Dates from 2015 to 2021

University holidays

2015 dates

Day/Date Activity
January 2015
Monday 5 January to Sunday 1 March Summer Term (8 weeks)
Friday 23 January Academic Advice Day 1 (for domestic students accepting  Round 1 offers through VTAC)
Monday 26 January Australia Day
February 2015
Thursday 19 February Academic Advice Day 2 (for domestic students accepting  Round 2 offers through VTAC and all undergraduate international students)
Tuesday 24 February to Friday 27 February Week O: Orientation for all students
March 2015
Monday 2 March to Sunday 31 May Semester 1 (12 teaching weeks)
Friday 6 March to Sunday 12 July Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
April 2015
Friday 3 April to Tuesday 7 April Easter holiday
Friday 3 April to Sunday 12 April Easter Non Teaching Period & UA Common Week
Saturday 25 April ANZAC Day
June 2015
Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June SWOT Vac
Monday 1 June to Sunday 26 July Winter Recess (8 Weeks)
Tuesday 9 June to Friday 26 June Examinations
Saturday 13 June Queen's Birthday
July 2015
Friday 10 July Results final release date
Thursday 16 July to Friday 24 July Special/Supplementary Examinations
Monday 27 July to Sunday 25 October Semester 2 (12 teaching weeks)
August 2015
Sunday 16 August Melbourne Open Day
September 2015
Monday 28 September to Sunday 4 October Non Teaching Period & UA Common Week
October 2015
Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October SWOT Vac
Monday 26 October to Sunday 6 December Examination Period (6 weeks including SWOT VAC and results period)
November 2015
Monday 2 November to Friday 20 November Examinations
December 2015
Friday 4 December Results final release date
Thursday 10 December to Thursday 17 December Special/Supplementary Examinations
Friday 25 December to Saturday 2 January Christmas Holiday

2016 dates

Day/Date Activity
January 2016
Monday 4 January to Sunday 28 February Summer Term (8 weeks)
Tuesday 26 January Australia Day
February 2016
Monday 15 February to Saturday 20 February Examinations
Tuesday 23 February to Friday 26 February Week O: Orientation for all students
Monday 29 February to Sunday 29 May Semester 1 (12 teaching weeks)
March 2016
Thursday 17 March to Friday 18 March March Graduation ceremonies
Friday 25 March to Tuesday 29 March Easter holiday
Friday 25 March to Sunday 3 April Non-teaching period & UA common vacation week
April 2016
Monday 25 April ANZAC Day
May 2016
Saturday 28 May PhD Graduation ceremony
Monday 30 May to Sunday 24 July Winter Recess (8 weeks including SWOT Vac and results period)
Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June SWOT Vac
June 2016
Monday 6 June to Friday 24 June Examinations
Monday 13 June Queen's Birthday
July 2016
Monday 4 July to Sunday 10 July Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 8 July Results final release date
Thursday 14 July to Wednesday 20 July Special/Supplementary Examinations
Wednesday 20 July to Friday 22 July Orientation period for mid-year intake
Monday 25 July to Sunday 23 October Semester 2 (12 teaching weeks)
Wednesday 27 July to Saturday 6 August Mid-year graduation ceremonies
August 2016
Sunday 21 August Open Day - Parkville
September 2016
Monday 26 September to Sunday 2 October Non Teaching Period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 30 September Grand Final Eve
October 2016
Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October SWOT Vac
Monday 31 October to Friday 18 November Examinations
December 2016
Friday 2 December Results final release date
Saturday 3 December to Thursday 15 December End-of-year graduation ceremonies
Thursday 8 December to Wednesday 14 December Special/Supplementary Examinations
Monday 26 December to Monday 2 January Christmas holiday

2017 dates

Day/Date Activity
January 2017
Tuesday 3 January to Sunday 26 February Summer Term
Thursday 26 January Australia Day
February 2017
Monday 13 February to Friday 3 March Orientation Make the Most of Melbourne
Monday 13 February to Friday 17 February Examinations
Monday 27 February to Sunday 28 May Semester 1
April 2017
Friday 14 April to Tuesday 18 April Easter holiday
Friday 14 April to Sunday 23 April Easter Non Teaching Period & UA Common Vacation Week
Tuesday 25 April ANZAC Day
May 2017
Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June SWOT Vac
Monday 29 May to Sunday 23 July Winter Recess 8 weeks including SWOT Vac and results period
June 2017
Monday 5 June to Friday 23 June Examinations
Monday 12 June Queen's Birthday
July 2017
Monday 3 July to Sunday 9 July Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 7 July Results final release date
Monday 10 July to Friday 21 July Orientation Make the Most of Melbourne
Thursday 13 July to Wednesday 19 July Special/Supplementary Examinations
Monday 24 July to Sunday 22 October Semester 2 12 teaching weeks
August 2017
Sunday 20 August Open Day Parkville and Southbank
September 2017
Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October Non Teaching Period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 29 September Friday before the AFL Grand Final
October 2017
Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October SWOT Vac
Monday 23 October to Sunday 3 December Examination Period 6 weeks including SWOT Vac and results period
Monday 30 October to Friday 17 November Examinations
December 2017
Friday 1 December Results final release date
Thursday 7 December to Thursday 14 December Special/Supplementary Examinations
Monday 25 December to Monday 1 January Christmas holiday

