2018 Academic year dateline

This dateline, approved by the University's Executive, is subject to change.

2018 Academic year dateline
Week of sessionStart date

Key session dates

V 20 November 2017 20 November 2017 - Inter Session break starts
26 November 2017 - English Language 09 Session ends
26 November 2017 - English Language 10 Session ends
S 27 November 2017 27 November 2017 - Summer A 2017/2018 Session starts
27 November - English Language 11 Session starts
30 November 2017 - Census date for The College T3°
3 December 2017 - Q4^ Session ends
S* 4 December 20178 December 2017 - English Language SPR Session ends
S 11 December 2017 13 December 2017 - Graduation ceremonies start
14 December 2017 - Graduation ceremonies end
17 December 2017 - WSU Online TRI-3 ends
S 18 December 2017 21 December 2017 - Summer A 2017/2018 intra session break starts
24 December 2017 - 2H Session ends
24 December 2017 - R2 Session ends
24 December 2017 - R2A± Session ends
S 25 December 2017 25 December 2017 - Christmas Day public holiday
25 December 2017 - Census date for R2A±
26 December 2017 - Boxing Day public holiday
S 1 January 2018 1 January - New Years Day public holiday
2 January - English Language 01 Session starts
2 January - 1H Session starts
2 January - R1 Session starts
7 January - Summer A 2017/2018 intra session break ends
S 8 January 8 January - Quarter 1^ (Q1) Session starts
8 January - Summer B 2017/2018 Session starts
S 15 January 17 January - Census date for Summer A and B 2017/2018
S 22 January 26 January - Australia Day public holiday»
S 29 January 29 January - The College T3° Session ends
31 January - Census date for Q1^
4 February - Sydney City Campus T3 Session ends
S 5 February 8 - 11 February - Stuvac for Summer A and B 2017/2018
11 February - English Language 11 Session ends
11 February - English Language 01 Session ends
S 12 February 12 February - English Language 02 Session starts
12 - 18 February# - Summer A and B 2017/2018 exams
18 February - Summer A and B 2017/2018 Sessions end
V 26 February 26 February - Sydney City Campus T1 starts
26 February - WSU Online TRI-1 starts
4 March - Inter Session break ends
1 5 March 5 March -  Autumn Session starts
5 March - Research± (R1A) Session starts
5 March - The College Term 1 (T1°) Session starts
2 12 March  
3 19 March 19 March - English Language AUT Session starts
23 March - WSU Online TRI-1 Census date
25 March - Q1^ Session ends
4 26 March 30 March - Good Friday public holiday
31 March - Census date for 1H
31 March - Census date for R1
31 March - Census date for Autumn
31 March - Census date for The College T1°
5 2 April 2 April - Easter Monday public holiday
2 April - Quarter 2^ (Q2) Session starts
6 9 April  
7 16 April 22 April - English Language 02 Session ends
8 23 April 23 April - English Language 04 Session starts
24 April - Census date for Q2^
25 April - ANZAC Day public holiday
28 April - Graduation ceremonies start
9 30 April 30 April - 6 May Autumn/1H Intra Session break
4 May - Graduation ceremonies end
10 7 May  
11 14 May 14 May - English Language 05 Session starts
20 May - WSU Online TRI-1 ends
1221 May 
13 28 May  
14 4 June 4 June - English Language 06 Session starts
8 June - English Language AUT Session ends
10 June - The College Term 1 (T1°) Session ends
10 June - Sydney City Campus T1 ends
15 11 June 11 June - Queen's Birthday public holiday
11 June - WSU Online TRI-2 starts
11 - 17 June - Stuvac
17 June - Q2^ Session ends
16 18 June 18 June# - Autumn Session exams start
24 June - 1H Session ends
24 June - R1 Session ends
24 June - R1A± Session ends
17 25 June 25 June - Quarter 3^ (Q3) Session starts
25 June - 2H Session starts
25 June -  2nd Research (R2) Session starts
25 June - Sydney City Campus T2 Starts
26 June - Census date for R1A±
1 July - English Language 04 Session ends
1 July# - Autumn exams end
1 July - Autumn Session ends
V 2 July 2 July - Inter Session break starts
2 July - The College Term 2 (T2°) Session starts
6 July - WSU Online TRI-2 Census date
V 9 July 9 July - English Language 07 Session starts
15 July - English Language 06 ends
V* 16 July 17 July - Census date for Q3^
22 July - English Language 05 Session ends
V* 23 July 23 July - Research R2A± Session starts
29 July - Inter Session break ends
1 30 July 30 July - Spring Session starts
  31 July - Census date for The College T2°
2 6 August  
3 13 August  
4 20 August  
5 27 August 31 August - Census date for 2H
31 August - Census date for R2
31 August - Census date for Spring
2 September - WSU Online TRI-2 ends
6 3 September 9 September - Q3^ Session ends
7 10 September 16 September - English Language 07 Session ends
8 17 September 17 September - Quarter 4^ (Q4) Session starts
17 September - English Language SPR Session starts
17 September - English Language 09 Session starts
22 September - Graduation ceremonies start
9 24 September 24 - 30 September - Spring/1H Intra Session break
24 September - WSU Online TRI-3 starts
28 September - Graduation ceremonies end
10 1 October 1 October - Labour Day public holiday
7 October - Sydney City Campus T2 ends
11 8 October 9 October - Census date for Q4^
14 October - The College Term 2 (T2°) Session ends
12 15 October 15 October - English Language 10 Session starts
19 October - WSU Online TRI-3 Census date
13 22 October 22 October - Sydney City Campus T3 starts
14 29 October 29 October - The College Term 3 (T3°) Session starts
15 5 November 5 - 11 November - Stuvac
16 12 November 12 November#- Spring exams start
17 19 November 25 November - English Language 09 ends
25 November - English Language 10 ends
25 November# - Spring exams end
25 November - Spring Session ends
V 26 November 26 November - Inter Session break starts
26 November - English Language 11 Session starts
30 November - Census date for The College T3°
2 December - Q4^ Session ends
S 3 December 3 December - Summer A 2018/2019 Session starts
7 December - English Language SPR Session ends
S* 10 December 16 December - WSU Online TRI-3 ends
S* 17 December 18 December - Graduation ceremonies start
19 December - Graduation ceremonies end
23 December - 2H Session ends
23 December - R2 Session ends
23 December - R2A± Session ends
S 24 December 24 December - Summer 2018/2019 Intra session break starts
25 December - Christmas Day public holiday
25 December - Census date for R2A±
26 December - Boxing Day public holiday
S 31 December1 January - New Year's Day public holiday»

V Vacation week

NOTE 1 * These weeks will be used for the scheduled deferred examinations. Precise dates will be confirmed in 2018, as required.

NOTE 2 # These weeks are part of the formal examination period. Students must be available in these weeks.

NOTE 3 ^ Quarters are the teaching sessions used by Sydney Graduate School of Management and several Schools.

NOTE 4 ° Terms 1, 2 and 3 are used for Western Sydney University, The College (The College) and for International offshore purposes.

NOTE 5 ± Research Session late enrolment dates.

NOTE 6 » Public Holidays to be confirmed once gazetted.

NOTE 7 % These dates are to be confirmed.

The above dates are for sessions appropriate for the majority of students. Students who are enrolled in programs with special sessions, such as teacher education and medicine programs, and students who are offshore and international students, will need to consult their school regarding any special purpose dates.