Academic calendar

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are working to update the 2020 academic calendar and will publish any revised dates as they become available. Please stay informed and read our regularly updated COVID-19 FAQs online.
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)
8 - 11 June Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 1 (revised dates)
12 June - 2 July Examination period – Semester 1 (revised dates)
8 June Public holiday – Queen's Birthday (university closed)
29 June - 10 July Winter Semester (2 weeks)
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
20 - 24 July Orientation Week – Semester 2
27 - 31 July Special examination period – Semester 1
27 July - 23 October Semester 2 (12 weeks)
25 September Public holiday – AFL Grand Final holiday (university closed)
28 September - 2 October Semester 2 vacation (non-teaching week)
26 - 29 October Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 2
30 October - 19 November Examination period – Semester 2
2 November 2020 - 12 February 2021 Summer Semester 1 (2020/2021) (12 weeks)
9 December Last day for release of results – Semester 2
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.