Important dates

Important dates

International student orientation

It is compulsory for all international students to attend orientation and enrolment sessions prior to enrolling in their course. The dates for 2016 are listed below.

Orientation information for full-degree international, study abroad and exchange students

Academic session dates 2016

(more dates at Macquarie University academic calendar)

Session dates 

SESSION 1 2016SESSION 2 2016SESSION 3 2016-2017
Classes commence29 Feb1 Aug5 Dec 2016
Mid-session break11 - 24 Apr19 Sep - 2 Oct19 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
Exams period14 Jun - 3 Jul14 Nov - 4 Dec23 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017 
Recess4 Jul5 Dec6 Feb 2017 


These dates are subject to change. Students are encouraged to check their class and exam timetable at

Some courses have different commencement and session dates to those listed above. The specific commencement date for your course will be listed on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment, or refer to the following websites:

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