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Jess McNamara

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Ask the Advocate: Academic Calendar and You

Have you seen the La Trobe University Academic Calendar?

There have been changes since we moved off campus and online. What does this mean for you? You need to know when things need to be submitted and when you can study and prepare for exams. You need to know when to ask questions and when to ask for help. If in doubt, ask your Subject Coordinator, ASK La Trobe, or your student advocate (that’s me!).

Here is a summary of key dates (please check the link provided regularly, as these dates are being continually updated):

Semester 1, 2020 2nd March-5th June
Census 15th April
SWOTVAC 8-11th June
Exams are now an “alternative assessment period”, see link here
Results available on or before 15th July
Winter semester 22nd June 2020 – 10th July 2020
SWOTVac 13th July
Exams 14-17th July
Semester 2, 2020 20th July – 16th October
Census 31st August
Orientation (online) 13 -17th July
SWOTVac 19-20th October
Exams 21-31st October
Results available on or before 26th November
Summer semester 2nd November 2020 – 12th February 2021

What else? Check out As well as being your alternative assessment timetable, this document has important information about changes to Special Consideration, including being able to apply five days either side of the assessment date.

Do now:
1. bookmark the academic calendar
2. download the Semester 1 Timetable

Questions? Concerns? Call your student advocate, Michelle, on 0413 430 822 or email