Important dates 2020

For information on previous years, view important dates from 2018 [PDF] and 2019 [PDF]. You can also find out information on teaching periods for 2020.

Date Event
1 October – 10 December 2019 Undergraduate transfers open (Semester 1, 2020 entry)
See Enrolments for more on transferring
1 November 2019 2020 Handbook released
11 November – 20 January 2020 Re-enrolments open (2020)
See Enrolments for more on enrolling online and see Non-standard teaching periods for other enrolment deadlines
18 November – 21 February Summer vacation (2019-2020)
UWA is open, except during the shutdown
25 November – 31 January Summer School
Find more on Enrolments
11 December – 10 February Late undergraduate transfers open (Semester 1, 2020 entry)
See Enrolments for more on applying for a transfer late
20 December – 3 January University shutdown (2019/2020)
UWA closed for two weeks and reopens on 6 January
21 January Late re-enrolments open (2020)
See Enrolments for more
27 January Australia Day in lieu
UWA closed
3 – 7 February Exams (supplementary and deferred 2019 Semester 2 and Summer School 2020)
See Exams for more
17 – 21 February Orientation (Semester 1, 2020)
See Unistart for more
24 February First day of semester (Semester 1, 2020)
See Non-standard teaching periods for other dates
29 February Last date to add a unit (Semester 1)
See Enrolments for more
2 March Labour Day
UWA closed
15 March Last day to withdraw early (Semester 1) so units won’t show on your formal record
See Non-standard teaching periods for other dates or Enrolments for more on withdrawing
5 April Census date (Semester 1), the last day to withdraw from a Semester 1 unit without financial consequence
See Non-standard teaching periods for other census dates and more information at Fees
10 April Good Friday
UWA closed
13 April Easter Monday
UWA closed
13 – 19 April Mid-semester study break (non-teaching week)
25 and 27 April ANZAC Day (and ANZAC Day in lieu)
UWA closed
1 May – 30 June Undergraduate transfers open (Semester 2 entry)
See Enrolments page for more on about transferring courses
1 May – 1 August Mid-year re-enrolments open (Semester 2, 2020).
See Enrolments for more
29 May Last day of semester (Semester 1), the last day to withdraw from Semester 1 units
Academic withdrawal date (Semester 1, the last day to withdraw from Semester 1 units without academic consequence, and the last date to apply for leave for Semester 1.
See Non-standard teaching periods for other academic withdrawal dates or Enrolments for more about withdrawing
1 June Western Australia Day
UWA closed
1 – 5 June Pre-exam study break
6 – 20 June Exams (Semester 1)
22 June – 26 July Mid-year vacation (2020)
1-15 July Late undergraduate transfers open (Semester 2 entry)
See Enrolments for more on transfers
10 July Results released on studentConnect (Semester 1, 2020)
20 – 24 July Exams (deferred and supplementary, Semester 1, 2020)
27 July In Absentia July graduation
20 – 24 July Orientation (Semester 2, 2020)
27 July First day of semester (Semester 2, 2020)
1 August Last day to add a unit (Semester 2)
See Enrolments for more on adding units late
16 August Last day to withdraw early (Semester 2), so units won’t show on your formal record
See Non-standard teaching periods for other dates or Enrolments for more on withdrawing
31 August Census date (Semester 2), the last day to withdraw from a Semester 2 unit without financial consequence
See Non-standard teaching periods for other census dates and more information at Fees
11 September Academic withdrawal date (Semester 2), the last day to withdraw from Semester 2 units without academic consequence, and the last date to apply for leave for Semester 2.
See Non-standard teaching periods for other academic withdrawal dates or Enrolments for more on withdrawing
28 September Queen’s Birthday
UWA closed
28 September – 2 October Mid-semester study break (non-teaching week)
23 October Last day of semester (Semester 2, 2020), the last day to withdraw from Semester 2 units.
See Enrolments page for more on withdrawing
26-30 October Pre-exam study break
31 October – 16 November Exams (Semester 2, 2020)
1 November 2021 Handbook released
1 November – TBA Re-enrolments open (2021)
See Enrolments for more on enrolling online and see Non-standard teaching periods for other enrolment deadlines
16 November – 19 February Summer vacation (2020/2021)
University will be open except for shutdown period
30 November Results released on studentConnect (Semester 2, 2020)
8 – 12 December December graduation ceremonies
TBA University shutdown (2020/2021)

