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Dates of terms, exams and graduation

Today is:Saturday, 01 October 2016; week: 53 (Summer Vac)

2016-17 academic year

We have three-terms during the academic year. Our key dates for you to watch out for include the start and end of our Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, registration, examinations and graduation.

Please note that some teaching dates for students vary according to your campus, degree level and course.

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Registration Colchester Campus Tuesday 4 October 2016 Friday 7 October 2016 More information about Registration.
Registration Southend Campus Friday 16 September 2016 Friday 7 October 2016 More information about Registration.
Registration Loughton Campus Tuesday 27 September 2016 in CS1 and CS2 in Hatfields House. More information about Registration.
Autumn term Thursday 6 October
2016
Friday 16 December
2016
Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring term Monday 16 January
2017
Friday 24 March
2017
Easter Day: 16 April 2017
Summer term Monday 24 April
2017
Friday 30 June
2017
Graduation Tuesday 18 July
2017
Friday 21 July
2017
These dates are provisional. All ceremonies are held at our Colchester Campus.
More information about Graduation

Timetables

Exam dates

  • Main examinations: Monday 15 May 2017 - Friday 9 June 2017
  • Half-year examinations: Monday 9 January 2017 - Saturday 14 January 2017
  • Re-sit examinations: Friday 1 September 2017 - Wednesday 13 September 2017

Exams for specific groups of students may take place at other times. Refer to your Departmental Handbook or the Examinations Office for more information.

Students with a Tier 4 visa

If you have a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need to make sure you are aware of the term dates that apply to you and understand your visa conditions and responsibilities.

Clearing 2017

  • Clearing will take place immediately after A-level results are published in August 2017.

2017-18 academic year

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn term Thursday 5 October 2017 Friday 15 December 2017 Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring term Monday 15 January 2018 Friday 23 March
2018
Easter Day: 1 April 2018
Summer term Monday 23 April
2018
Friday 29 June
2018
Graduation Monday 16 July
2018
Friday 20 July
2018

2018-19 academic year

Key dates
Event Begins Ends Notes
Autumn term Thursday 4 October 2018 Friday 14 December 2018 Some teaching dates for students vary according to campus, degree level and course. First year undergraduate students should arrive earlier than the start date shown in order to attend University and departmental Welcome events.
Spring term Monday 14 January 2019 Friday 22 March
2019
Summer term Tuesday 23 April
2019
Friday 28 June
2019
Easter Day: 21 April 2019
Note: term starts on Tuesday, as Monday is a Bank Holiday
Graduation Monday 15 July
2019
Friday 19 July
2019
Provisional dates, subject to approval