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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 2022-23 and 2023-24 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2024-28 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2022-28 are set out below:

Dates of Full Term 2022-28

Fixed dates

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022 Sunday 9 OctoberSaturday 3 December 
Hilary 2023Sunday 15 JanuarySaturday 11 March
Trinity 2023Sunday 23 AprilSaturday 17 June

2023-24

Michaelmas 2023Sunday 8 OctoberSaturday 2 December 
Hilary 2024Sunday 14 January Saturday 9 March
Trinity 2024Sunday 21 AprilSaturday 15 June

Provisional dates

YearTermFromTo
2024-25 Michaelmas 2024 Sunday 13 October Saturday 7 December
Hilary 2025Sunday 19 JanuarySaturday 15 March
Trinity 2025Sunday 27 AprilSaturday 21 June
2025-26Michaelmas 2025Sunday 12 OctoberSaturday 6 December 
Hilary 2026Sunday 18 JanuarySaturday 14 March
Trinity 2026Sunday 26 AprilSaturday 20 June
2026-27Michaelmas 2026Sunday 11 OctoberSaturday 5 December
Hilary 2027Sunday 17 JanuarySaturday 13 March
Trinity 2027Sunday 25 AprilSaturday 19 June
2027-28Michaelmas 2027Sunday 10 OctoberSaturday 4 December 
Hilary 2028Sunday 16 JanuarySaturday 11 March
Trinity 2028Sunday 23 AprilSaturday 17 June

Dates of Extended Terms 2022-23

The dates of extended terms for 2022-23 for Part II candidates in Chemistry, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, for 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.

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

Honour School of Chemistry: Part II candidates in Chemistry

YearTermFromTo
2022-23Michaelmas 2022Thursday 22 September Tuesday 20 December 
Hilary 2023Tuesday 3 JanuaryWednesday 5 April
Trinity 2023Monday 17 April  Saturday 8 July

Part II candidates in Materials Science [4th-year M.Eng. students in Materials Science]

YearTermFromTo
2022-23Michaelmas 2022 Friday 9 September Saturday 10 December 
Hilary 2023Friday 6 JanuarySaturday 1 April
Trinity 2023Friday 14 April  Saturday 1 July

Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

YearTermFromTo
2022-23Michaelmas 2022Friday 16 September Saturday 10 December

Clinical course for the Second BM

First Clinical Year

YearTermFromTo
2022-23Michaelmas 2022Monday 5 September Friday 16 December 
Hilary 2023Tuesday 3 JanuaryThursday 6 April
Trinity 2023Monday 17 AprilFriday 30 June

Second Clinical Year

YearTermFromTo
2022-23Michaelmas 2022:
Part One 
Monday 18 JulyFriday 21 October 
Michaelmas 2022:
Part Two
Monday 31 October Friday 16 December 
Hilary 2023Tuesday 3 JanuaryThursday 6 April
Trinity 2023Monday 17 AprilFriday 23 June

Third Clinical Year

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022: 
Part One 
Monday 25 July Friday 23 September 
Michaelmas 2022:
Part Two
Monday 10 October Friday 16 December
Hilary 2023Tuesday 3 JanuaryThursday 6 April
Trinity 2023Tuesday 11 AprilFriday 30 June

Graduate-entry Medicine 2022-23

(i) First year

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022 Friday 23 September Saturday 3 December 
Hilary 2023Monday 9 JanuarySaturday 18 March
Trinity 2023Sunday 23 AprilSaturday 1 July

(ii) Second year

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022 Friday 26 August Thursday 15 December 
Hilary 2023See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' 
Trinity 2023See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' See 'Year 1 Clinical Course' 

(iii) Third year

As for 'Year 2 Clinical course for the Second BM' (see above)

(iv) Fourth year

As for 'Year 3 Clinical course for the Second BM' (see above)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022 Monday 12 September Friday 9 December 
Hilary 2023Monday 2 JanuaryFriday 31 March
Trinity 2023Monday 17 April  Friday 23 June

MBA candidates  

Launch Thursday 22 September - Friday 30 September 2022 

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022Monday 3 October   Friday 16 December 
Hilary 2023Monday 9 JanuaryFriday 31 March
Trinity 2023Monday 17 April  Friday 30 June
Long Vacation 2023 Monday 3 JulyFriday 1 September

September Session
(Capstone) 2023 

Monday 4 SeptemberSunday 10 September

Master in Public Policy (MPP) Candidates

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022Monday 26 September Friday 16 December 
Hilary 2023Monday 9 January Friday 17 March
Trinity 2023Monday 17 April  Friday 16 June
Summer Project 2023* Monday 19 June   Friday 1 September 

* 6 weeks between these dates.

Dates of Term 2022–28

Please note, the University makes a distinction between dates of term (below) and dates of full term (published above). 

Fixed dates

YearTermFromTo
2022-23 Michaelmas 2022 Saturday 1 October Saturday 17 December 
Hilary 2023Saturday 7 JanuarySaturday 25 March
Trinity 2023Thursday 20 AprilThursday 6 July

2023-24 

Michaelmas 2023 Sunday 1 OctoberSunday 17 December
Hilary 2024Sunday 7 JanuarySaturday 23 March
Trinity 2024Saturday 20 April Saturday 6 July

Provisional dates

YearTermFromTo
2024-25 Michaelmas 2024 Tuesday 1 OctoberTuesday 17 December
Hilary 2025Tuesday 7 JanuaryTuesday 25 March
Trinity 2025Wednesday 23 April Sunday 6 July
2025-26Michaelmas 2025Wednesday 1 October Wednesday 17 December 
Hilary 2026Wednesday 7 JanuaryWednesday 25 March
Trinity 2026Monday 20 AprilMonday 6 July
2026-27Michaelmas 2026Thursday 1 OctoberThursday 17 December
Hilary 2027Thursday 7 JanuarySaturday 20 March
Trinity 2027Tuesday 20 AprilTuesday 6 July
2027-28Michaelmas 2027Friday 1 OctoberFriday 17 December
Hilary 2028Friday 7 JanuarySaturday 25 March
Trinity 2028Thursday 20 AprilThursday 6 July

Dates of Encaenia

  • Wednesday 21 June 2023
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024
  • Wednesday 25 June 2025

Provisional Dates

  • Wednesday 24 June 2026
  • Wednesday 23 June 2027           
  • Wednesday 21 June 2028           
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