Trimester students

Date Event
8-24 January Summer School
28 January First day of Trimester 1
1 February Last date to add a unit (trimester 1)
16 February Last date to withdraw early (Trimester 1).
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
21 February Census date (Trimester 1), the last day to withdraw without financial consequence
See Fees for more on census date and paying your fees
13 March Academic withdrawal date (Trimester 1), the last day to withdraw from Trimester 1 units without academic consequence
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
17 April Last day of trimester (Trimester 1), the last day to withdraw from Trimester 1 units
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
18-24 April Exams (Trimester 1)
11 May First day of Trimester 2
16 May Last date to add a unit (Trimester 2)
18-19 May Exams (supplementary and deferred Trimester 1)
31 May Last date to withdraw early (trimester 2)
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
5 June Census date (Trimester 2) – Last day to withdraw without financial consequence
See Fees for more on census date and paying your fees
26 June Academic withdrawal date (Trimester 2), the last date to withdraw from Trimester 1 units without academic consequence
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
31 July Last day of Trimester 2, the last day to withdraw from Trimester 2 units.
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
1-8 August Exams (Trimester 2)
31 August First day of Trimester 3
31 August - 1 September Exams (supplementary and deferred, Trimester 2)
5 September Last date to add a unit (Trimester 3)
20 September Last date to withdraw early (Trimester 3)
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
25 September Census date (Trimester 3), the last day to withdraw without financial consequence
See Fees for more on census date and paying your fees
16 October Academic withdrawal date (Trimester 3), the last day to withdraw from Trimester 3 units without academic consequence
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
20 November Last day of Trimester 3, the last day to withdraw from Trimester 3 units
See Enrolments for more about withdrawing
21-28 November Exams (Trimester 3)
1-2 February 2021 Exams (supplementary and deferred, Trimester 3)

Doctor of Medicine

Year 1
Orientation Mon 20 Jan
First semester Mon 20 Jan to Fri 22 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr
Examination study break (1 week) Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May
Examination period Sat 30 May to Sat 13 June
Vacation (3 weeks) Mon 15 June to Fri 3 July
Second semester Mon 6 July to Fri 23 Oct
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Nov
Examination period Sat 31 Oct to Fri 13 Nov
Year 2
First semester Tue 28 Jan to Sun 14 June
First rotation Tue 28 Jan to Fri 17 Apr
Mid-semester break (1 week) Sat 18 Apr to Sun 26 Apr
Second rotation Mon 27 Apr to Sun 14 June
Second semester Mon 15 June to Sun 15 Nov
Third rotation Mon 15 June to Sun 2 Aug
Mid semester break (1 week) Mon 3 Aug to Sun 9 Aug
Fourth rotation Mon 10 Aug to Sun 27 Sept
Fifth rotation Mon 28 Sept to Sun 15 Nov
Study break (1 week) Mon 16 Nov to Fri 20 Nov
Examination period Mon 23 Nov to Fri 27 Nov
Year 3
First semester Tue 28 Jan to Sun 19 July
First rotation Tue 28 Jan to Sun 22 Mar
Second rotation Mon 23 Mar to Sun 17 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) (except RCS students) Mon 18 May to Sun 24 May
Mid-semester break (2 weeks) RCS students only Sat 04 July to Sun 19 July
Third rotation Mon 25 May to Sun 19 July
Second semester Mon 20 July to Sun 15 Nov
Fourth rotation Mon 20 July to Sun 13 Sept
Mid-semester break (1 week) (except RCS students) Mon 14 Sept to Sun 20 Sept
Fifth Rotation Mon 21 Sept to Sun 15 Nov
Study break (4 days) Mon 16 Nov to Thu 19 Nov
Examination period Fri 20 Nov to Fri 27 Nov
Year 4
Elective Mon 30 Dec 2019 to Sun 2 Feb 2020
MRSA Testing Week No later than Tues 4 Feb
First Rotation Mon 10 Feb to Sun 15 Mar
Second Rotation Mon 16 Mar to Sun 19 April
Third Rotation Mon 20 April to Sun 24 May
Mid-semester break (2 weeks) Mon 25 May to Sun 7 June
Fourth Rotation Mon 8 June to Sun 12 July
Fifth Rotation Mon 13 July to Sun 16 Aug
Sixth Rotation Mon 17 Aug to Sun 20 Sep
Study break (4 days) Mon 21 Sep to Thu 24 Sept
Examination period Fri 25 Sep to Fri 16 Oct
Preparation for Internship Mon 19 Oct to Sun 29 Nov
Dedication/Graduation ceremony TBA (between 8 - 14 December)

