2022 research important dates

2022 key academic dates and deadlines for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.

You are required to enrol into both coursework and research courses during your candidature. Census dates for coursework are based on the class start and end date and are not published here. You can find your coursework census dates listed in Enrolment Online.

Event or deadline Date
University closedown 25 December 2021 - 3 January 2022
New Year's Day 1 January 2022 (Saturday)
New Year's Day scheduled public holiday 3 January (Monday)
RMIT University reopens 4 January
Australia Day 26 January
Research Quarter 1 begins 1 February
Labour Day public holiday 14 March (Monday)
Last day to apply to graduate 18 March
Research Quarter 1 census date 31 March
Coursework classes resume 8 April (Friday)
Good Friday public holiday 15 April
Easter Monday public holiday 18 April
Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday 19 April
Anzac Day 25 April
Research Quarter 1 ends 30 April
Research Quarter 2 begins 1 May
Graduation Ceremony 13 May (Friday)
Queen's Birthday public holiday 13 June (Monday)
Research Quarter 2 census date 30 June
Research Quarter 2 ends 31 July
Research Quarter 3 begins 1 August
National Day of Mourning (new) 22 September
AFL Grand Final public holiday 23 September
Research Quarter 3 census date 30 September
Last day to apply to graduate and confirm attendance at the 2022 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony  23 October
Research Quarter 3 ends 31 October
Research Quarter 4 begins 1 November
Melbourne Cup Day public holiday 1 November (Tuesday)
Last day to submit before Christmas shutdown 12 December
Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony 14 December (Wednesday)
RMIT closed 25 December - 2 January 2023
Christmas Day 25 December (Saturday)
Boxing Day 26 December (Monday)
Christmas Day scheduled holiday 27 December (Tuesday)
Research Quarter 4 census date 31 December
New Year’s Day 1 January 2023 (Sunday)
New Year’s Day scheduled public holiday 2 January 2023 (Monday)
RMIT University re-opens 3 January (Tuesday)
Research Quarter 4 ends 31 January
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