Critical Dates 2022

The critical dates page provides a snapshot of the teaching period start and end date, census date, key enrolment dates, payment of fees, exam dates etc. The University of Adelaide offers a number of teaching periods which are outlined below.

Note: When you view Course Planner as part of your enrolment preparation, critical dates specific to the course you are searching i.e. census, class schedule, will be outlined.

Academic year dates 2022

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  • Semester

    Semester 1 [4210]
    Monday 28 February
    Semester 1 begins
    Tuesday 15 March
    Last day to add courses online
    Thursday 10 March
    Payment of fees due
    Thursday 24 March
    Census Date: Last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 6 May
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Friday 10 June
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 1 July
    Teaching session ends
    Saturday 18 June to Saturday 2 July
    Semester 1 Primary Exams
    Monday 18 July to Saturday 23 July
    Semester 1 Replacement / Additional Assessment Exams
    Semester 2 [4220]
    Monday 25 July
    Semester 2 begins
    Monday 8 August
    Last day to add courses online
    Wednesday 3 August
    Payment of fees due
    Wednesday 17 August
    Census Date: Last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 16 September
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)

    Friday 28 October
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)

    Friday 18 November
    Teaching session ends
    Saturday 5 to Saturday 19 November
    Semester 2 Primary Exams
    Wednesday 7 to Tuesday 13 December
    Semester 2 Replacement / Additional Assessment Exams
    Full year
    Monday 28 February
    Full year part 1 begins [2210]
    Monday 15 March
    Last day to add courses online
    Thursday 10 March
    Payment of fees due
    Thursday 24 March
    Census Date: Last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Wednesday 17 August
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    N/A
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 1 July
    Teaching session ends
    Saturday 18 June to Saturday 2 July
    Semester 1 Primary Exams
    Monday 18 to Saturday 23 July
    Semester 1 Replacement / Additional Assessment Exams
    Monday 25 July
    Full year part 2 begins [4020]
    Monday 8 August
    Last day to add courses online
    Wednesday 3 August
    Payment of fees due
    Wednesday 17 August
    Census Date: Last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    N/A
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Friday 28 October
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 18 November
    Teaching session ends
    Saturday 5 to Saturday 19 November
    Semester 2 Primary Exams
    Wednesday 7 to Tuesday 13 December
    Semester 2 Replacement / Additional Assessment Exams
  • Term

    Term 1 [4242]
    Monday 24 January
    Term 1 begins
    Thursday 27 January
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 7 February
    Last day to add courses online
    Wednesday 9 February
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 21 March
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Tuesday 12 April
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Thursday 14 April
    Teaching session ends
    Term 2 [4244]
    Tuesday 19 April
    Term 2 begins
    Tuesday 19 April
    Payment of fees due
    Tuesday 3 May
    Last day to add courses online
    Tuesday 3 May
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Tuesday 7 June
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 29 June
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 1 July
    Teaching session ends
    Term 3 [4246]
    Monday 11 July
    Term 3 begins
    Monday 11 July
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 25 July
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 25 July
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Tuesday 30 August
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 21 September
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 23 September
    Teaching session ends
    Term 4 [4248]
    Tuesday 4 October
    Term 4 begins
    Tuesday 4 October 2020
    Payment of fees due
    Tuesday 18 October
    Last day to add courses online
    Tuesday 18 October
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Tuesday 22 November
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 14 December
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 16 December
    Teaching session ends
    Remedial Term 4 [4248]
    Monday 5 December 2022
    Remedial term begins
    Monday 5 December 2022
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 12 December 2022
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 12 December 2022
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Tuesday 27 December 2022
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 11 January 2023
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 13 January 2023
    Teaching session ends
    Early Add Term 4 [4248]
    Monday 21 November
    Early Add begins
    Monday 21 November
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 21 November
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 28 November
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Tuesday 6 December
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 14 December
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 16 December
    Teaching session ends
  • Trimester

    Trimester 1 [4233]
    Monday 31 January
    Trimester 1 begins
    Thursday 3 February
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 14 February
    Last day to add courses online
    Thursday 17 February
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 1 April 2022
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 27 April
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WNF)
    Friday 29 April
    Teaching session ends
    Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 May
    Trimester 1 Exams
    Saturday 21 May
    Trimester 1 Replacement / Additional Assessment Exams
    Trimester 2 [4236]
    Monday 23 May
    Trimester 2 begins
    Thursday 26 May
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 6 June
    Last day to add courses online
    Thursday 9 June
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 22 July
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 17 August
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 19 August
    Teaching session ends
    Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 August
    Trimester 2 Exams
    Saturday 10 September
    Trimester 2 Replacement / Additional Assessment Exams
    Trimester 3 [4239]
    Monday 5 September
    Trimester 3 begins
    Wednesday 7 September
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 19 September
    Last day to add courses online

    Wednesday 21 September
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees

    Friday 28 October
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 23 November
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 25 November
    Teaching session ends
    Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 December
    Trimester 3 Exams

