Key dates

See all of our key dates throughout each academic year.

Academic years

2018/19

Induction week for new students

24 September 2018 to 28 September 2018

Semester 1

1 October 2018 to 1 February 2019

Winter vacation

17 December 2018 to 4 January 2019

Semester 2

4 February 2019 to 14 June 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 postgraduate taught course are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Courses typically finish on the second Friday in September.

Research students, on a full-time postgraduate research course, are required to be in continuous attendance. 

    The University will be closed on the following days:

    Date Description
    24 December 2018 University closure day (assigned)
    25 December 2018 Christmas Day
    26 December 2018 Boxing Day
    27 December 2018 University closure day
    28 December 2018 University closure day
    31 December 2018 University closure day
    1 January 2019 New Year’s Day
    18 April 2019 University closure day
    19 April 2019 Good Friday
    22 April 2019 Easter Monday
    23 April 2019 University closure day
    24 April 2019 University closure day
    6 May 2019 May Bank Holiday
    27 May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday
    26 August 2019 Summer Bank Holiday

    2019/20

    Induction week for new students

    30 September 2019 to 4 October 2019

    Semester 1

    7 October 2019 to 7 February 2020

    Winter vacation

    23 December 2019 to 10 January 2020

    Semester 2

    10 February 2020 to 19 June 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 postgraduate taught course are required to study for one calendar year and therefore do not have a summer vacation. Courses typically finish on the second Friday in September.

    Research students, on a full-time postgraduate research course, are required to be in continuous attendance.

    The University will be closed on the following days:

    Date Description
    23 December 2019 University closure day
    24 December 2019 University closure day
    25 December 2019 Christmas Day
    26 December 2019 Boxing Day
    27 December 2019 University closure day
    30 December 2019 University closure day
    31 December 2019 University closure day
    1 January 2020 New Year’s Day
    9 April 2020 University closure day
    10 April 2020 Good Friday
    13 April 2020 Easter Monday
    14 April 2020 University closure day
    15 April 2020 University closure day
    8 May 2020 (Friday) May Bank Holiday
    25 May 2020 Spring Bank Holiday
    31 August 2020 Summer Bank Holiday

    Other key dates

    Our next open days will take place on:

    • Friday 5 July 2019
    • Saturday 6 July 2019
    • Saturday 14 September 2019
    • Sunday 13 October 2019.

    View the application dates and deadlines relating to our accommodation.

    2019

    Postgraduate ceremonies

    10–12 April 2019, Guildford Cathedral

    Undergraduate ceremonies

    15–19 July 2019, Guildford Cathedral

    Find out more about our graduation ceremonies.
     

    Future dates

    Postgraduate ceremonies

    • 1, 2 and 3 April 2020
    • 14, 15 and 16 April 2021

    Undergraduate ceremonies

    • 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 July 2020
    • 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 July 2021

    All dates are subject to change.