Semester 1 2018 (Australian campuses)

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

December 2017

25

 

25 December 2017 – 1 January 2018 University closedown

January 2018

1

 

1 January New Year's Day public holiday (Monday)
2 January RMIT University reopens (Tuesday)
3 January Summer Semester start date (Wednesday)

 

8

 

9 January Summer Semester last day to add (Tuesday)
12 January Summer Semester census date (Friday)

 

22

 

22 January myTimetable opens for preferences - Enter your class preferences
26 January Australia Day public holiday (Friday)

 

29

 

29 January Deferred deferred exam provisional timetable posted online (from Semester 2 2017)
29 January Provisional Spring Summer exam timetable posted online (Monday)

February

5

 

5–16 February Deferred deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2017)
7 February myTimetable closes for preferences - Last day to enter class preferences (by 5pm)

 

12

 

12–16 February Spring and Summer exam period (Monday to Friday)
14 February myTimetable opens (read-only) - Find out what classes you've been allocated to
15 February myTimetable opens for allocation/adjustment - Adjust classes or allocate yourself to classes if required

 

19

 

19 February Provisional deferred Spring Summer exam timetable posted online (Monday)
19–23 February Orientation
23 February Spring and Summer results released (Friday)

 

26

1

26 February Semester 1 classes begin
26–27 February Spring Summer deferred exam period (Monday–Tuesday)

March

5

2

9 March Last day to add classes for Semester 1*

 

12

3

12 March Labour Day public holiday (Monday)
16 March myTimetable closes for allocation/adjustment - Last day to allocate or adjust classes (by 5pm)

 

19

4

 

 

26

5

29 March – 4 April Mid-semester break* (Thursday to Wednesday)
29 March Last day to complete census date actions in person (see 31 March entry)
30 March Good Friday public holiday
31 March Semester 1 census date* (Saturday)

April

2

5

2 April Easter Monday public holiday
3 April Easter Tuesday (RMIT holiday)
5 April Classes resume (Thursday)

 

9

6

 

 

16

7

 

 

23

8

25 April Anzac Day public holiday (Wednesday)
27 April Last day for students 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*.

 

30

9

30 April Exam provisional timetable for Semester 1 posted online
1 May – 13 July Mid-year enrolment period*

May

7

10

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

 

14

11

 

 

21

12

 

 

28

13

28 May Personalised exam timetables for Semester 1 available via myRMIT
28 May – 3 June SWOT vac week

June

4

14

4–22 June Semester 1 assessment/exam period* (three weeks)

 

11

15

11 June Queen's Birthday public holiday (Monday)

 

18

 

 

 

25

 

25 June – 13 July Semester break* (three weeks)

July

2

 

 

Semester 2 2018

Month

Week beginning

Week number

Key dates for higher education students

July

9

 

9 July Official results release date
9 July Deferred and resit exam timetable (from Semester 1 2018) posted online
13 July Mid-year enrolment period ends

 

16

1

16 July Semester 2 classes begin
16–20 July Mid-year orientation
16–20 July Deferred and resit exam period (from Semester 1 2018)

 

23

2

27 July Last day to add classes for Semester 2

 

30

3

 

August

6

4

6 August Deferred deferred exam timetable posted online (from Semester 1 2018)

 

13

5

13–17 August Deferred deferred exam period (from Semester 1 2018)

 

20

6

 

 

27

 

27 August – 2 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. See the full list of census date actions.

September

3

7

3 September Classes resume* (Monday)

 

10

8

14 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*.

 

17

9

17 September Exam provisional timetable for Semester 2 posted online

 

24

10

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

October

1

11

 

 

8

12

 

 

15

13

15 October Personalised exam timetables for Semester 2 available via myRMIT
15–21 October SWOT vac week

 

22

14

22 October Last day to confirm attendance at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (Sunday)
22 October – 9 November Semester 2 assessment/exam period* (three weeks)

 

29

15

 

November

5

16

6 November Melbourne Cup Day public holiday (Tuesday)
7 November Enrolment Online opens for 2019 enrolments

 

12

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

26

 

26 November Official results release date
26 November Deferred exam timetable posted online (from Semester 2 2018)

December

3

 

3–7 December Deferred exam period (from Semester 2 2018)

 

10

 

12 December Melbourne Graduation Parade and Ceremony (Wednesday)

 

17

 

17 December Last day for continuing students to enrol for 2019 – by 5pm close of business

 

24

 

25 December – 1 January 2019 University closedown
25 December Christmas Day public holiday (Tuesday)
26 December Boxing Day public holiday (Wednesday)

 

31

 

1 January 2019 New Year’s Day public holiday (Tuesday)
2 January RMIT University re-opens (Wednesday)

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