Key Semester Dates

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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.

Key Semester Dates 2023-24

Milestone event 2023 - 2024 Date (Subject to change)
Start of Academic Year 2023-24 - all non-first years 11 September 2023
Start of Academic Year 2023-24 - first years only 18 September 2023
Bank Holiday - no lectures 30 October 2023
End of Semester 1 lectures 01 December 2023
Start of winter examinations - all non-first years 08 December 2023
Start of winter examinations - first years only 13 December 2023
End of winter examinations 21 December 2023
Lectures begin semester 2 - all years 15 January 2024
Bank Holiday - St Brigid’s Day 05 February 2024
Start of spring exams 05 March 2024
Bank Holiday - no lectures 18 March 2024
Easter Recess 25 March 2024
Good Friday - no lectures 29 March 2024
Easter Monday - no lectures 01 April 2024
Last week of semester 2 15 April 2024
Start of summer examinations 26 April 2024
Bank Holiday - no lectures 06 May 2024
End of summer examinations 10 May 2024
Summer Recess 27 May 2024
Start of autumn examinations 02 August 2024
Bank Holiday - no lectures 05 August 2024
End of autumn examinations 09 August 2024
Start of Academic Year 2024-25 - all non-first years 09 September 2024

Key Semester Dates 2024-25

Milestone event 2024 - 2025 Date (Subject to change)
Start of Academic Year 2024-25 - all non-first years 09 September 2024
Start of Academic Year 2024-25 - first years only To be confirmed
Public Holiday - no lectures 28 October 2024
End of Semester 1 lectures 29 November 2024
Study Period S1 (one week) 02 December 2024
Start of winter examinations - all non-first years 09 December 2024
Start of winter examinations - first years only 16 December 2024
End of winter examinations 20 December 2024
Christmas recess (three weeks) 23 December 2024
Lectures begin semester 2 - all years 13 January 2025
Public Holiday - St Brigid’s Day - no lectures 03 February 2025
Public Holiday - St Patrick’s Day - no lectures 17 March 2025
Last week of semester 2 31 March 2025
Easter Recess (two weeks) 07 April 2025
Good Friday - no lectures 18 April 2025
Study Period S2 (one week) 21 April 2025
Public Holiday - Easter Monday - no lectures 21 April 2025
Start of summer examinations 25 April 2025
Public Holiday - no exams 05 May 2025
End of summer examinations 09 May 2025
Summer Recess 26 May 2025
Start of autumn examinations 01 August 2025
Public Holiday - no lectures 04 August 2025
End of autumn examinations 15 August 2025
Start of Academic Year 2025-26 - all non-first years 08 September 2025

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