2022 Academic year dateline

This dateline, approved by the University's Executive, is subject to change.
2022 Academic year dateline
Week of session (Sum/Aut/Spr)Start date (Monday)Key session dates
Vacation (V)22 November 202127 November# - Quarter 4^ exams start
Summer (S)*29 November 202129 November - Summer A 2021/22 session starts
30 November - Census Date for Sydney City Campus Session 3 
30 November - Census Date for The College and International College Term 3°
5 December#- Q4 exams end
6 December - Q4 ends
S*6 December 2021 
S13 December 202113 December#- Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams start
14 December - Graduation ceremonies start
15 December - Graduation ceremonies end
17 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams end
19 December - 2H session ends
19 December - R2 session ends
19 December - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 ends
V20 December 202123 December- Summer A 2021/2022 and Term 3 2021 mid-session break starts
V27 December 202127 December  - Christmas Day public holiday
27 December - 2 January, Sydney City Campus mid-Session 3 break
28 December - Boxing Day public holiday
31 December - Census date for R2A session
31 December - R2A session ends
S3 January 20223 January - New Year's Day public holiday
4 January - Summer A 2021/2022 mid-session break ends
4 January - The College and International College Term 3 and Sydney City Session 3 resume
5 January - Summer A resumes
S10 January 202210 January - First Half (1H) and first Research (R1) sessions start
10 January - Summer B 2021/2022 starts
10 January - Quarter 1^ starts
S17 January 202219 January - Census date for Summer A and Summer B 2021/2022
S24 January 202226 January- Australia Day, public holiday
S31 January 202231 January#- The College and International College Term 3° exams start
2 February - Census date for Quarter 1^
5 February# - The College and International College Term 3° exams end
6 February - The College and International College Term 3° ends
S7 February 20227 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams start
10-11 February - Stuvac for Summer A and B 2021/2022
12 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams end
13 February - Sydney City Campus Session 3 ends
S#14 February 202214 February# - Summer A and B 2021/2022 exams start
20 February# - Summer A and B 2021/2022 exams end
20 February - Summer A and B end
V21 February 202221 February - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 starts
V*28 February 20226 March -Spring-Autumn inter-session break ends
6 March  - Summer deferred exams
17 March 20227 March - Autumn session starts
7 March - Sydney City Campus Session 1 starts
7 March - The College and International College Term 1° starts
214 March 202218 March - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 1
19 March# - Quarter 1^ exams start
321 March 202226 March# - Quarter 1^ exams end
27 March - Quarter 1^ ends
428 March 20221 April -  Research R1A± session starts
54 April 20224 April - 10 April Western Sydney Online mid-Trimester 1 break
4 April - Quarter 2^ starts
8 April - Census date for Autumn and 1st Half (1H)
8 April  - Census date for Research 1 session
8 April  - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 1
8 April - Census date for The College and International College Term 1°
611 April 202215 April  - Good Friday, public holiday
718 April 202218 April  - Easter Monday, public holiday
23 April - Graduation ceremonies start
V25 April 202225 April - Anzac Day, public holiday
25 April - 1 May - mid-session break for Autumn and 1H 
25 April - 1 May - The College and International College mid-Term break
27 April - Census date for Quarter 2^
30 April - Graduation ceremonies finish
92 May 2022 
109 May 2022 
1116 May 202216 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 exams start
20 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 exams end
22 May - Western Sydney Online Trimester 1 ends
1223 May 2022 
1330 May 2022 
146 June 20226 June - Sydney City Campus Session 1 exams start
6 June - The College and International College Term 1° exams start
6 June - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 starts
11 June - Sydney City Campus Session 1 exams end
11 June - The College and International College Term 1° exams end
11 June# - Quarter 2^ exams start
12 June- Sydney City Campus Session 1 ends
12 June - The College and International College Term 1° ends
15#13 June 202213 June - Queen's Birthday, public holiday
13 June - 19 June -Autumn/1H Stuvac
18 June# - Quarter 2^ exams end
19 June - Quarter 2^ ends
