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 1 December 2023
Start of winter examinations - all non-first years 7 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 5 February 2024
Bank Holiday - no lectures 18 March 2024
Easter Recess 25 March 2024
Good Friday - no lectures 29 March 2024
Easter Monday - no lectures 1 April 2024
Last week of semester 2 15 April 2024
Start of summer examinations 26 April 2024
Bank Holiday - no lectures 6 May 2024
End of summer examinations 10 May 2024
Summer Recess 27 May 2024
Start of autumn examinations 26 July 2024
Bank Holiday - no lectures 5 August 2024
End of autumn examinations 9 August 2024
Start of Academic Year 2024-25 - all non-first years 9 September 2024

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