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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 2019-20 and 2020-21 have been fixed. The dates for reckoning Full Term 2021-25 have been fixed provisionally.

The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2018-25 are set out below:

Dates of Full Term 2019-25

Fixed dates

YearTermFromTo
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Sunday 13 OctoberSaturday 7 December
Hilary 2020Sunday 19 JanuarySaturday 14 March
Trinity 2020Sunday 26 AprilSaturday 20 June
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Sunday 11 OctoberSaturday 5 December
Hilary 2021Sunday 17 JanuarySaturday 13 March
Trinity 2021Sunday 25 AprilSaturday 19 June

Provisional dates

YearTermFromTo
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
2024-25Michaelmas 2024Sunday 13 OctoberSaturday 7 December
Hilary 2025Sunday 19 JanuarySaturday 15 March
Trinity 2025Sunday 27 AprilSaturday 21 June

Dates of Extended Terms 2019-20 and 2020-21

The dates of extended terms for 2019-20 and 2020-21 for Part II candidates in Chemistry and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 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:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Thursday 26 SeptemberFriday 20 December
Hilary 2020Friday 3 JanuaryWednesday 8 April
Trinity 2020Monday 20 AprilSaturday 11 July
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Thursday 24 SeptemberTuesday 22 December
Hilary 2021Tuesday 5 JanuaryWednesday 31 March
Trinity 2021Monday 12 AprilSaturday 10 July

Part II candidates in Materials Science

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

 TermFrom:To:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Friday 13 SeptemberSaturday 14 December
Hilary 2020Friday 10 JanuarySaturday 4 April
Trinity 2020Friday 17 AprilSaturday 4 July
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Friday 11 SeptemberSaturday 12 December
Hilary 2021Friday 8 JanuarySaturday 27 March
Trinity 2021Friday 9 AprilSaturday 3 July

Part II candidates in Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)

 TermFrom:To:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Friday 20 SeptemberSaturday 14 December
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Friday 18 SeptemberSaturday 12 December

Clinical course for the Second Bm

(i) First year

 TermFrom:To:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Monday 2 SeptemberFriday 20 December
Hilary 2020Monday 6 JanuaryThursday 9 April
Trinity 2020Tuesday 14 AprilFriday 19 June

(ii) Second year

 TermFrom:To:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Monday 8 JulyFriday 20 December
Hilary 2020Monday 6 JanuaryThursday 9 April
Trinity 2020Tuesday 14 AprilFriday 19 June

(iii) Third year

 TermFrom:To:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Monday 1 JulyFriday 6 September
 Monday 30 SeptemberFriday 20 December
OR  
 Monday 1 JulyFriday 20 September
 Monday 14 OctoberFriday 20 December
Hilary 2020Monday 6 JanuaryThursday 9 April
Trinity 2020Tuesday 14 AprilFriday 3 July

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

 TermFrom:To:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Monday 16 SeptemberFriday 13 December
Hilary 2020Monday 6 JanuarySaturday 4 April
Trinity 2020Monday 20 AprilFriday 26 June

Provisional dates for 2020-21 not yet available.

MBA candidates

 TermFrom:To:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Monday 23 SeptemberFriday 20 December
Hilary 2020Monday 13 JanuaryFriday 3 April
Trinity 2020Monday 27 AprilFriday 3 July
Long vacation 2020Monday 6 JulyFriday 4 September
September SessionMonday 7 SeptemberSaturday 12 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:
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Monday 30 SeptemberFriday 20 December*
Hilary 2020Monday 13 JanuaryFriday 20 March*
Trinity 2020Monday 20 AprilFriday 19 June*
Summer Project 2020**Saturday 20 JuneTuesday 1 September*
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Monday 28 SeptemberFriday 18 December*
Hilary 2021Monday 11 JanuaryFriday 19 March*
Trinity 2021Monday 19 AprilFriday 18 June*
Summer Project 2021**Saturday 19 JuneWednesday 1 September*

* Some summative assessments may be due after these dates – please check the MPP handbook for details. The above dates are provisional and subject to minor changes. Please contact the departmental administrator for further information.

** 6 weeks between these dates.

Dates of Term 2019–25

The dates for reckoning Term 2019–21 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Term 2021–25 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Term 2019–25 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
2019-20Michaelmas 2019Tuesday 1 OctoberTuesday 17 December
Hilary 2020Tuesday 7 JanuaryWednesday 25 March
Trinity 2020Monday 20 AprilMonday 6 July
2020-21Michaelmas 2020Thursday 1 OctoberThursday 17 December
Hilary 2021Thursday 7 JanuaryThursday 25 March
Trinity 2021Tuesday 20 AprilTuesday 6 July

Provisional dates 2021-25

YEARTERMFROMTO
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
2024-25Michaelmas 2024Tuesday 1 OctoberTuesday 17 December
Hilary 2025Tuesday 7 JanuaryWednesday 25 March
Trinity 2025Wednesday 23 AprilSunday 6 July

Dates of Encaenia

  • Wednesday 24 June 2020
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021

Provisional Dates

  • Wednesday 22 June 2022
  • Wednesday 21 June 2023
  • Wednesday 20 June 2024
  • Wednesday 25 June 2025
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