2021 Academic year dateline

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

2021 Academic year dateline
Week of session (Aut/Spr/Sum)Start date (Monday)Key session dates
Vacation (V)23 November 202028 November# - Quarter 4^ exams start
Summer (S)#30 November 202030 November - Summer A 2020/21 session starts
30 November - Census Date for Sydney City Campus Session 3 
30 November - Census Date for The College Term 3°
5 December#- Q4 exams end
6 December - Q4 ends
S#7 December 20207 December#- Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams start
11 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams end
13 December - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 ends
S14 December 202016 December - Graduation ceremonies start
17 December - Graduation ceremonies end
20 December - 2H session ends
20 December - R2 session ends
V21 December 202021 December- Summer A 2020/2021 and Term 3 2020 mid-session break starts
25 December  - Christmas Day, public holiday
V28 December 202028 December - Boxing Day, public holiday
28 December - 3 January, Sydney City Campus mid-Session 3 break
31 December - Census date for R2A
31 December - R2A session ends
1 January - New Year's Day, public holiday
3 January - Summer A 2020/2021 mid-session break ends
S4 January 20214 January - Summer A, Term 3 and Sydney City Session 3 resume
S11 January 202111 January - First Half (1H) and first Research (R1) sessions start
11 January - Summer B 2020/2021 session starts
11 January - Quarter 1 (Q1)^ session starts
S18 January 202120 January - Census date for Summer A and Summer B 2020/2021
S25 January 202126 January- Australia Day, public holiday
S1 February 20211 February - The College Term 3° exams start
  3 February - Census date for Quarter 1^ (Q1)
  6 February - The College Term 3° exams end
  7 February - The College Term 3° ends
S8 February 20218 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams start
11-12 February - Stuvac for Summer A and B 2020/2021
13 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams end
14 February - Sydney City Campus Session 3 ends
S#15 February 202115 February# - Summer A and B 2020/2021 exams start
21 February# - Summer A and B 2020/2021 exams end
21 February - Summer A and B sessions end
V22 February 202122 February - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 session starts
28 February -Spring-Autumn inter-session break ends
28 Feburary - Summer deferred exams*
11 March 20211 March - Autumn session starts
1 March - The College Term 1° session starts
7 March  - Summer deferred exams*
28 March 20218 March - Sydney City Campus Session 1 starts
315 March 202119 March - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 1
20 March# - Quarter 1^ exams start
422 March 202127 March# - Quarter 1^ exams end
28 March# - Quarter 1^ ends
529 March 202131 March - Census date for Autumn
31 March - Census date for 1st Half (1H)
31 March - Census date for The College Term 1°
31 March - Census date for Research session 1
31 March - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 1
1 April -  Research (R1A)± session starts
2 April  - Good Friday, public holiday
65 April 20215 April  - Easter Monday, public holiday
6 April - Quarter 2^ (Q2) session starts
6 - 11 April Western Sydney Online mid-Trimester 1 break
712 April 2021 
819 April 202119 - 25 April - The College mid-Term break
24 April - Graduation ceremonies start
V26 April 202126 April - 2 May - mid-session break for Autumn and 1H sessions
28 April - Census date for Quarter 2^
30 April - Graduation ceremonies finish
103 May 2021 
1110 May 2021 
1217 May 202117 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 exams start
21 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 exams end
23 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 ends
1324 May 2021 
1431 May 202131 May - The College Term 1° exams start
5 June - The College Term 1° exams end
6 June - The College Term 1° ends
157 June 20217 - 13 June -Autumn/1H Stuvac
7 June - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 session starts
7 June- Sydney City Campus Session 1 exams start
12 June - Sydney City Campus Session 1 exams end
12 June# - Quarter 2^ exams start
13 June- Sydney City Campus Session 1 ends
16#14 June 202114 June  - Queen's Birthday, public holiday
15 June# - Autumn/1H exams start
19 June# - Quarter 2^ exams end
20 June - Quarter 2^ session ends
17#21 June 202121 June# - Autumn/1H exams continue
27 June# Autumn/1H session exams end
27 June - Autumn session ends
V28 June 202128 June - Quarter 3^ (Q3^) session starts
