2021 higher education important dates

2021 key academic dates and deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework students studying at RMIT Australian campuses.

These dates apply to students in standard semester-based higher education classes. Exceptions are Associate Degree in Business, Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal) and Diploma of Commerce students who also follow the higher education dates on this page.

Semester 1 2021 – important dates

Date Event or deadline
25 December 2020 - 3 January University closed
1 January New Year's Day public holiday
1 January Flexible term 2021 begins (Friday)
4 January RMIT University reopens
4 January  Summer Semester begins (Monday)
10 January Summer Semester - last day to add classes

12 January

Summer Semester – census date
14 January  Spring Semester – last day to drop classes without academic penalty
26 January Australia Day public holiday
29 January myTimetable opens for preferences - Enter your class preferences
30 January Summer Semester - last date to drop classes without academic penalty

8 February

myTimetable closes for preferences -  Last day to enter class preferences (by 5pm)
12 February Spring Semester (2020) ends
12 February Summer Semester ends

15-19 February

Spring/Summer assessment period
16 February myTimetable opens for allocation/adjustment - Adjust classes or allocate yourself to classes if required (10am)
22-26 February Orientation
26 February Spring/Summer results released
1 March Semester 1 classes begin
8 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)
8 March Last day for applicants to enrol for Semester 1
8 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1
15 March myTimetable closes for allocation/adjustment - Last day to allocate or adjust classes (by 5pm)

Deadline extended! The deadline to allocate or adjust classes has been extended to 5pm Friday 19 March 2021 for all higher education students
31 March Semester 1 census date (Wednesday)
1-7 April  Mid-semester break (includes Easter)
2 April Good Friday public holiday
5 April Easter Monday public holiday
6 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
8 April Classes resume
25 April Anzac Day public holiday
30 April Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 1
30 April Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 1
3 May Mid-year enrolment period* opens
14 May Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 1
31 May - 4 June SWOT vac week
7-25 June Semester 1 assessment period
14 June Queen's Birthday public holiday
28 June – 16 July Semester break
12 July Official results release date
16 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

Semester 1 2021 – weeks 1-16

Week Dates
Week 1 1-7 March
Week 2 8-14 March
Week 3 15-21 March
Week 4 22-28 March
Week 5 29 March - 4 April
Week 6 12-18 April
Week 7 19-25 April
Week 8 26 April - 2 May
Week 9 3-9 May
Week 10 10-16 May
Week 11 17-23 May
Week 12 24-30 May
Week 13 31 May - 6 June
Week 14 7-13 June
Week 15 14-20 June
Week 16 21-27 June

 

Semester 2 2021 – important dates

Date Event or deadline
19 July Semester 2 classes begin
19-23 July Deferred assessment period (from Semester 1 2021)
19-23 July  Mid-year orientation
26 July  Last day to enrol for commencing students for Semester 2
26 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2
31 August Semester 2 census date
30 August - 3 September Mid-semester break
6 September Classes resume
17 September Last day to drop classes without academic penalty for Semester 2
17 September Last day to withdraw from program by cancelling enrolment or taking leave of absence without academic penalty for Semester 2
24 September Friday before AFL Grand Final public holiday
1 October Enrolment Online opens for 2022 enrolments 
1 October Equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2
18-22 October  SWOT vac week
25 October - 12 November Semester 2 assessment period
29 October Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2021 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony 
2 November  Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
15 November Spring Semester (2021) begins
28 November Spring Semester – last date to enrol

29 November

Official results release date
2 December Spring Semester census date
6-10 December Deferred assessment period (from Semester 2 2021)
14/15 December Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
20 December Deadline for timely re-enrolment: last day for continuing students to re-enrol for 2022 – by 5pm
25 December - 3 January 2022  RMIT closed
25 December Christmas Day (Saturday)
26 December Boxing Day (Sunday)
27 December Christmas Day scheduled holiday (Monday)
28 December Boxing Day scheduled holiday (Tuesday)
31 December Academic year ends
31 December Flexible term ends
1 January 2022 New Year’s Day (Saturday)
3 January 2022 New Year’s Day Scheduled public holiday (Monday)
4 January 2022 RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)
4 January 2022 Summer Semester begins
11 February Spring Semester ends
11 February

Summer Semester ends

Semester 2 2021 – weeks 1-13

Week Dates
Week 1 19-25 July
Week 2 26 July - 1 August
Week 3 2-8 August
Week 4 9-15 August
Week 5 16-22 August
Week 6 23-29 August
Week 7 6-12 September
Week 8 13-19 September
Week 9 20-26 September
Week 10 27 September - 3 October
Week 11 4-10 October
Week 12 11-17 October
Week 13 18-24 October
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