2018 dates

Day/Date Activity
January 2018
Tuesday 2 January to Sunday 25 February Summer Term 8 weeks
Friday 26 January Australia Day
February 2018
Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February Examinations
Monday 12 February to Friday 23 February Orientation Make the Most of Melbourne
Monday 26 February to Sunday 27 May Semester 1 12 teaching weeks
March 2018
Friday 30 March to Tuesday 3 April Easter holiday
Friday 30 March to Sunday 8 April Easter Non Teaching Period & UA Common Vacation Week
April 2018
Tuesday 10 April to Wednesday 11 April Graduations (Autumn)
Wednesday 25 April ANZAC Day
May 2018
Monday 28 May to Friday 1 June SWOT Vac
Monday 28 May to Sunday 22 July Winter Recess 8 weeks including SWOT Vac and results period
June 2018
Monday 4 June to Friday 22 June Examinations
Monday 11 June Queen's Birthday
July 2018
Monday 2 July to Sunday 8 July Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 6 July Results final release date
Monday 9 July to Friday 20 July Orientation Make the Most of Melbourne
Thursday 12 July to Thursday 19 July Special/Supplementary Examinations
Monday 23 July to Sunday 21 October Semester 2 12 teaching weeks
Thursday 26 July to Saturday 28 July Graduations (Winter)
August 2018
Sunday 19 August Open Day - Parkville and Southbank
September 2018
Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September Non Teaching Period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 28 September AFL Grand Final Day holiday
October 2018
Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October SWOT Vac
Monday 22 October to Sunday 2 December Examination Period 6 weeks including SWOT Vac and results period
Monday 29 October to Friday 16 November Examinations
November 2018
Friday 30 November Results final release date
December 2018
Thursday 6 December to Thursday 13 December Graduations (Summer)
Thursday 6 December to Thursday 13 December Special/Supplementary Examinations
Tuesday 25 December to Tuesday 1 January Christmas holiday

2019 dates

Day/Date Activity
January 2019
Wednesday 2 January to Monday 25 February Summer Term 8 weeks
Monday 28 January Australia Day
February 2019
Monday 11 February to Monday 18 February Examinations
Monday 18 February to Friday 1 March Orientation
March 2019
Monday 4 March to Sunday 2 June Semester 1 12 teaching weeks
Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March Employability Week
April 2019
Wednesday 17 April to Thursday 18 April Graduations (Autumn)
Friday 19 April to Tuesday 23 April Easter holiday
Friday 19 April to Sunday 28 April Easter Non Teaching Period & UA Common Vacation Week
Thursday 25 April ANZAC Day
June 2019
Monday 3 June to Sunday 21 July Winter Recess 8 weeks including Results Period
Monday 3 June to Friday 7 June SWOT Vac
Monday 10 June Queen's Birthday
Tuesday 11 June to Friday 28 June Examinations
July 2019
Monday 8 July to Sunday 14 July Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 12 July Results final release date
Monday 15 July to Friday 26 July Orientation
Thursday 18 July to Thursday 25 July Special/Supplementary Examinations
Thursday 25 July to Saturday 27 July Graduations (Winter)
Monday 29 July to Sunday 27 October Semester 2 12 teaching weeks
August 2019
Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August Employability Week
September 2019
Friday 27 September Friday before the AFL Grand Final
Monday 30 September to Sunday 6 October Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
October 2019
Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November SWOT Vac
November 2019
Monday 4 November to Friday 22 November Examinations
December 2019
Friday 6 December Results final release date
Wednesday 11 December to Thursday 19 December Graduations (Summer)
Thursday 12 December to Thursday 19 December Special/Supplementary Examinations
Wednesday 25 December to Wednesday 1 January Christmas holiday