    Saturday 17 December
    Trimester 3 Replacement / Additional Assessment Exams

  • Summer

    Summer semester - regular session [4205]
    Tuesday 4 January
    Summer regular session begins
    Friday 7 January
    Payment of fees due
    Tuesday 11 January
    Last day to add courses online
    Thursday 14 January
    Census date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 7 February
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 23 February
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 25 February
    Teaching session ends
    Summer session 1
    Monday 24 January
    Summer session 1 begins
    Monday 24 January
    Payment of fees due
    Tuesday 25 January
    Last day to add courses online
    Thursday 27 January
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 7 February
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 9 February
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 11 February
    Teaching session ends
    Summer session 2
    Monday 31 January
    Summer session 2 begins
    Monday 31 January
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 31 January
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 7 February
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Thursday 17 February
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 23 February
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 25 February
    Teaching session ends
    Summer session 3 begins
    Monday 7 February
    Summer session 3 begins
    Monday 9 February
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 14 February
    Last day to add courses online
    Wednesday 16 February
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Thursday 10 March
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 23 March
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 25 March
    Teaching session ends
    Summer session 4 begins
    Tuesday 4 January
    Summer session 4 begins
    Tuesday 4 January
    Payment of fees due
    Tuesday 4 January
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 10 January
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Thursday 20 January
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 27 January
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 28 January
    Teaching session ends

    Summer examination periods

  • Winter

    Winter [4215]
    Monday 27 June
    Winter session begins
    Monday 27 June
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 27 June
    Last day to add courses online
    Friday 1 July
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Thursday 14 July
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 20 July
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 22 July
    Teaching session ends
    Winter session 1
    Monday 4 July
    Winter session 1 begins
    Wednesday 6 July
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 11 July
    Last day to add courses online
    Wednesday 13 July
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Thursday 4 August
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 17 August
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 19 August
    Teaching session ends

    Winter exam periods

  • Quadmester

    Quadmester 1 [4242]
    Monday 10 January
    Quadmester 1 begins
    Monday 24 January
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 10 January
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 24 January
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 25 February
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 16 March
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 18 March
    Teaching session ends
    Quadmester 2 [4244]
    Monday 11 April
    Quadmester 2 begins
    Tuesday 26 April
    Last day to add courses online
    Tuesday 12 April
    Payment of fees due
    Tuesday 26 April
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 27 May
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 15 June
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 17 June
    Teaching session ends
    Quadmester 3 [4246]
    Monday 11 July
    Quadmester 3 begins
    Monday 25 July
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 11 July
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 25 July
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 26 August
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 14 September
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 16 September
    Teaching session ends
    Quadmester 4 [4248]
    Monday 10 October
    Quadmester 4 begins
    Monday 24 October
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 10 October
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 24 October
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 25 November
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 14 December
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 16 December
    Teaching session ends
  • Online

    Online teaching period 1 [4261]
    Friday 17 December 2021
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 10 January
    Online teaching period 1 begins
    Friday 14 January 2021
    Payment of fees due
    Friday 21 January
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 7 February
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Monday 21 February
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 21 February
    Teaching session ends
    Online teaching period 2 [4262]
    Friday 18 February
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 7 March
    Online teaching period 2 begins
    Friday 11 March
    Payment of fees due
    Friday 18 March
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 11 April
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Tuesday 26 April
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Tuesday 26 April
    Teaching session ends
    Online teaching period 3 [4263]
    Friday 22 April
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 9 May
    Online teaching period 3 begins
    Friday 13 May
    Payment of fees due
    Friday 20 May
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 6 June
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Monday 20 June
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Monday 20 June
    Teaching session ends
    Online teaching period 4 [4264]
    Friday 17 June
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 4 July
    Online teaching period 4 begins
    Friday 8 July
    Payment of fees due
    Friday 15 July
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 1 August
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Monday 15 August
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Monday 15 August
    Teaching session ends
    Online teaching period 5 [4265]
    Friday 12 August
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 29 August
    Online teaching period 5 begins
    Friday 2 September
    Payment of fees due
    Friday 9 September
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 26 September
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Monday 10 October
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Monday 10 October
    Teaching session ends
    Online teaching period 6 [4266]
    Friday 7 October
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 24 October
    Online teaching period 6 begins
    Friday 11 November
    Payment of fees due
    Friday 18 November
    Census Date: last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Monday 21 November
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Monday 5 December
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Monday 5 December
    Teaching session ends
  • Melbourne trimester

    Melbourne Campus Trimester 1 [4271]
    Monday 21 March
    Melbourne Trimester 1 begins                                                                                                                                     
    Monday 4 April
    Last day to add courses online
    Tuesday 5 April
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 11 April
    Census Date:
    last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 20 May
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 22 June
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 24 June
    Teaching session ends
    Melbourne Campus Trimester 2 [4272]
    Monday 18 July
    Melbourne Trimester 2 begins                                                                                                                                    
    Monday 1 August
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 25 July
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 8 August
    Census Date:
    last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 16 September
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 19 October
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 21 October
    Teaching session ends
    Melbourne Campus Trimester 3 [4273]
    Monday 14 November
    Melbourne Trimester 3 begins                                                                                                                                    
    Monday 28 November
    Last day to add courses online
    Monday 21 November
    Payment of fees due
    Monday 5 December
    Census Date:
    last day to delete courses from academic record or incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees
    Friday 20 January 2023
    Last day to Withdraw No Fail (WNF)
    Wednesday 22 February 2023
    Last day to Withdraw Fail (WF)
    Friday 24 February 2023
    Teaching session ends

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


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