Academic calendar

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated the 2020 academic calendar with revised details below. Please note that the Semester 2 census date has been changed to Thursday 3 September.

La Trobe was planning a phased return to face-to-face teaching on campus in Semester 2, 2020. Please note that while Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions are in place in metropolitan Melbourne, face-to-face subject activities will not take place for subjects at these campuses. If you had a planned face-to-face subject activity, please check your LMS subject site or contact your subject coordinator for advice.

Face-to-face activities will continue as planned in Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton. Students must not travel from metropolitan Melbourne to our regional campuses for any face-to-face activities. 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 Semester 1 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 July Examination 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 University closed (staff wellness day)
31 August - 6 September Semester 2 vacation (non-teaching week) (revised dates)
3 September Semester 2 Census date (revised date)
1 - 4 September Term 4 examination period
7 September - 16 October Term 5 (6 weeks)
19 OctoberUniversity closed (staff wellness day)
19 - 20 October Study vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 2 (revised dates)
20 - 30 October Term 5 examination period
21 October - 4 NovemberExamination period – Semester 2 (revised dates)
23 October Public holiday – AFL Grand Final holiday (university closed)
2 November  - 12 February 2021 Summer (12 weeks) 
2 November - 11 December Term 6 (6 weeks)
30 November Last day for release of results – Semester 2 (revised date)
15 - 18 December Term 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.