The Academic Calendar contains important dates for University College Utrecht, such as holidays, deadlines, open days and commencement ceremonies.

Tuesday afternoon activities are published on a dedicated schedule.

For the Utrecht University Academic Calendar, please click here.

January 3:  Student housing closes for those not in residence in Spring (students must leave before midnight)

January 4-22:  Winter term (lab courses) 

January 13:  Grading deadline Fall semester courses

January 11:  Extended hand-in deadline for Fall thesis

January 15:  Student housing opens for new and exchange students

January 23:  Grading deadline for Fall thesis

February 8: Grading deadline Winter term (lab courses)

 

Spring semester 2021: January 25 – May 14

January 25:  Classes begin

February 5:  Thesis registration deadline (for all theses: Spring-only and Spring & Summer)

February 26:  Pre-registration deadline lab courses summer term (TBC)

March 13:  Online Open day

March 15-21:  Spring break

March 21:  Deadline mid-term feedback

March 22 – April 9:  Mid-term tutor meetings

April 2:  No classes (Good Friday)

April 5:  No classes (Easter Monday)

April 14:  Deadline summer course pre-registration

April 21:  Deadline course pre-registration Fall 2021. 

April 27:  No classes (King's Day)

April 28 – May 19:  Course feedback

May 5:  No classes (Liberation Day)

May 12:  Last day of classes Spring semester

- Deadline course admittance forms Summer 2021

- Deadline catch-up exam requests (12 noon)

- Deadline summer course pre-registration round 2

May 13:  No classes (Ascension Day)

May 14:  No classes (Bridge day)

May 19:  Final date for (online) catch-up exams

May 24:  No classes (Whit Monday)

May 29:  Commencement Ceremony Class of 2021

May 31:  Grading deadline Spring semester courses

May 31: Deadline for Fall 2021 thesis writers to send email to Fellow. See thesis information.

June 4: Hand-in deadline Spring-only thesis (extended deadline). See thesis procedure.

June 14: Course registration lottery for Fall 2021. You can view and adjust your course preferences throughout the summer period via Osiris Student. The next lottery is scheduled for mid-August.

June 18: Grading deadline Spring-only thesis (extended deadline)

June 30: Deadline course admittance Fall 2021

Mid-August: Course registration lottery for Fall 2021. You can view and adjust your course preferences throughout the summer period via Osiris Student.

 

Summer term 2021: May 25 - June 25

June 25:  Last day of classes Summer term

June 27:  Students move off campus (before midnight)

July 3:  Hand-in deadline Spring & Summer thesis. (NB for Science theses that include lab work an alternative deadline applies). See thesis procedure.

July 9:  Grading deadline Summer term courses

July 16: Grading deadline Spring & Summer thesis

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2021-22

 

Arrival week: 16-08-2021 until 20-08-2021

Introduction week for new students: 23-08-2021 until 29-08-2021

Fall semester: 30-8-2021 until 17-12-2021

Fall break: 18-10-2021 until 22-10-2021

Winter term: 3-1-2022 until 21-1-2022

Spring semester: 24-1-2022 until 13-5-2022

Spring break: 14-3-2022 until 20-3-2022

Summer term: 23-5-2022 until 24-6-2022

Fall Semester 2021: 30 August - 17 December 2021

Fall break: 18 - 22 October 2021
Winter term: 3 - 21 January 2022

August 16-20

- Arrival week: Housing opens for all students

- New degree and exchange students can pick up their keys upon arrival (during office hours)

- Keycards for returning students will be in their mailboxes

August 20

Deadline curriculum request form for off-campus courses during Fall semester 2021

August 30 

Classes begin

September 1

Last day to request course changes (before 6 pm)

September 20

Registration deadline for Fall thesis (you will receive a form link in September)

October 18-22

Fall break

October 22 Deadline mid-term feedback
October 25 - November 12 Mid-term tutor meetings
October 26 Study Abroad in 2022/23 “Kick-off”
November 7 (TBC)

Course pre-registration deadline Winter term lab courses

November 14 (TBC)

Course pre-registration deadline Spring semester

November 19

No classes (Open Days)

November 19 & 20

Open Days

November 30 - December 22

Course feedback (digital course evaluations)

December 1 Study Abroad in 2022/23 application deadline
December 17

- Last day of classes Fall semester

- Deadline catch-up exam requests (12 noon)

December 18

Commencement ceremony Class of 2021½
(official graduation is 31 January 2022)

December 21

Catch-up exams (central catch-up; individual arrangements as determined by teachers no later than this date)

December 24

Hand-in deadline for Fall thesis (upload to Blackboard and by email to supervisor and second reader)

January 2

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

January 10

Grading deadline Fall semester courses

January 17

Grading deadline for Fall thesis

January 3-21

Winter term (lab courses)

February 4

Grading deadline for Winter term lab courses

 

Spring semester 2022:        24 January – 13 May 2022

Spring break:                      14-18 March 2022
Summer term:                     23 May – 24 June 2022

January 17

Student housing opens for new degree and exchange students

January 24

Classes begin

February 4

Registration deadline for all theses

February 25 (TBC)

Pre-registration deadline lab courses summer term

March 12 (TBC)

Open Day

March 14-18

Spring break

March 20

Deadline mid-term feedback

March 21 – April 8

Mid-term tutor meetings

April 8 (TBC)

Course pre-registration deadline Summer term

April 13 (TBC)

Course pre-registration deadline Fall semester

April 15

No classes (Good Friday)

April 18

No classes (Easter Monday)

April 25 – May 18

Course feedback (digital course evaluations)

April 27

No classes (King's Day)

May 5

No classes (Liberation Day)

May 13
  • Last day of classes Spring semester

  • Deadline catch-up exam requests (12 noon)

May 18

Catch-up exams (central catch-up, individual arrangements as determined by teachers no later than this date)

May 30

Grading deadline Spring semester courses

June 7

Commencement Ceremony Class of 2022

May 23-June 24

Summer term

May 26 & 27

No classes (Ascension)

June 6

No classes (Whit Monday/Pentecost)

June 24

Last day of classes Summer term

June 26

Students move off campus (before midnight)

July 8

Grading deadline Summer term courses 

TBC

Hand-in and grading deadlines for Spring and Spring & Summer theses