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 2017 - 2018 below.

Tuesday afternoon activities are published on a dedicated schedule.

For the Utrecht University Academic Calendar, please click here.

Fall 2017
August 18

Housing opens for continuing students

August 21

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

August 23

Registration for off campus courses

August 28 - December 15

Fall semester

August 28

Classes begin

August 30

Last day to request course changes, before 18:00

October 3

Study Abroad Fair

October 14 - October 22

Fall Break

October 22

Deadline mid-term evaluations

October 23 - November 10

Mid-term meetings

  • Bachelor's thesis registration winter 2017 / spring 2018
October 27

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

November 17
  • Deadline exchange applications Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
  • No classes
November 17, 18

Open days

November 27 - December 19

Course evaluations

December 15
  • Deadline course admissions form Spring 2018
  • Last day of classes Fall semester
December 16

Commencement ceremony class of 2017½

December 22

Deadline hand-in thesis fall semester for students (upload Workspace)

Spring 2018
January 1

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

January 2 - January 19

Winter term (lab courses)

January 8

Grading deadline courses Fall semester for instructors

January 15
  • Student housing opens for returning exchange students
  • Student housing opens for new students
  • Deadline thesis grade Fall semester
January 22 - May 15

Spring semester

January 22

Classes begin

March 3

Open day

March 12 - March 18

Spring break

March 18

Deadline mid-term evaluations

  • Declare major for second semester students
  • Research thesis registration Summer / Fall 2018
  • Summer course registration
March 19 - March 30

Mid-term tutor meetings

March 30

No class (Good Friday)

April 2

No class (Easter Monday)

April 27

No class (King's day)

May 10

No class (Ascension day)

May 11

Bridge day

May 15
  • Last day of classes Spring semester
  • Deadline course admissions forms Fall 2018
May 22

Deadline hand-in thesis spring semester for students (upload in Workspace)

May 22 - June 22

Summer term

May 29

Deadline grades Spring semester

May 31

Commencement ceremony class of 2018

June 5

Deadline thesis grade Spring semester

June 22

Last day of classes Summer term

June 24

Students move off campus (before midnight)

June 29

Deadline hand-in thesis summer term for students (upload in Workspace)

July 6

Deadline grades Summer term

August 20

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

The academic calendars for the academic years 2018–2019 and 2019–2020 are available below.

Academic Calendar 2018-2019

Fall semester: 27-8-2018 until 14-12-2018
Fall break: 20-10-2018 until 28-10-2018

Christmas break
Winter term: 7-1-2019 until 25-1-2019 (3 weeks)

Spring semester: 28-1-2019 until 17-5-2019
Spring break: 16-3-2019 util 24-3-2019

Summer term: 27-5-2019 till 28-6-2019 (includes 3 leave days)

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