Academic calendar

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated the 2020 academic calendar with revised details below as noted.

La Trobe will have a phased return to face-to-face teaching on campus in Semester 2, 2020. Most subjects will be delivered online to ensure that the University continues to comply with Government’s strict physical distancing measures to protect the health of our students and staff. The current list of subjects that include essential face-to-face, on-campus activities can be viewed here. Please also read our regularly updated COVID-19 FAQs to stay up-to-date.

La Trobe University Academic Calendar 2020
Dates (by week)Activities
4 November 2019 - 14 February 2020 Summer Semester 1 (2019/2020) (12 weeks)
1 January Public holiday – New Year's Day (university closed)
3 - 8 January Special examination period – Semester 2, 2019
6 January - 14 February Summer Semester 2 (6 weeks)
27 January Public holiday – Australia Day in lieu (university closed)
3 -14 February Summer Semester 3 (2 weeks)
17 February Semester study vacation – Summer Semester 1, 2 & 3
18 - 21 February Examination period – Summer Semester 1, 2 & 3
24 - 28 February Orientation Week – Semester 1
2 March - 5 June Semester 1 (12 weeks plus one extra due to COVID-19 arrangements)
4 March Last day for release of results – Summer Semester 1, 2 & 3
18 - 20 March Special examination period – Summer Semester 1 (2019/2020)
10 - 14 April Public holiday – Easter (university closed)
15 April Census date (revised date)
15 - 17 April Semester 1 vacation (non-teaching days)
27 April Public holiday – ANZAC Day in lieu (university closed)
18 May - 26 June Term 3 (6 weeks)
8 June Public holiday – Queen's Birthday (university closed)
9 - 11 June Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 1 (revised dates)
12 June - 2 JulyExamination period – Semester 1 (revised dates)
22 June - 10 July Winter Semester (3 weeks - revised dates)
13 July Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Winter Semester
14 - 17 July Examination period – Winter Semester
15 July Last day for release of results – Semester 1
13 - 17 July Orientation Week – Semester 2 (revised dates – online orientation)
20 July - 28 August Term 4 (6 weeks)
20 July - 16 October Semester 2 (12 weeks - revised dates)
27 - 31 July Supplementary/special examination period – Semester 1
31 August - 6 September Semester 2 vacation (non-teaching week) (revised dates)
1 - 4 SeptemberTerm 4 examination period
7 September - 16 October Term 5 (6 weeks)
TBC by the Victorian Government Public holiday – AFL Grand Final holiday (university closed)
Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 October Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 2 (revised dates)
Tuesday 20 - Friday 30 OctoberTerm 5 examination period
Wednesday 21 - Saturday 31 October Examination period – Semester 2 (revised dates)
2 November  - 12 February 2021 Summer (12 weeks) 
2 November - 11 December Term 6 (6 weeks)
26 November Last day for release of results – Semester 2 (revised date)
Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 DecemberTerm 6 examination period
24 December 2020 - 1 January 2021 University shut down period (university closed)

Check out La Trobe's full calendar of events.

Please note that the university is open on the Labor Day and Melbourne Cup Day public holidays.