Semester 1 2017 (Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

December 2016

19

 

24 December 2016 – 2 January 2017 University closedown

 

26

 

1 January 2017 New Year’s Day  (Sunday)
1 January 2017 Undergrad/postgrad Flexible term 2017 begins+
1 January 2017 Research academic year 2017 begins+

January 2017

2

 

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

 

23

 

26 January Australia Day public holiday (Thursday)

February

6

 

6–17 February Spring/Summer and Deferred deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2016)

 

13

 

15 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Business College classes (Wednesday)
16 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Science, Engineering and Health College classes (Thursday)
17 February Student Timetabling System (STS) opens for timetabling Design and Social Context College classes (Friday)

 

20

 

20–24 February Orientation

 

27

1

27 February Semester 1 classes begin*

March

6

2

10 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

 

13

3

13 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)

 

20

4

 

 

27

5

31 March Census date for Semester 1*. Deadline by which students must take certain 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

3

6

 

 

10

7

13–19 April Mid-semester break* (Thursday to Wednesday)
14 April Good Friday public holiday

 

17

7

17 April Easter Monday public holiday
18 April Easter Tuesday RMIT holiday
20 April Classes resume* (Thursday)

 

24

8

25 April Anzac Day public holiday (Tuesday)
30 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

1

9

1 May Provisional exam timetable for Semester 1 posted online

 

8

10

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

 

15

11

 

 

22

12

 

 

29

13

29 May Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 available via myRMIT
29 May – 2 June SWOT vac week

June

5

14

5–23 June Semester 1 assessment/exam period* (three weeks)

 

12

15

12 June Queen’s Birthday public holiday (Monday)

 

19

16

21 June – 14 July Mid-year enrolment period*

 

26

 

26 June – 14 July Semester break* (three weeks)
30 June Last day to apply to graduate at an RMIT offshore ceremony

Semester 2 2017

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

July

3

 

5 July myTimetable opens for timetabling Business College classes (Wednesday)
6 July myTimetable opens for timetabling Science, Engineering and Health College classes (Thursday)
7 July myTimetable opens for timetabling Design and Social Context College classes (Friday)

 

10

 

10 July Official results release date*
10 July Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 1 2017) posted online
14 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

 

17

1

17 July Semester 2 classes begin*
17–21 July Mid-year orientation
17–21 July Deferred exam period (from Semester 1 2017)

 

24

2

28 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2*

 

31

3

 

August

7

4

7 August Deferred deferred exam timetable (from Semester 1 2017) posted online

 

14

5

14–18 August  Deferred deferred exam period (from Semester 1 2017)

 

21

6

 

 

28

None

28 August – 3 September Mid-semester break*
31 August Census date for Semester 2*. Deadline by which students must take certain 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.

September

4

7

4 September Classes resume* (Monday)

 

11

8

15 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*.

 

18

9

18 September Provisional exam timetable for Semester 2 posted online

 

25

10

29 September Exam equitable assessment arrangement registrations close for Semester 2 exams
29 September Friday before the AFL Grand Final public holiday
30 September Last day to apply to graduate at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (Saturday)

October

2

11

 

 

9

12

 

 

16

13

16 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via myRMIT
16–20 October SWOT vac week
22 October Last day to confirm attendance at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (Sunday)

  23 14 23 October – 10 November Semester 2 assessment/exam period* (three weeks)

 

30

15

 

November

6

16

7 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
8 November Enrolment Online opens for 2018 enrolments

 

13

 

 

 

20

 

20 November Spring Semester start date (Monday)
24 November Read-only class timetable available via myTimetable for 2018 academic year. Please note: at the time of release this date was not confirmed and may change.

 

27

 

27 November Official results release date*
27 November Deferred exam timetable (from Semester 2 2017) posted online
3 December Spring Semester last day to add (Tuesday)

December

4

 

4–8 December Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2017)
8 December Spring Semester census date (Friday)

 

11

 

13 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)

 

18

 

18 December Last day for continuing students to enrol for 2018 – by close of business (5pm)
23 December 2017 – 1 January 2018 University closedown

 

25

 

25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Monday)
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Tuesday)
31 December Flexible term 2017 ends+

January 2018

1

 

1 January 2018 New Year’s Day public holiday (Monday)
2 January RMIT University re-opens (Tuesday)

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

+ for eligible students only