Term Dates

University Full Term

Each teaching term (also known as Full Term) is eight weeks long (with periods of time either side for private study in Cambridge, if a student so wishes). There are three terms per year: Michaelmas (running from October to December), Lent (January to March) and Easter (April to June). Most degrees are taught over nine or twelve terms-that is, three or four years.

Academic Year Michaelmas Start Michaelmas End Lent Start Lent End Easter Start Easter End
2018/19 2 Oct 2018 30 Nov 2018 15 Jan 2019 15 Mar 2019 23 Apr 2019 14 Jun 2019
2019/20 8 Oct 2019 6 Dec 2019 14 Jan 2020 13 Mar 2020 21 Apr 2020 12 Jun 2020
2020/21 6 Oct 2020 4 Dec 2020 19 Jan 2021 19 Mar 2021 27 Apr 2021 18 Jun 2021

Emmanuel College Normal Period of Residence (NPR)

The College operates a system of Normal Periods of Residence (NPR) which allows students to be in residence for a few days at either end of Full Term. Rents paid by undergraduates cover only NPR.

Only the dates until 2019/2020 are confirmed, dates in later years are provisional.

Academic Year Michaelmas Start Michaelmas End Lent Start Lent End Easter Start Easter End
2018/19 26 Sep 2018 4 Dec 2018 9 Jan 2019 20 Mar 2019 13 Apr 2019 22 Jun 2019
2019/20 3 Oct 2019 11 Dec 2019 8 Jan 2020 18 Mar 2020 11 Apr 2020 20 Jun 2020
2020/21 1 Oct 2020 9 Dec 2020 13 Jan 2021 24 Mar 2021 17 Apr 2021 26 Jun 2021