The Academic Calendar contains important dates for University College Utrecht, such as holidays, deadlines, open days and commencement ceremonies. You can find the Academic Calendar for 2018 - 2019 below.

Tuesday afternoon activities are published on a dedicated schedule.

For the Utrecht University Academic Calendar, please click here.

Fall 2018
August 17

Housing opens for continuing students

August 20

Registration day for new students. Continuing students will not be able to pick up their keys.

August 21

Registration for off-campus courses

August 27 - December 14

Fall semester

August 27

Classes begin

August 29

Last day to request course changes, before 18:00

October 9

Study Abroad Fair

October 20 - October 28

Fall Break

October 28

Deadline mid-term evaluations

October 29 - November 9
  • Mid-term meetings
  • Bachelor's thesis registration Winter 2018 / Spring 2019
November 2

Registration deadline lab courses winter term (before 12:00 AM)

November 16

No classes

November 16, 17

Open days

November 23

Deadline exchange applications Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

November 27 - December 19

Course evaluations

December 14
  • Deadline course admissions form Spring 2019
  • Last day of classes Fall semester
December 18

Commencement ceremony class of 2018½

December 21

Deadline hand-in thesis Fall semester for students (upload Blackboard)

Spring 2019
December 31

Student housing closes for those not in residence in Spring (students must leave before midnight)

January 7 - January 25

Winter term (lab courses)

January 7

Grading deadline courses Fall semester for instructors

January 14

Deadline thesis grade Fall semester

January 21
  • Student housing opens for returning exchange students
  • Student housing opens for new students
January 28 - May 17

Spring semester

January 28

Classes begin

March 1

Registration deadline lab courses summer term (before 12:00 AM)

March 16

Open day

March 16 - March 24

Spring break

March 24
  • Deadline mid-term evaluations
  • Declare major for second semester students
  • Research thesis registration Summer / Fall 2019
  • Summer course registration
March 25 - April 5

Mid-term tutor meetings

April 19

No class (Good Friday)

April 22

No class (Easter Monday)

May 17
  • Last day of classes Spring semester
  • Deadline course admissions forms Fall 2019
May 24

Deadline hand-in thesis Spring semester for students (upload in Blackboard)

May 27 - June 28

Summer term

May 29

Commencement ceremony class of 2019

May 30

No class (Ascension day)

May 31

No class (Bridge day)

June 4

Deadline grades Spring semester

June 10

No class (Whit Monday)

June 12

Deadline thesis grade Spring semester

June 28

Last day of classes Summer term

June 30

Students move off campus (before midnight)

July 5

Deadline hand-in thesis Summer term for students (upload in Blackboard)

July 12

Deadline grades Summer term

August 19

Deadline thesis grade: 10 working days is not possible because hand-in date falls in the middle of the summer holidays.

The academic calendar for the academic year 2019–2020 is available below.

Academic Calendar 2019-2020

Fall semester: 2-9-2019 until 20-12-2019
Fall break: 19-10-2019 until 27-10-2019         

Christmas break
Winter term: 6-1-2020 until 24-1-2020 (3 weeks)

Spring semester: 27-1-2020 until 15-5-2020
Spring break: 16-3-2020 until 22-3-2020

Summer term: 25-5-2020 until 26-6-2020