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Year 1
First semester Mon 13 Jan to Fri 26 June
Dental Immersion Block (1 week) Mon 13 Jan to Fri 17 Jan
Orientation Mon 20 Jan
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May
Examination period Sat 30 May to Sat 13 June
Dental Immersion Block (2 weeks) Mon 15 June to Fri 26 June
Second semester Mon 6 July to Fri 27 Nov
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct
Examination period Sat 31 Oct to Fri 13 Nov
Dental Immersion Block (2 weeks) Mon 16 Nov to Fri 27 Nov
Years 2 and 3
First semester Mon 13 Jan to Fri 22 May
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 13 Jan to Fri 17 Jan
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May
Examination period Mon 1 June to Fri 12 June
Vacation (1 week) Mon 15 June to Fri 19 June
Second semester Mon 22 June to Fri 23 Nov
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct
Examination period Mon 2 Nov to Fri 13 Nov
Year 4
First semester Mon 13 Jan to Fri 26 June
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 13 Jan to Fri 17 Jan
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 1 June to Fri 26 June
Second semester Mon 29 June to Fri 27 Nov
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Intensive Teaching Block Mon 2 Nov to Fri 27 Nov

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Year 1
Orientation Mon 20 Jan
First semester Mon 20 Jan to Fri 22 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May
Examination period Sat 30 May to Sat 13 June
Vacation (3 weeks) Mon 15 June to Fri 3 July
Second semester Mon 6 July to Fri 23 Oct
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct
Examination period Sat 31 Oct to Fri 15 Nov
Years 2 and 3
First semester Mon 3 Feb to Fri 22 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May
Examination period Sat 30 May to Fri 12 June
Vacation (3 weeks) Mon 15 June to Fri 3 July
Second semester Mon 6 July to Fri 23 Oct
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct
Examination period Mon 2 Nov to Fri 13 Nov

Doctor of Podiatric Surgery and Doctor of Podiatry

All years
First semester Mon 3 Feb to Fri 22 May
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 13 Apr to Fri 17 Apr
Mid-year external placements Mon 4 May to Fri 28 Aug
Study break (1 week) Mon 25 May to Fri 29 May
Examination period Sat 30 May to Sat 13 June
Vacation (3 weeks) Mon 15 June to Fri 3 July
Second semester Mon 6 July to Fri 6 Nov
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Study break (1 week) Mon 9 Nov to Fri 13 Nov
Examination period Mon 16 Nov to Fri 27 Nov
End of year external placements Mon 2 Nov 2020 to Fri 5 Feb 2021

Master of Pharmacy

All Years
K1A Work Experience commences on or after Monday 2 Dec 19 (census 24/1/20)
K1 First Teaching Period (TP) starts Wed 22 Jan
Mid-TP break (1 week) Mon 9 March to Fri 13 March
First TP attendance ends Friday 1 May
Examination study break (1 week) Mon 4 May to Fri 8 May
Examination week (1 week) Sat 9 May to Fri 15 May
Vacation (2 weeks) Mon 18 May to Fri 29 May
K2 Second TP starts 6 week placement Mon 1 June
Second TP ends Fri 10 July
Vacation (2 weeks) Mon 13 July to Fri 24 July
S2 Third TP^ (Second semester) starts Mon 27 July
Mid-semester break (1 week) Mon 28 Sept to Fri 2 Oct
Third TP (Second semester) Teaching ends Friday 23 October
Study break (1 week) Mon 26 Oct to Fri 30 Oct
Examination weeks (2 weeks) Sat 31 Oct to Sat 14 Nov
E5 Fourth TP starts(pre-reading) Mon 2 Nov
PUBH5763 Intensive attendance^^ (1 week ) Mon 16 Nov to Fri 20
PUBH5763 assessment ends Mon 18 Jan 2021

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