About the University of Surrey

Key dates

2016/17

Semester dates 2016/17

Induction week for new students
26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016

Semester 1
3 October 2016 to 3 February 2017

Semester 2
6 February 2017 to 16 June 2017

Winter vacation
19 December 2016 to 6 January 2017

Spring vacation
3 April 2017 to 28 April 2017

Summer vacation
19 June 2017 to 22 September 2017

Semester date exceptions
Students on a full-time one-year taught Masters programme are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Programmes typically finish on the second Friday in September.

Research students, on a full-time PhD programme, are required to be in continuous attendance. 

Any holiday should be agreed and taken in accordance with University regulations.

University closure dates

  • 28 December 2016
  • 29 December 2016
  • 30 December 2016
  • 13 April 2017
  • 18 April 2017
  • 19 April 2017

Holidays and observances

  • 25 December 2016 – Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2016 – Boxing Day
  • 27 December 2016 – Bank Holiday
  • 1 January 2017 – New Year’s Day
  • 2 January 2017 – Bank Holiday
  • 14 April 2017 – Good Friday
  • 17 April 2017 – Easter Monday
  • 1 May 2017 – Early May Bank Holiday
  • 29 May 2017 – Spring Bank Holiday
  • 28 August 2017 – Summer Bank Holiday

2017/18

Semester dates

Induction week for new students
25 September 2017 to 29 September 2017

Semester 1
2 October 2017 to 2 February 2018

Semester 2
5 February 2018 to 15 June 2018

Winter vacation
18 December 2017 to 5 January 2018

Spring vacation
26 March 2018 to 20 April 2018

Summer vacation
18 June 2018 to 21 September 2018

Semester date exceptions
Students on a full-time one-year taught Masters programme are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Programmes typically finish on the second Friday in September.

Research students, on a full-time PhD programme, are required to be in continuous attendance.
Any holiday should be agreed and taken in accordance with University regulations.

University closure dates

  • 27 December 2017
  • 28 December 2017
  • 29 December 2017
  • 29 March 2018
  • 3 April 2018
  • 4 April 2018 

Holidays and observances

  • 25 December 2017 – Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2017 – Boxing Day
  • 1 January 2018 – New Year’s Day
  • 30 March 2018 – Good Friday
  • 2 April 2018 – Easter Monday
  • 7 May 2018 – Early May Bank Holiday
  • 28 May 2018 – Spring Bank Holiday
  • 27 August 2018 – Summer Bank Holiday

2018/19

Semester dates

Induction week for new students
24 September 2018 to 28 September 2018

Semester 1
1 October 2018 to 1 February 2019

Semester 2
4 February 2019 to 14 June 2019

Winter vacation
17 December 2018 to 4 January 2019

Spring vacation
1 April 2019 to 26 April 2019

Summer vacation
17 June 2019 to 27 September 2019

Semester date exceptions
Students on a full-time one-year taught Masters programme are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Programmes typically finish on the second Friday in September.

Research students, on a full-time PhD programme, are required to be in continuous attendance. 

Any holiday should be agreed and taken in accordance with University regulations.

University closure dates

To be confirmed.

Holidays and observances

  • 25 December 2018 – Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2018 – Boxing Day
  • 1 January 2019 – New Year’s Day 
  • 19 April 2019 – Good Friday
  • 22 April 2019 – Easter Monday
  • 6 May 2019 – Early May Bank Holiday
  • 27 May 2019 – Spring Bank Holiday
  • 26 August 2019 – Summer Bank Holiday

2019/20

Semester dates

Induction week for new students
30 September 2019 to 4 October 2019

Semester 1
7 October 2019 to 7 February 2020

Semester 2
10 February 2020 to 19 June 2020

Winter vacation
23 December 2019 to 10 January 2020

Spring vacation
30 March 2020 to 24 April 2020

Summer vacation
22 June 2020 to 25 September 2020

Semester date exceptions
Students on a full-time one-year taught Masters programme are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Programmes typically finish on the second Friday in September.

Research students, on a full-time PhD programme, are required to be in continuous attendance. 

Any holiday should be agreed and taken in accordance with University regulations.

University closure dates

To be confirmed.

Holidays and observances

  • 25 December 2019 – Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2019 – Boxing Day
  • 1 January 2020 – New Year’s Day
  • 10 April 2020 – Good Friday
  • 13 April 2020 – Easter Monday
  • 4 May 2020 – Early May Bank Holiday
  • 25 May 2020 – Spring Bank Holiday
  • 31 August 2020 – Summer Bank Holiday

Accommodation dates

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