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Key dates in our 2016 academic calendar
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Coursework and research dates, enrolments, payments due, census dates, exams, public holidays and more.

The calendar here shows some of the most important dates in our academic year. Below that are specific dates for enrolment, payments due, research and session dates (including last days to add or withdraw from units of study). You can also find information on dates at:

Important dates, 2016
1 Jan New Year's Day
5 Jan Info Day
6 Jan Summer School begins
26 Jan Australia Day
22 Feb Orientation Week (22-26 February)
26 Feb Summer School ends
29 Feb Lectures begin (Semester 1)
25 Mar Good Friday
25 Mar Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period begins
28 Mar Easter Monday
31 Mar Census date (Semester 1)
1 Apr Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period ends
25 Apr ANZAC Day
3 Jun Last day of lectures (Semester 1)
6 Jun Study vacation begins
10 Jun Study vacation ends
13 Jun Queen's Birthday
14 Jun Examination period begins
25 Jun Examination period ends
25 Jun Semester 1 ends
27 Jun Winter School begins
4 Jul Universities Australia common vacation begins
8 Jul Universities Australia common vacation week ends
12 Jul Semester 1 results released progressively from this date
22 Jul Winter School ends
25 Jul Lectures begin (Semester 2)
31 Aug Census date (Semester 2)
26 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week begins
30 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week ends
3 Oct Labour Day
28 Oct Last day of lectures (Semester 2)
31 Oct Study vacation begins
4 Nov Study vacation ends
7 Nov Examination period begins
19 Nov Examination period ends
19 Nov Semester 2 ends
TBC Dec Semester 2 results released progressively from this date
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day
Important dates, 2017
1 Jan New Year's Day
4 Jan Summer School begins
5 Jan Info Day
26 Jan Australia Day
1 Mar Orientation Week (1-3 March)
3 Mar Summer School ends
6 Mar Lectures begin (Semester 1)
31 Mar Census date (Semester 1)
14 Apr Good Friday
14 Apr Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period begins
17 Apr Easter Monday
22 Apr Universities Australia common vacation week/non-teaching Easter period ends
25 Apr ANZAC Day
9 Jun Last day of lectures (Semester 1)
12 Jun Study vacation begins
12 Jun Queen's Birthday
16 Jun Study vacation ends
19 Jun Examination period begins
1 Jul Examination period ends
1 Jul Semester 1 ends
3 Jul Universities Australia common vacation week begins
3 Jul Winter School begins
7 Jul Universities Australia common vacation week ends
28 Jul Winter School ends
31 Jul Lectures begin (Semester 2)
31 Aug Census date (Semester 2)
25 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week begins
29 Sep Universities Australia common vacation week ends
3 Nov Last day of lectures (Semester 2)
6 Nov Study vacation begins
10 Nov Study vacation ends
13 Nov Examination period begins
25 Nov Examination period ends
25 Nov Semester 2 ends
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Boxing Day

2016 additional dates

Enrolment

2016 enrolment dates

Online enrolment will open progressively from the following dates. Please note that some exceptions apply (see below).

Coursework
Student cohort Opens Last day to enrol
Students starting or recommencing in Semester 1 30 Nov 2015 26 Feb
2016 continuing students From 8 Dec 2015 (after your results are available) 26 Feb
Students starting or recommencing in Semester 2 (S2) 20 Jun 22 Jul
Semester 2 exceptions
Student cohort Opens Last day to enrol
Students starting or recommencing in postgraduate law courses 2 May

31 Aug (international students)

2 Nov (domestic students)

Students recommencing study in the MBA 16 May 22 Jul
Students enrolling into the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-Registration) Off-shore (Singapore)  16 May 22 Jul
HDR (Higher Degree by Research)
Student cohort Opens Last day to enrol
Students starting in Research Period 1 30 Nov 2015 29 Jan
Continuing students 30 Nov 2015 29 Jan
Students starting in Research Period 2 1 Feb 31 Mar
Students starting in Research Period 3 1 Apr 31 Aug
Students starting in Research Period 4 1 Sep 28 Oct
To begin enrolment, log in to Sydney Student.

Session dates – for coursework students

LDA = Last day to add or enrol for a unit of study
Census date = Last day to withdraw from a unit of study without financial penalty
DC = Last date to Discontinue Not Fail a unit of study
DF = Last date to Discontinue Fail a unit of study

