4 August
Open Day Sunday 20 August
September Semester 2 exam timetable published via my.unimelb TBC
Last date to withdraw from standard Semester 2 and Year-Long subjects without incurring a fail grade Friday 22 September
Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Monday 25 September – Sunday 1 October
October 2018 timely re-enrolment period Wednesday 25 October – Friday 8 December 2017
SWOT Vac Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October
Semester 2 Examination Period Monday 30 October – Friday 17 November
November 2018 University Timetable published Friday 24 November
December Results final release date Friday 1 December
Graduation ceremonies Saturday 2 December – Friday 15 December
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 7 December – Thursday 14 December
Late re-enrolment for 2018 Saturday 9 December – Friday 5 January
Christmas Holiday Monday 25 December – Tuesday 2 January (TBC)
January Summer Term commences Tuesday 2 January to Sunday 25 February
Class registration opens for Graduate and Honours subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) 10am, Tuesday 23 January
Australia Day holiday Friday 26 January
Class registration opens for Third year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) 10am, Tuesday 30 January
FebruaryClass registration opens for Second year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) 10am, Thursday 1 February
Summer Term exam timetable published via my.unimelbMonday 5 February by 5.00pm
Class registration opens for First year undergraduate subjects (Semester 1 and Year Long) 10am, Tuesday 6 February
Summer Semester examsMonday 12 February to Friday 16 February
Orientation: Make the Most of Melbourne Monday 12 February to Friday 23 February
Semester 1 commences Monday 26 February to Sunday 27 May
March Last date to enrol in standard Semester 1 and Year-Long subjects Friday 9 March (last self-enrol date)
Easter Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April
Easter holiday Friday 30 March to Tuesday 3 April
AprilAlternative Exam Arrangements cut-off date for end of semester examsFriday 20 April
ANZAC Day holiday Wednesday 25 April
Graduation ceremonies Tuesday 10 April - Wednesday 11 April
MayLast date to withdraw from standard Semester 1 subjects (without incurring a fail grade) Friday 4 May
Semester 1 exam timetable published via my.unimelbMonday 7 May by 5.00pm
Semester 1 Subject Experience Survey is availableMonday 14 May to Sunday 3 June
Winter Recess Monday 28 May to Sunday 22 July
SWOT Vac Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June
JuneExaminations Monday 4 June to Friday 22 June
Queen’s Birthday holiday Monday 11 June
Class registration opens for Graduate and Honours subjects (Semester 2) 10am, Tuesday 26 June 2018
July Non-teaching period & Universities Australia Common Vacation Week Monday 2 July to Sunday 8 July
Class registration opens for Third year undergraduate subjects (Semester 2) 10am, Tuesday 3 July 2018
Class registration opens for Second year undergraduate subjects (Semester 2) 10am, Thursday 5 July 2018
Class registration opens for First year undergraduate subjects (Semester 2) 10am, Tuesday 10 July 2018
Official results release date Friday 6 July
Semester 1 supplementary exam timetable published via my.unimelbMonday 9 July by 5.00pm
Mid-Year Orientation: Make the Most of MelbourneMonday 9 July to Friday 20 July
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 12 July to Thursday 19 July
Semester 2 commences (12 teaching weeks) Monday 23 July to Sunday 21 October
Graduation ceremonies Thursday 26 July - Saturday 28 July
August Last date to enrol in standard Semester 2 subjects Friday 3 August 2018 (last self-enrol date)
Open Day Sunday 19 August
SeptemberLast date to withdraw from standard Semester 2 and Year-Long subjects without incurring a fail gradeFriday 21 September
Non-Teaching Period & Universities Australia Common Vacation WeekMonday 24 September to Sunday 30 September
OctoberSemester 2 exam timetable published via my.unimelbMonday 1 October by 5.00pm
Semester 2 Subject Experience Survey is availableMonday 8 October to Sunday 28 October
SWOT Vac Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October
Semester 2 Examination Period Monday 29 October to Friday 16 November
November 2019 University Timetable published Monday 12 November
2019 timely re-enrolment periodMonday 12 November to Monday 10 December
Official results release date Friday 30 November
DecemberSemester 2 supplementary exam timetable published via my.unimelbMonday 3 December by 5.00pm
Graduation ceremonies Thursday 6 December - Thursday 13 December
Special/Supplementary Examinations Thursday 6 December to Thursday 13 December
Timely re-enrolment closesMonday 10 December
Late re-enrolment for 2019 Tuesday 11 December - Friday 4 January

Check the census dates

The subject census date is the date by which you can make changes to subjects without incurring a fee. Census dates are different for each subject. You can review census dates by checking the subject entry in in the University Handbook.