2015-2016

Academic Calendar

 

  

 

Important- International students must remember that the seasons are opposite in the Southern Hemisphere. So, spring begins in September, summer in December, fall in March and winter in June. To avoid conflicts with the majority of the world's academic calendars, and because Antarctica is dark during most of the northern summer, UANT operates on a schedule mirroring that of the northern hemisphere. So, northern summers are time-off here as well. Our academic year starts in September and continues through the end of May. UANT operates on trimesters, meaning spring, winter and fall terms carry their own classes. A normal class is 12 weeks long, meaning 24 classes, with an additional two meetings, one in the 6th and one in the 12th week, when students take mid-term / final exams.

 

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03 September

Spring Trimester Begins

First day of classes

23 September

Spring (Autumnal) Equinox

 

04 October

Space Exploration Day

 

15 October

Midterm Point

Midterm exams

21 October

Homecoming

 

01 November

All Soul's Day

 

26 November

End of Trimester

Final Exams

30 November

St. Andrew's Night

 

03 December

Summer Trimester Begins

First Day of Classes

06 December

St. Nicholas' Night

 

21 December

Summer Solstice

Christmas break begins

24 December

Christmas Eve

 

25 December

Christmas Day

 

31 December

St. Sylvester's Night

 

01 January

New Year's Day

 

03 January

Holiday break concludes

Classes resume

14 January

Midterm Point

Midterm exams

31 January

Antarctic Economic Day

 

06 February

Ash Wednesday

 

14 February

St. Valentine's Day

 

25 February

End of Trimester

Final Exams

29 February

Leap Year Day

 

03 March

Fall Trimester Begins

First day of classes

08 March

Women's Day

 

16 March

Palm Sunday

 

17 March

St. Patrick's Day

 

20 March

Fall (Vernal) Equinox

 

21 March

Good Friday

 

22 March

Aboriginal Harvest Festival

 

23 March

Easter

 

12 April

Astronaut's Day

 

14 April

Midterm point

Midterm exams

01 May

Labour Day

 

22 May

Corpus Christi

 

28 May

End of Trimester

Final Exams

20 June

Winter Solstice

 

23 June

Independence Day

 

20 July

Moon Landing Day

 

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