Coursework dates – Semester 1, 2016

Session name and code Teaching start LDA date Census date DC date DF date Teaching end
Semester 1 (S1C) 29 Feb 11 Mar 31 Mar 22 Apr 3 Jun 5 Jun
Summer Early (S1NSEA) 30 Nov 15 21 Nov 15 4 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 21 Feb
Intensive January (S1CIJA) 1 Jan 12 Jan 29 Jan 3 Feb 5 Feb 7 Feb
Summer Main (S1NSMA) 4 Jan 8 Dec 15 Jan 21 Jan 28 Jan 21 Feb
Summer Late (S1NSLA) 11 Jan 4 Jan 25 Jan 27 Jan 3 Feb 21 Feb
Intensive February (S1CIFE) 25 Jan 22 Jan 26 Feb 2 Mar 4 Mar 6 Mar
Intensive March (S1CIMR) 22 Feb 19 Feb 31 Mar 6 Apr 9 Apr 3 Apr
Session 1 Early (S1CG) 29 Feb 26 Feb 16 Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 22 May
Semester 1A (S1CRA) 29 Feb 11 Mar 31 Mar 15 Apr 19 Apr 24 Apr
Intensive April (S1CIAP) 21 Mar 18 Mar 27 Apr 2 May 4 May 8 May
Semester 1B (S1CRB) 18 Apr 8 May 8 May 15 May 5 Jun 5 Jun

Intensive May (S1CIMY)

25 Apr

22 Apr

31 May

6 Jun

7 Jun

5 Jun

Intensive June (S1IJN) 23 May 20 May 23 Jun 28 Jun 30 Jun 3 Jul

Coursework dates – Semester 2, 2016

Session name and code Teaching start LDA date Census date DC date DF date Teaching end
Semester 2 (S2C) 25 Jul 5 Aug 31 Aug 9 Sep 28 Oct 30 Oct
Intensive July (S2CIJL) 20 Jun 17 Jun 31 Jul 4 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug
Winter Law (S2CRW1) 27 Jun TBA 8 Jul 18 Jul 19 Jul 24 Jul
Winter Main (S2NWMA) 27 Jun TBA 4 Jul TBA TBA 24 Jul
Session 2 Early (S2CG) 18 Jul 29 Jul 3 Aug 8 Aug 10 Aug 9 Oct
Intensive August (S2CIAU) 25 Jul 5 Aug 31 Aug 6 Sep 7 Sep 4 Sep
Semester 2A (S2CRA) 25 Jul 5 Aug 31 Aug 5 Sep 7 Sep 11 Sep
Intensive September (S2CISE) 22 Aug 19 Aug 30 Sep 6 Oct 7 Oct 9 Oct
Semester 2B (S2CRB) 5 Sep 19 Sep 25 Sep 26 Sep 30 Oct 30 Oct
Intensive October (S2CIOC) 19 Sep 30 Sep 31 Oct 4 Nov 7 Nov 6 Nov
Intensive November (S2CINO) 24 Oct 7 Nov 30 Nov 5 Dec 7 Dec 4 Dec
Summer Law 3 (S2CRS3) 21 Nov TBA 28 Nov 5 Dec 6 Dec 16 Dec
Intensive December (S2CIDE) 21 Nov 18 Nov 10 Dec 14 Dec 16 Dec 25 Dec

Research dates – for postgraduate research students

Research dates 2016

Session name and code Teaching start Census date Teaching end
Research 1 (S1CRR1) 1 Jan 31 Jan 29 Feb
Research 2 (S1CRR2) 1 Mar 31 Mar 30 Jun
Research 3 (S2CRR3) 1 Jul 31 Aug 30 Sep
Research 4 (S2CRR4) 1 Oct 31 Oct 31 Dec

Payment dates

Session name and code Payment due (domestic students) Payment due (international students)
Semester 1 (S1C) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Summer Early (S1NSEA) 3 days after enrolment
Summer Main (S1NSMA)
Summer Late (S1NSLA)
Intensive January (S1CIJA) 17 Jan 30 Dec 2015
Research Period 1 19 Jan 1 Jan
Intensive February (S1CIFE) 14 Feb 27 Jan
Session 1 Early (S1CG) 4 Mar 15 Feb
Intensive March (S1CIMR) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Semester 1A (S1CRA) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Research Period 2 (S1CRR2) 19 Mar 1 Mar
Intensive April (S1CIAP) 15 Apr 28 Mar
Semester 1B (S1CRB) 26 Apr 8 Apr
Intensive May (S1CIMY) 19 May 1 May
Intensive June (S1CIJN) 11 Jun 24 May
SSA fee, Semester 1 SSAFS1) 2 Jun 2 Jun
Semester 2 (S2C)
19 Aug 1 Aug
Winter Law (S2 CRW1) 26 Jun 8 Jun
Winter Main (S2NWMA) Three days after enrolment
Intensive July (S2CIJL) 19 Jul 1 Jul
Session 2 Early (S2CG) 22 Jul 4 Jul
Intensive August (S2CIAU) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Semester 2A (S2CRA) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Research Period 3 (S2CRR3) 19 Aug 1 Aug
Semester 2B (S2CRB) 13 Sep 26 Aug
Intensive September (S2CISE) 18 Sep 31 Aug
Intensive October (S2CIOC) 19 Oct 1 Oct
Research Period 4 (S2CRR4) 19 Oct 1 Oct
Summer Law (S2CRS3) 16 Nov 29 Oct
Intensive November (S2CINO) 18 Nov 31 Oct
Intensive December (S2CIDE) 28 Nov 10 Nov
SSAF Semester 2 (SSAFS2) 2 Nov 2 Nov