Key dates

See all of our key dates throughout each academic year.

Academic years

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

  • 24 December 2018 - assigned discretionary day
  • 27 December 2018
  • 28 December 2018
  • 31 December 2018
  • 18 April 2019
  • 23 April 2019
  • 24 April 2019

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

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

If you are looking for somewhere to live, please visit our accommodation website for details of dates and deadlines relating to University accommodation.

 

Graduation dates

Postgraduate ceremonies

11–13 April 2018, Guildford Cathedral

Undergraduate ceremonies

16–20 July 2018, Guildford Cathedral

Visit graduation for more information.

Postgraduate ceremonies

  • 10, 11 and 12 April 2019
  • 1, 2 and 3 April 2020
  • 14, 15 and 16 April 2021

Undergraduate ceremonies

  • 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 July 2019
  • 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 July 2020
  • 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 July 2021

All dates are subject to change.

Visit graduation for more information.