Academic Year Dates 2021

The 2021 Academic Year is approved by Academic Board.

Critical dates 2021

Week Week starting What's on
1 28 December
  • End-of-year break
  • Fri 1 Jan - Public holiday: New Year's Day
2 4 January University closure from 18 December 2020 to 10 January 2021
3 11 January
  • University opens Monday 11 January
  • Summer Semester commences Monday 11 January
4 18 January  
5 25 January

Tue 26 Jan - Public holiday: Australia Day

6 1 February  
7 8 February  
8 15 February Summer Primary Exams commence Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February
9 22 February

Semester 1 Orientation

10 1 March
  • Semester 1 begins Monday 1 March
  • Summer Semester R/AA Exams commence Wednesday 3 March to Saturday 6 March
11 8 March
  • Mon 8 Mar - Public holiday: Adelaide Cup
12 15 March  
13 22 March  
14 29 March
  • Fri 2 Apr - Public holiday: Good Friday
  • Sat 3 Apr - Public holiday: Easter Saturday
15 5 April
  • Mon 5 Apr - Public holiday: Easter Monday
  • Universities Australia Common Week 1
16 12 April
17 19 April
  • University closure 19 to 23 April
  • Mid-Semester break for students
  • Sun 25 Apr - Public holiday: ANZAC Day
18 26 April
  • Graduation ceremonies ^ recommence Wednesday 28 April
  • Mon 26 Apr - additional Public holiday: ANZAC Day
19 3 May
  • Graduation Ceremonies^
20 10 May  
21 17 May  
22 24 May  
23 31 May  
24 7 June
  • Optional teaching week
25 14 June
  • Mon 14 Jun - Public holiday: Queen's Birthday
  • SWOT Week
  • Semester 1 Primary Exams start Sfrom Saturday 19 June to Saturday 3 July
26 21 June
27 28 June
28 5 July
  • Mid-year break for students
  • Universities Australia Common Week 2
  • School Holidays SA
29 12 July
  • Mid-year break for students
  • School Holidays SA
30 19 July
31 26 July
  • Second semester begins Monday 26 July
32 2 August  
33 9 August  
34 16 August  
35 23 August  
36 30 August  
37 6 September  
38 13 September  
39 20 September
40 27 September
  • Mid-semester break for students
  • Universities Australia Common Week 3
41 4 October
  • Mon 4 Oct - Public holiday: Labour Day
  • School Holidays SA
42 11 October  
43 18 October  
44 25 October  
45 1 November
  • SWOT Week
  • Semester 2 Primary exams from Saturday 6 November to Saturday 20 November
46 8 November
47 15 November
48 22 November
  • End of year break for students
49 29 November
  • End of year break for students
50 6 December
51 13 December
52 20 December
  • End of year break for students
  • Sat 25 Dec - Public holiday: Christmas Day
  • Sun 26 Dec - Public holiday: Proclamation Day
  • School Holidays SA

Disclaimer: every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this webpage. However, changes to these dates may occur.

^ Please note that the above dates and the format of the graduation ceremonies are subject to change, depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation and related SA Health restrictions in South Australia. Ceremony details will be outlined on the Graduation website when available.