Academic calendar

La Trobe University Academic Calendar 2021

La Trobe University Academic Calendar 2021
Dates (by week)Activities
2 November 2020 - 12 February 2021Summer Semester (2020/2021) (12 weeks)
1 January Public holiday – New Year's Day (University closed)
4 January - 12 February Term 1 (6 weeks)
26 January Public holiday – Australia Day (University closed)
16 -18 February Term 1 examination period
22 - 27 February Orientation – Semester 1
1 March - 28 MaySemester 1 (12 weeks)
1 March - 16 April Term 2 (6 weeks)
31 MarchSemester 1 Census date
20 - 23 April Special examination period – Summer Semester (2020/2021)
20 - 23 AprilTerm 2 examination period
2 - 6 April Public holiday – Easter (University closed)
7 - 9 April Semester 1 vacation (non-teaching days)
26 April Public holiday – ANZAC Day in lieu (University closed)
26 April - 4 June Term 3 (6 weeks)
14 June Public holiday – Queen's Birthday (University closed)
31 May - 3 JuneStudy vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 1 
4 - 25 JuneExamination period – Semester 1 
14 June - 9 July Winter Semester (3 weeks)
22 - 25 JuneTerm 3 examination period
12 July Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Winter Semester
12 - 16 JulyOrientation – Semester 2
13 - 16 July Examination period – Winter Semester
14 JulyLast day for release of results – Semester 1
19 July - 27 AugustTerm 4 (6 weeks)
19 July - 15 October Semester 2 (12 weeks)
2 - 6 August Special examination period – Semester 1
30 August - 3 September Semester 2 vacation (non-teaching week) 
31 August Semester 2 Census date
31 August - 3 September Term 4 examination period
6 September - 15 October Term 5 (6 weeks)
18 - 21 October Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 2 
19 - 22 October Term 5 examination period
22 October - 5 November Examination period – Semester 2 
Date TBC Public holiday – AFL Grand Final holiday (University closed)
8 November  - 11 February 2022 Summer (12 weeks) 
8 November - 17 December Term 6 (6 weeks)
19 November Last day for release of results – Semester 2
21 - 23 December Term 6 examination period
24 December 2021 - 3 January 2022University shut down period (University closed)

Access the full academic calendar by downloading the PDF (including week numbers) or view the summary of important 2021 dates below.

2021 Academic Calendar [PDF 98KB]

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.

The 2020 academic calendar provided below was updated throughout the year due to changes from COVID-19 arrangements. You can read our COVID-19 FAQs to stay up-to-date with any current information.

2020 Academic Calendar [PDF 98KB]