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 Term 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 2020 
S14 December 202014 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Exams Start
16 December - Graduation Ceremonies Start
17 December - Graduation Ceremonies End
18 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Exams End
20 December - 2H Term Ends
20 December - R2 Term Ends
20 December - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Ends
V21 December 202021 December - Summer A 2020/2021 and Term 3 2020 Mid-term Break Starts
25 December - Christmas Day | Public Holiday
V28 December 202028 December - Boxing Day | Public Holiday
28 December - 3 January - Sydney City Campus Mid-term 3 Break
31 December - Census Date for R2A
31 December - R2A Term Ends
1 January - New Year's Day | Public Holiday
3 January - Summer A 2020/2021 Mid-term Break Ends
S4 January 20214 January - Summer A, Term 3 and Sydney City Session 3 Resume
4 January - Undergraduate Certificates - Block A Starts
S11 January 202111 January - First Half (1H) and First Research (R1) Terms Start
11 January - Summer B 2020/2021 Term Starts
11 January - Quarter 1 (Q1)^ Term Starts
S14 January 202114 January - Census Date for Undergraduate Certificates Block A
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
8 February - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 Starts
11-12 February - Stuvac for Summer A and B 2020/2021
12 February - Undergraduate Certificates - Block A Ends
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 Terms End
V22 February 202127 February - Summer Deferred Exams*
28 February - Spring/Autumn Inter-term Break Ends
11 March 20211 March - Autumn Term Starts
1 March - The College Term 1° Term Starts
1 March - Undergraduate Certificates - Block B Starts
5 March - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 1
6 March - Summer Deferred Exams*
28 March 20218 March - Sydney City Campus Session 1 Starts
11 March - Census Date for Undergraduate Certificates Block B
315 March 202120 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 Term 1
31 March - Census Date for Sydney City Campus Session 1
1 April -  Research (R1A)± Term Starts
2 April  - Good Friday | Public Holiday
65 April 20215 April  - Easter Monday | Public Holiday
6 April - Quarter 2^ (Q2) Term Starts
9 April - Undergraduate Certificates - Block B Ends
712 April 2021 
819 April 202119 - 25 April - The College Mid-term Break
23 April - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 Term Ends
24 April - Graduation Ceremonies Start
V26 April 202126 April - 2 May - Mid-term Break for Autumn and 1H Terms
26 April - Undergraduate Certificates - Block C Starts
28 April# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 Exams Start
28 April - Census Date for Quarter 2^
30 April - Graduation Ceremonies End
30 April# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 Exams End
2 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 Ends
103 May 2021 6 May - Census Date for Undergraduate Certificates Block C
1110 May 2021 
1217 May 2021 
1324 May 202124 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 Starts
1431 May 202131 May - The College Term 1° Exams Start
4 June - Undergraduate Certificates - Block C Ends
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 - 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
18 June - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 2
19 June# - Quarter 2^ Exams End
20 June - Quarter 2^ Term Ends
17#21 June 202121 June# - Autumn/1H Exams Continue
21 June - Undergraduate Certificates - Block D Starts
27 June# - Autumn/1H term Exams End
27 June - Autumn and 1H Terms End
V28 June 202128 June - Quarter 3^ (Q3^) Term Starts
28 June - The College Term 2° (T2) Term Starts
28 June - Inter-term Break Autumn/Spring Starts
30 June - Research 1 and Research 1A Terms End
30 June - Census Date for Research 1A Term
1 July - 2nd Research (R2) Term Starts
1 July - Census Date for Undergraduate Certificates Block D
V5 July 20215 July - Second Half (2H) Term Starts
5 July - Sydney City Campus Session 2 (S2) Starts
V12 July 202118 July - Autumn/Spring Inter-term Break Ends
119 July 202119 July - Spring Term Starts
21 July - Census Date for Quarter 3^
226 July 202130 July - Undergraduate Certificates - Block D Ends
31 July - Census Date for The College Term 2°
31 July - Census Date for Sydney City Campus Session 2
32 August 20216 August - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 Ends
49 August 20219 -15 August - The College Mid-term 2 Break
11 August# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 Exams Start
13 August# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 Exams End
15 August - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 Ends
516 August 2021 16 August - Undergraduate Certificates - Block E Starts
623 August 2021 26 August - Census Date for Undergraduate Certificates Block E
730 August 202131 August - Census Date for Spring
31 August - Census Date for Second Half (2H)
31 August - Census Date for Research 2 (R2)
1 September - Research (R2A)± Term Starts
4 September# - Quarter 3^ Exams Start
86 September 20216 September - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Starts
11 September# - Quarter 3^ Exams End
11 September - Graduation Ceremonies Start
12 September - Quarter 3^ Ends
V13 September 202113 - 19 September - Mid-term Break for Spring and 2H Terms
17 September - Graduation Ceremonies End
1020 September 202120 September - Quarter 4 (Q4^) Term Starts
24 September - Undergraduate Certificates - Block E Ends
1127 September 202127 September - The College Term 2° Exams Start
1 October - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 3
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 202111 October - Undergraduate Certificates - Block F Starts
13 October - Census Date for Quarter 4^
1418 October 2021 21 October - Census Date for Undergraduate Certificates Block F
1525 October 202125 October - 31 October - Spring/2H Stuvac
25 October - The College Term 3° (T3) Term Starts
16#1 November 20211 November# - Spring/2H Exams Start
1 November - Sydney City Campus Session 3 Starts
17#8 November 20218 November# - Spring/2H Exams Continue
14 November# - Spring/2H Exams End
14 November - Spring Term Ends
V15 November 202115 November - Spring/Autumn Inter-term Break Starts
19 November - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Ends
19 November - Undergraduate Certificates - Block F Ends
S22 November 202124 November# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Exams Start
27 November - Quarter 4^ Exams Start
26 November# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Exams End
28 November - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 Ends
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 202115 December - Graduation Ceremonies Start
16 December - Graduation Ceremonies End
19 December - Second Half (2H) Term Ends
19 December - Research 2 Term 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
28 December - Boxing Day | Public Holiday
31 December - Census Date for Research 2A Term
31 December - Research R2A Term Ends
V3 January 20223 January - New Year's Day | Public Holiday
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° Term 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.