Semester 1 2016 (Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

December 2015

21

 

25 December 2015 – 1 January 2016 University closedown

 

28

 

1 January 2016 New Year’s Day public holiday (Friday)

January 2016

4

 

4 January RMIT University re-opens (Monday)
4 January Enrolment Online system re-opens for 2016 enrolments
4 January Summer Semester begins. Class start dates and census dates for Summer Semester classes vary.

 

11

 

 

 

18

 

18 January Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 2 2015) posted online

 

25

 

26 January Australia Day public holiday (Tuesday)

February

1

 

 

 

8

 

8–19 February Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2015) (two weeks)

 

15

 

17 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Business College classes
18 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Science, Engineering and Health College classes
19 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Design and Social Context College classes

 

22

 

22–26 February Orientation

 

29

1

29 February Semester 1 classes begin*

March

7

2

11 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

 

14

3

14 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

 

21

4

24–30 March Mid-semester break*
25 March Good Friday public holiday

 

28

4

28 March Easter Monday public holiday
29 March Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
31 March Classes resume* (Thursday)
31 March Census date for Semester 1*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. View more actions at Higher education census dates.

April

4

5

 

 

11

6

 

 

18

7

 

 

25

8

25 April Anzac Day (Monday)
29 April Last day to drop classes 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

2

9

2 May Provisional exam timetable for Semester 1 posted online

 

9

10

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

 

16

11

 

 

23

12

 

 

30

13

30 May Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 posted online
30 May – 3 June SWOT vac week

June

6

14

6–24 June Semester 1 assessment/exam period* (three weeks)

 

13

15

13 June Queen’s Birthday public holiday (Monday)

 

20

16

22 June – 15 July Mid-year enrolment period*

 

27

 

27 June – 17 July Semester break* (three weeks)

 

29

 

1 July Last day to apply to graduate at an RMIT offshore ceremony

Semester 2 2016

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

July

4

 

6 July Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Business College classes
7 July Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Science, Engineering and Health College classes
8 July Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Design and Social Context College classes

 

11

 

11 July Official results release date*
11 July Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 1 2016) posted online
15 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

 

18

1

18 July Semester 2 classes begin*
18–22 July Mid-year orientation
18–22 July Deferred exam period (from Semester 1 2016)

 

25

2

29 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*

August

1

3

 

 

8

4

 

 

15

5

 

 

22

6

28 August Last day to apply to graduate at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

 

29

 

29 August – 4 September Mid-semester break*
31 August Census date for Semester 2*. Deadline to take key actions, such as drop a class or cancel enrolment without financial penalty and finalise any HELP arrangements. View more actions at Higher education census dates.

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

September

5

7

5 September Classes resume* (Monday)

 

12

8

16 September Last day to drop classes 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*.

 

19

9

19 September Provisional exam timetable for Semester 2 posted online

 

26

10

30 September Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 exams
30 September Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday

October

3

11

 

 

10

12

 

 

17

13

17 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via my RMIT
17–21 October SWOT vac week
23 October Last day to confirm attendance at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

 

24

14

24 October – 11 November Semester 2 assessment/exam period* (three weeks)

 

31

15

1 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
2 November Enrolment Online system opens for 2017 enrolments

November

7

16

 

 

14

 

 

 

21

 

25 November Read only class timetable available via STS for 2017 academic year

 

28

 

28 November Official results release date*
28 November Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 2 2016) posted online

December

5

 

5–9 December Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2016)

 

12

 

14 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)

 

19

 

19 December Last day to enrol for 2017 for continuing students (4pm deadline)
23 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 Enrolment Online system closed for enrolments
25 December Christmas Day (Sunday)
25 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 University closedown
26 December Boxing Day public holiday
27 December Christmas/Boxing Day public holiday

 

26

 

1 January 2017 New Year’s Day (Sunday)

January 2017

2

 

2 January 2017 New Year’s Day public holiday (Monday)
3 January RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)
3 January Enrolment Online system re-opens for 2017 enrolments

* Standard semester-based higher education programs and classes only.