2020 key dates

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are working to update the 2020 academic calendar and are publishing the revised details as they become available.

For the most recent updates with new dates highlighted, please see the 2020 academic calendar here.

Please note these important changes:

Semester 2

  • Semester 2 starts one week early, beginning Monday 20 July
  • Allocate+ timetable Preference Entry mode opens Tuesday 9 June
  • Timetable Allocation Adjustment mode opens Monday 29 June (unchanged)

Semester 1

  • Ends one week later, on Friday 5 June
  • The exams/assessment period is Friday 12 June – Tuesday 30 June

Winter semester

  • Runs over three weeks between Monday 22 June – Friday 10 July
  • Subjects that were scheduled over two weeks are still running on the same dates as before
  • Check individual subject details (in the ‘subject options’ section) for specific class dates

New academic calendar

Dates (by week)Activities
4 November 2019 – 14 February 2020Summer Semester 1 (2019/2020) (12 weeks)
1 JanuaryPublic holiday – New Year’s Day (university closed)
3 – 8 JanuarySpecial examination period – Semester 2, 2019
6 January – 14 FebruarySummer Semester 2 (6 weeks)
27 JanuaryPublic holiday – Australia Day in lieu (university closed)
3 -14 FebruarySummer Semester 3 (2 weeks)
17 FebruarySemester study vacation – Summer Semester 1, 2 & 3
18 – 21 FebruaryExamination period – Summer Semester 1, 2 & 3
24 – 28 FebruaryOrientation Week – Semester 1
2 March – 5 JuneSemester 1 (12 weeks plus one extra due to COVID-19 arrangements)
4 MarchLast day for release of results – Summer Semester 1, 2 & 3
18 – 20 MarchSpecial examination period – Summer Semester 1 (2019/2020)
10 – 14 AprilPublic holiday – Easter (university closed)
15 AprilCensus date (revised date)
15 – 17 AprilSemester 1 vacation (non-teaching days)
27 AprilPublic holiday – ANZAC Day in lieu (university closed)
18 May – 26 JuneTerm 3 (6 weeks)
8 JunePublic holiday – Queen’s Birthday (university closed)
9 – 11 JuneStudy vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 1 (revised dates)
12 June – 2 JulyExamination period – Semester 1 (revised dates)
22 June – 10 JulyWinter Semester (3 weeks – revised dates)
13 JulyStudy vacation (SWOT Vac) – Winter Semester
14 – 17 JulyExamination period – Winter Semester
15 JulyLast day for release of results – Semester 1
13 – 17 JulyOrientation Week – Semester 2 (revised dates – online orientation)
20 July – 28 AugustTerm 4 (6 weeks)
20 July – 16 OctoberSemester 2 (12 weeks – revised dates)
27 – 31 JulySupplementary/special examination period – Semester 1
31 August – 6 SeptemberSemester 2 vacation (non-teaching week) (revised dates)
1 – 4 SeptemberTerm 4 examination period
7 September – 16 OctoberTerm 5 (6 weeks)
TBC by the Victorian GovernmentPublic holiday – AFL Grand Final holiday (university closed)
Monday 19 – Tuesday 20 OctoberStudy vacation (SWOT Vac) – Semester 2 (revised dates)
Tuesday 20 – Friday 30 OctoberTerm 5 examination period
Wednesday 21 – Saturday 31 OctoberExamination period – Semester 2 (revised dates)
2 November  – 12 February 2021Summer (12 weeks) 
2 November – 11 DecemberTerm 6 (6 weeks)
26 NovemberLast day for release of results – Semester 2 (revised date)
Tuesday 15 – Friday 18 DecemberTerm 6 examination period
24 December 2020 – 1 January 2021University shut down period (university closed)