28 June - The College Term 2° (T2) session starts
28 June- Inter-session break Autumn-Spring starts
30 June -Research 1 and Research 1A sessions end
30 June - Census date for Research 1A session
1 July- 2nd Research (R2) session starts
2 July - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 2
4 July  - First Half (1H) session ends
V5 July 20215 July  - Second Half (2H) session starts
  5 July - Sydney City Campus Session 2 (S2) starts
V12 July 202118 July -Autumn- Spring inter-session break ends
119 July 202119 July - Spring session starts
19 - 25 July - Western Sydney Online mid-Trimester 2 break
21 July - Census date for Quarter 3^
226 July 202131 July - Census date for The College Term 2°
31 July - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 2
32 August 2021 
49 August 20219 -15 August The College mid-Term 2 break
516 August 2021 
623 August 2021 
730 August 202131 August - Census date for Spring
31 August - Census date for Second Half (2H)
31 August - Census date for Research 2 (R2)
30 August# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 exams start
1 September - Research (R2A)± session starts
4 September# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 exams end
4 September# Quarter 3^ exams start
5 September Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 ends
86 September 202111 September# Quarter 3^ exams end
11 September - Graduation ceremonies start
12 September - Quarter 3^ ends
V13 September 202113 - 19 September - mid-session break for Spring and 2H sessions
17 September - Graduation ceremonies finish
1020 September 202120 September - Quarter 4 (Q4^) session starts
20 September - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 session starts
1127 September 202127 September -  The College Term 2° exams start
2 October - The College Term 2° exams end
3 October - The College Term 2° ends
124 October 20214 October - Labour Day, public holiday
5 October# - Sydney City Campus Session 2 exams start
9 October# - Sydney City Campus Session 2 exams end
10 October - Sydney City Campus Session 2 ends
1311 October 202113 October - Census date for Quarter 4^
15 October - Census date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 3
1418 October 2021 
1525 October 202125 October - 31 October -Spring/2H Stuvac
25 October - The College Term 3° (T3) session starts
16#1 November 20211 November# Spring/2H exams start
1 November - Sydney City Campus Session 3 starts
1 - 7 November Western Sydney Online mid-Trimester 3 break
17#8 November 20218 November# Spring/2H exams continue
14 November# Spring/2H exams end
14 November - Spring session ends
V15 November 202115 November - Spring- Autumn inter-session break starts
S22 November 202127 November - Quarter 4^ exams start
S29 November 202130 November - Census date for The College Term 3°
30 November - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 3
4 December#- Quarter 4^ exams end
5 December - Quarter 4^ ends
S*6 December 2021 
S*13 December 202113 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams start
15 December - Graduation ceremonies start
16 December - Graduation ceremonies finish
17 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams end
19 December - Second Half (2H) session ends
19 December - Research 2 session ends
19 December Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 ends
V20 December 202123 December - University closes
V27 December 202127 December - 2 January, Sydney City Campus mid-Session 3 break
27 December  - Christmas Day, public holiday (observed)
28 December - Boxing Day, public holiday (observed)
31 December - Census date for Research 2A session
31 December - Research R2A session ends
V3 January 20223 January - New Year's Day, public holiday (observed)
6 January - University re-opens
S10 January 2022 
S17 January 2022 
S24 January 202226 January - Australia Day, public holiday
S31 January 202231 January - The College Term 3° exams start
5 February- The College Term 3° exams end
6 February - The College Term 3° session ends
S#7 February 20227 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams start
12 February# - Sydney City Campus exams end
13 February - Sydney City Campus Session 3 ends
NOTE 1 * These weeks will be used for the scheduled deferred examinations. Precise dates will be confirmed in 2021, 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, Sydney City Campus 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 ± R1A and R2A are Research sessions for late enrolment dates.

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.