16#20 June 202220 June# - Autumn/1H exams start
17#27 June 202227 June - Quarter 3^ starts
27 June# - Autumn/1H exams continue
30 June - Census date for Research 1A session
30 June -Research 1 and Research 1A sessions end
1 July - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 2
1 July- 2nd Research (R2) session starts
3 July# Autumn/1H exams end
3 July - Autumn and First Half (1H) end
V4 July 20224 July - Second Half (2H) starts
4 July - Sydney City Campus Session 2 starts
4 July - The College and International College Term 2° starts
4 July- Inter-session break Autumn-Spring starts
V11 July 2022 
V18 July 202218 - 24 July - Western Sydney Online mid-Trimester 2 break
20 July - Census date for Quarter 3^
24 July -Autumn-Spring inter-session break ends
125 July 202225 July - Spring session starts
31 July - Census date for The College and International College Term 2°
31 July - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 2
21 August 2022 
38 August 2022 
415 August 202215 -21 August The College and International College mid-Term 2 break
522 August 2022 
629 August 202229 August# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 exams start
31 August - Census date for Research 2 session
31 August - Census date for Spring and Second Half (2H)
1 September - Research R2A± session starts
2 September# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 exams end
3 September# Quarter 3^ exams start
4 September Western Sydney Online Trimester 2 ends
75 September 202210 September# Quarter 3^ exams end
10 September - Graduation ceremonies start
11 September - Quarter 3^ ends
V12 September 202212 - 18 September - mid-session break for Spring and 2H
16 September - Graduation ceremonies finish
919 September 202219 September - Quarter 4^ starts
19 September - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 starts
1026 September 2022 
113 October 20223 October - Labour Day, public holiday
4 October - The College and International College Term 2° exams start
4 October# - Sydney City Campus Session 2 exams start
8 October - The College and International College Term 2° exams end
8 October# - Sydney City Campus Session 2 exams end
9 October - The College and International College Term 2° ends
9 October - Sydney City Campus Session 2 ends
1210 October 202212 October - Census date for Quarter 4^
14 October - Census date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 3
1317 October 2022 
1424 October 2022 
1531 October 202231 October - 6 November -Spring/2H Stuvac
31 October - The College and International College Term 3° starts
31 October - Sydney City Campus Session 3 starts
31 October - 6 November Western Sydney Online mid-Trimester 3 break
16#7 November 20227 November# Spring/2H exams start
17#14 November 202214 November# Spring/2H exams continue
20 November# Spring/2H exams end
20 November - Spring session ends
V21 November 202221 November - Spring- Autumn inter-session break starts
26 November - Quarter 4^ exams start
V28 November 202230 November - Census date for The College and International College Term 3°
30 November - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 3
3 December#- Quarter 4^ exams end
5 December - Quarter 4^ ends
S*5 December 20225 December - Summer A 2022/23 session starts
S*12 December 202212 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams start
14 December - Graduation ceremonies start
15 December - Graduation ceremonies finish
16 December# - Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 exams end
18 December - Second Half (2H) ends
18 December - Research 2 session ends
18 December Western Sydney Online Trimester 3 ends
V19 December 202222 December - University closes
V26 December 202226 December - 1 January, Sydney City Campus mid-Session 3 break
26 December  - Christmas Day public holiday
27 December - Boxing Day public holiday
31 December - Census date for Research 2A session
31 December - Research R2A session ends
V2 January 20232 January - New Year's Day public holiday
4 January - University re-opens
S9 January 2023 
S16 January 2023 
S23 January 202326 January - Australia Day, public holiday
S30 January 2023 
S#6 February 20236 February# - The College Term 3° exams start
6 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams start
11 February# - The College Term 3° exams end
11 February# - Sydney City Campus exams end
12 February - The College Term 3° ends
12 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 2022, 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 International College 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.