2020 dates

Day/Date Activity
January 2020
Thursday 2 January to Sunday 1 March Summer Term 8 weeks
Monday 27 January Australia Day
February 2020
Monday 17 February to Monday 24 February Summer Examinations
Monday 24 February to Friday 28 February Melbourne Orientation & Commencement Ceremonies
March 2020
Monday 2 March to Sunday 7 June Semester 1 12 teaching weeks
Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March Employability Week
April 2020
Monday 6 April to Sunday 19 April Easter Non-teaching period / Mid-Semester Break Note that as part of the University response to COVID-19 the Non-teaching period over Easter has been extended and is now starting four days earlier than previously scheduled.
Tuesday 7 April to Wednesday 8 April Graduations (Autumn) Please note that as part of the University response to COVID-19 the Graduation ceremonies that were to be held on Tuesday 7 April and Wednesday 8 April have been cancelled. Students have the option to either graduate In Absentia or defer their Graduation to a later round and can refer to the Responding to your Graduation Invitation for more information.
Friday 10 April to Tuesday 14 April Easter public holiday
Monday 13 April to Friday 17 April UA Common Vacation Week
Saturday 25 April ANZAC Day
June 2020
Monday 8 June Queen's Birthday holiday
Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June SWOT Vac
Monday 15 June to Friday 3 July Examinations
July 2020
Monday 6 July to Sunday 12 July Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 17 July Results final release date
Wednesday 22 July to Saturday 25 July Graduations (Winter) Please note that as part of the University response to COVID-19 the Graduation ceremonies that were to be held on Wednesday 22 July until Saturday 25 July have been cancelled. Students have the option to either graduate In Absentia or defer their Graduation to a later round and can refer to the Responding to your Graduation Invitation for more information.
Thursday 23 July to Thursday 30 July Special/Supplementary Examinations
Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July Orientation
August 2020
Monday 3 August to Sunday 1 November Semester 2 12 teaching weeks
Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August Employability Week
October 2020
Monday 5 October to Sunday 11 October Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 23 October Friday before AFL Grand Final holiday
November 2020
Monday 2 November to Friday 6 November SWOT Vac
Monday 9 November to Friday 27 November Examinations
December 2020
Friday 11 December Results final release date
Wednesday 16 December to Wednesday 23 December Special/Supplementary Examinations
Wednesday 16 December to Monday 21 December Graduations (Summer) Please note that as part of the University response to COVID-19 the Graduation ceremonies that were to be held on Wednesday 16 December until Monday 21 December have been cancelled. Students have the option to either graduate In Absentia or defer their Graduation to a later round and can refer to the Responding to your Graduation Invitation for more information.
Thursday 24 December to Sunday 3 January Christmas holiday

2021 dates

Day/Date Activity
January 2021
Monday 4 January to Sunday 28 February Summer Term 8 weeks
Tuesday 26 January Australia Day holiday
Friday 29 January Graduation in absentia conferral date
February 2021
Monday 15 February to Monday 22 February Summer Examinations
Monday 22 February to Friday 26 February Melbourne Orientation & Commencement Ceremonies
March 2021
Monday 1 March to Sunday 30 May Semester 1 12 teaching weeks
Friday 5 March Graduation in absentia conferral date
Monday 15 March to Friday 19 March Employability Week
Wednesday 31 March Graduation in absentia conferral date
April 2021
Friday 2 April to Tuesday 6 April Easter holiday
Friday 2 April to Sunday 11 April Easter, Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Sunday 25 April ANZAC Day
Friday 30 April Graduation in absentia conferral date
May 2021
Monday 31 May Graduation in absentia conferral date
Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June SWOT Vac
June 2021
Monday 7 June to Friday 25 June Examinations
Monday 14 June Queen's Birthday holiday (Students with a scheduled exam on the Queen’s birthday holiday will be required to sit the exam)
Wednesday 30 June Graduation in absentia conferral date
July 2021
Monday 5 July to Sunday 11 July Non-teaching period & UA Common Vacation Week
Friday 9 July Results final release date
Thursday 15 July to Thursday 22 July Special/Supplementary Examinations
Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July Melbourne Orientation
Monday 26 July to Sunday 24 October Semester 2 12 teaching weeks
Friday 30 July Graduation in absentia conferral date
August 2021
Monday 9 August to Friday 13 August Employability Week
Friday 27 August to Saturday 18 September Graduations (Winter) Postponed – new arrangements to be advised
Tuesday 31 August Graduation in absentia conferral date
September 2021
Monday 20 September to Sunday 26 September Non-teaching period
Friday 24 September Friday before AFL Grand Final holiday
Thursday 30 September Graduation in absentia conferral date
October 2021
Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October SWOT Vac
Friday 29 October Graduation in absentia conferral date
November 2021
Monday 1 November to Friday 19 November Examinations
December 2021
Friday 3 December Results final release date
Thursday 9 December to Thursday 16 December Special/Supplementary Examinations
Saturday 25 December to Monday 3 January Christmas holiday