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 Non-standard Start Dates webpage Postgraduate taught courses start dates may differ and can be found on the Postgraduate prospectus webpage.

Download the Key Dates 2021-2022.

Download the Key Semester Dates 2022-2023 - First Years ONLY.

Download the Key Semester Dates 2022-2023 - All other years.

Key Semester Dates

Milestone event 2022 - 2023 Date (Subject to change)
Non-standard Starts commence 24 August 2022
Start of the Academic Year 2022-23 - Main cohort 12 September 2022
Start of the Academic Year 2022-23 - First years only 26 September 2022
Bank Holiday - no lectures 31 October 2022
End of Semester 1 lectures 2 December 2022
Start of winter examinations 8 December 2022
End of winter examinations 21 December 2022
Lectures begin semester 2 16 January 2023
Bank Holiday - no lectures 17 March 2023
Good Friday - no lectures 7 April 2023
Easter Recess 10 April 2023
Easter Monday - no lectures 10 April 2023
Start of summer examinations 28 April 2023
Bank Holiday - no lectures 1 May 2023
Summer Recess 29 May 2023
Start of autumn examinations 28 July 2023
Bank Holiday - no lectures 7 August 2023
End of autumn examinations 11 August 2023
Start of academic year 2023-24 11 September 2023

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