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Dates of Term

Oxford's year is divided into three terms and three vacations. Within each term, a "Full Term" of eight weeks is the main teaching period.

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2018-19 and 2019-20 have been fixed. The dates for reckoning Full Term 2020-24 have been fixed provisionally.

The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2017-24 are set out below:

Dates of Full Term 2017-24

Fixed dates

YearTermFromTo
2017-18Michaelmas 2017Sunday 8 OctoberSaturday 2 December
Hilary 2018Sunday 14 JanuarySaturday 10 March
Trinity 2018Sunday 22 AprilSaturday 16 June
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Sunday 7 OctoberSaturday 1 December
Hilary 2019Sunday 13 JanuarySaturday 9 March
Trinity 2019Sunday 28 AprilSaturday 22 June
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Sunday 13 OctoberSaturday 7 December
Hilary 2020Sunday 19 JanuarySaturday 14 March
Trinity 2020Sunday 26 AprilSaturday 20 June

Provisional dates

YearTermFromTo
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Sunday 11 OctoberSaturday 5 December
Hilary 2021Sunday 17 JanuarySaturday 13 March
Trinity 2021Sunday 25 AprilSaturday 19 June
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Sunday 10 OctoberSaturday 4 December
Hilary 2022Sunday 16 JanuarySaturday 12 March
Trinity 2022Sunday 24 AprilSaturday 18 June
2022-23Michaelmas 2022Sunday 9 OctoberSaturday 3 December
Hilary 2023Sunday 15 JanuarySaturday 11 March
Trinity 2023Sunday 23 AprilSaturday 17 June
2023-24Michaelmas 2023Sunday 8 OctoberSaturday 2 December
Hilary 2024Sunday 14 JanuarySaturday 9 March
Trinity 2024Sunday 21 AprilSaturday 15 June

Dates of Extended Terms 2018-19 and 2019-20

The dates of extended terms for 2018-19 and 2019-20 for Part II candidates in Chemistry and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, and Part II candidates in Materials Science, for the Clinical course for the Second BM, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and for MBA and MPP candidates are set out below:

Honour School of Chemistry: Part II candidates in Chemistry

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Thursday 20 SeptemberTuesday 18 December
Hilary 2019Thursday 3 JanuaryWednesday 17 April
Trinity 2019Monday 29 AprilSaturday 13 July
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Thursday 26 SeptemberFriday 20 December
Hilary 2020Friday 3 JanuaryWednesday 8 April
Trinity 2020Monday 20 AprilSaturday 11 July

Part I candidates in Materials, Economics and Management

Part I candidates in Materials, Economics and Management

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Trinity 2019Monday 29 AprilSaturday 29 June
2019-20Trinity 2020Monday 27 AprilSaturday 27 June

Part II candidates in Materials Science

4th-year M.Eng. students in Materials Science

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Friday 7 SeptemberSaturday 8 December
Hilary 2019Friday 4 JanuarySaturday 13 April
Trinity 2019Friday 26 AprilSaturday 6 July
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Friday 13 SeptemberSaturday 14 December
Hilary 2020Friday 10 JanuarySaturday 4 April
Trinity 2020Friday 17 AprilSaturday 4 July

Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Friday 14 SeptemberSaturday 8 December
2019-29Michaelmas 2019Friday 20 SeptemberSaturday 14 December

Clinical course for the Second Bm

(i) First year

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Monday 3 SeptemberFriday 21 December
Hilary 2019Wednesday 7 JanuaryThursday 18 April
Trinity 2019Tuesday 23 AprilFriday 21 June

(ii) Second year

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Monday 9 JulyFriday 21 December
Hilary 2019Wednesday 7 JanuaryThursday 18 April
Trinity 2019Tuesday 23 AprilFriday 21 June

(iii) Third year

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Monday 25 JuneFriday 31 August
 Monday 24 SeptemberFriday 14 December
OR  
 Monday 25 JuneFriday 14 September
 Monday 8 OctoberFriday 14 December
Hilary 2019Wednesday 2 JanuaryThursday 18 April
Trinity 2019Tuesday 23 AprilFriday 28 June

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Monday 10 SeptemberFriday 7 December
Hilary 2019Tuesday 1 JanuaryFriday 5 April
Trinity 2019Monday 22 AprilFriday 28 June

Provisional dates for 2019-20 not yet available.

MBA candidates

Revisions to 2017-18 academic year: the extended Hilary Term 2018 will end on Friday 30 March (not Friday 6 April as previously published); and the extended Trinity Term 2018 will start on Friday 16 April (not Monday 23 April as previously published).

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Monday 17 SeptemberFriday 14 December
Hilary 2019Monday 7 JanuaryFriday 29 March
Trinity 2019Monday 22 AprilFriday 5 July
Long vacation 2019Monday 8 JulyFriday 30 August
September SessionMonday 2 SeptemberSaturday 7 September

* The above dates are provisional and subject to minor changes. Please contact the departmental administrator for further information.

Master in Public Policy (MPP) Candidates

 TermFrom:To:
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Thursday 20 SeptemberFriday 14 December
Hilary 2019Monday 7 JanuaryFriday 15 March
Trinity 2019Monday 22 AprilFriday 21 June
Summer Project 2019**Saturday 22 JuneSunday 1 September
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Thursday 26 SeptemberFriday 20 December*
Hilary 2020Monday 13 JanuaryFriday 20 March*
Trinity 2020Monday 20 AprilFriday 19 June*
Summer Project 2020**Saturday 20 JuneTuesday 1 September*

* Some summative assessments may be due after these dates – please check the MPP handbook for details.

** 6 weeks between these dates.

Dates of Term 2018–24

The dates for reckoning Term 2018–20 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Term 2020–24 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Term 2018–24 are set out below:

Please note, the University makes a distinction between dates of term (below) and dates of full term (published above). For further details, please see the Regulations on the number and length of terms.

YEARTERMFROMTO
2018-19Michaelmas 2018Monday 1 OctoberMonday 17 December
Hilary 2019Monday 7 JanuarySaturday 13 April
Trinity 2019Wednesday 24 AprilSaturday 6 July
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Tuesday 1 OctoberTuesday 17 December
Hilary 2020Tuesday 7 JanuaryWednesday 25 March
Trinity 2020Monday 20 AprilMonday 6 July

Provisional dates 2020-24

YEARTERMFROMTO
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Thursday 1 OctoberThursday 17 December
Hilary 2021Thursday 7 JanuaryThursday 25 March
Trinity 2021Tuesday 20 AprilTuesday 6 July
2021-22Michaelmas 2021Friday 1 OctoberFriday 17 December
Hilary 2022Friday 7 JanuaryFriday 25 March
Trinity 2022Wednesday 20 AprilWednesday 6 July
2022-23Michaelmas 2022Saturday 1 OctoberSaturday 17 December
Hilary 2023Saturday 7 JanuarySaturday 25 March
Trinity 2023Thursday 20 AprilThursday 6 July
2023-24Michaelmas 2023Sunday 1 OctoberSunday 17 December
Hilary 2024Sunday 7 JanuarySaturday 23 March
Trinity 2024Saturday 20 AprilSaturday 6 July

Dates of Encaenia

  • Wednesday 21 June 2017
  • Wednesday 20 June 2018
  • Wednesday 26 June 2019
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020

Provisional Dates

  • Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Wednesday 22 June 2022
  • Wednesday 21 June 2013
  • Wednesday 20 June 2024
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