Key Semester Dates

Helping you to plan for the year ahead!


Your academic year in UCC follows a schedule of important dates. As a student in UCC meeting the deadlines found in the schedule of dates will help you organise your year ahead. Key milestones are listed so that you can take control and ensure that you get the best out of what UCC can offer you. The following deadlines are carefully planned so that there is as little disruption to your studies as possible.

Academic Year Key Dates may be subject to amendment and/or on-campus restrictions due to the pandemic. 

A list of programmes with an ealier start date is available on the Early Starts webpage. Postgraduate taught courses start dates may differ and can be found on the Postgraduate prospectus webpage.

Download the Key Dates 2021-2022.

Key Semester Dates

Milestone eventDate
Early Starts commence 9 August 2021
Lectures begin for most programmes  13 September 2021
Bank Holiday - no lectures 25 October 2021
End of Semester 1 lectures 3 December 2021
Start of winter examinations 9 December 2021
End of winter examinations 21 December 2021
Lectures begin semester 2 17 January 2022
Bank Holiday - no lectures 17 March 2022
Easter Recess 11 April 2022
Good Friday - no lectures 15 April 2022
Easter Monday - no lectures 18 April 2022
Start of summer examinations 29 April 2022
Bank Holiday - no lectures 2 May 2022
Summer Recess 30 May 2022
Start of autumn examinations 29 July 2022
Bank Holiday - no lectures 1 August 2022
Start of academic year 2022-23 12 September 2022

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