2013 important dates for Higher Education students

See also Higher Education census dates and Open Universities Australia (OUA) important dates.

Semester 1

*   Standard semester-based programs and classes only

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key administration dates for Higher Education onshore students

December 2012

24 Dec

 

25 December – 1 January 2013 University closedown

31 Dec

 

1 January New Year’s Day public holiday (Tuesday)
Summer Semester commences – census dates for Summer Semester classes vary; class specific dates will be advised

2 January RMIT University re-opens (Wednesday)
Enrolment system opens for 2013

January 2013

7 Jan

 

14 Jan

21 Jan

Deferred and resit exam timetable (from Semester 2 2012) posted online

28 Jan

28 January Australia Day public holiday (Monday)

February

4 Feb

 

11 Feb

11–22 February Deferred and resit exam period (from Semester 2 2012) (two weeks)

18 Feb

20 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for Business College classes

21 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for Science, Engineering and Health College classes

22 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for Design and Social Context College classes

25 Feb

25 February – 1 March Orientation

March

4 Mar

1

4 March Semester 1 classes begin
Official deferred results release date (from Semester 2 2012)

11 Mar

2

11 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

15 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1

18 Mar

3

 

25 Mar

4

28 March See 31 March entry below for census date actions

28 March – 3 April Midsemester break

29 March Good Friday public holiday

31 March Census date for Semester 1
The census date is the last day to drop classes (withdraw from courses) without financial penalty and closing date for refunds for cancelled enrolments.
If you wish to drop all your classes without financial penalty, the last day to do this is Thursday 28 March. This is because you need to complete this action in person.

April

1 Apr

4

1 April Easter Monday public holiday

2 April Easter Tuesday (RMIT holiday)

4 April Classes resume (Thursday)

8 Apr

5

 

15 Apr

6

 

22 Apr

7

25 April Anzac Day public holiday (Thursday)

29 Apr

8

3 May Last day to drop classes (withdraw from courses) without academic penalty for Semester 1. Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 1.

May

6 May

9

6 May Provisional exam timetable for Semester 1 posted online

13 May

10

 

20 May

11

24 May Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1 exams

27 May

12

 

June

3 Jun

13

3 June Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 posted online

3–7 June Swot vac week

10 Jun

14

10 June Queen’s Birthday public holiday (Monday)

10–28 June Semester 1 assessment/exam period (three weeks)

17 Jun

15

 

24 Jun

16

26 June – 19 July Midyear enrolment period

30 June Last day to apply to graduate at an RMIT offshore ceremony

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Semester 2

*   Standard semester-based programs and classes only.

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key administration dates for Higher Education onshore students

July

1 Jul

 

1–21 July Semester break (three weeks)

 

8 Jul

 

10 July Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for Business College classes

11 July Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for Science, Engineering and Health College classes

12 July Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for Design and Social Context College classes

15 Jul

15 July Official results released
Deferred and resit exam timetable (from Semester 1 2013) posted online

19 July Midyear enrolment period ends

22 Jul

1

22 July Semester 2 classes begin

22–26 July Midyear orientation
Deferred and resit exam period (from Semester 1 2013)

29 Jul

2

1 August Official deferred results release date (from Semester 1 2013)

2 August Last day to add classes for Semester 2

August

5 Aug

3

12 Aug

4

19 Aug

5

26 Aug

6

30 August See 31 August entry below for census date actions
31 August Last day to apply to graduate at the 2013 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
Census date for Semester 2
The census date is the last day to drop classes (withdraw from courses) without financial penalty and closing date for refunds for cancelled enrolments.
If you wish to drop all your classes without financial penalty, the last day to do this is Friday 30 August. This is because you need to complete this action in person.

1 September Spring Semester commences. Class start dates and census dates for Spring Semester classes vary.

September

2 Sep

2–8 September Midsemester break

9 Sep

7

16 Sep

8

20 September Last day to drop classes (withdraw from courses) without academic penalty for Semester 2. Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2.

23 Sep

9

23 September Provisional exam timetable Semester 2 posted online

30 Sep

10

October

7 Oct

11

11 October Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 exams

14 Oct

12

18 October 2014 draft (read only) class timetable available via STS

21 Oct

13

21 October Personalised exam timetable for Semester 2 posted online

21–25 October Swot vac week

28 Oct

14

28 October – 15 November Semester 2 assessment/exam period (three weeks)

November

4 Nov

15

5 November Melbourne Cup public holiday (Tuesday)

6 November Enrolment system opens for 2014 enrolment

11 Nov

16

18 Nov

25 Nov

December

2 Dec

2 December Official results release date

9 Dec

16 Dec

18 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)

20 December Last day to enrol for 2014 for continuing students

23 Dec

25 December – 1 January 2014 University closedown
25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Wednesday)

26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Thursday)

30 Dec

1 January 2014 New Year’s Day public holiday (Wednesday)
Summer Semester commences. Class start dates for Summer Semester vary.

2 January RMIT University re-opens (Thursday)
Enrolment system opens for 2014

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