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 2019 - 2020 below.

Tuesday afternoon activities are published on a dedicated schedule.

For the Utrecht University Academic Calendar, please click here.

Fall 2019
August 23

Deadline curriculum request form for off-campus courses during Fall semester 2019

August 23

Housing opens for continuing students

August 26

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

September 2 - December 20

Fall semester

September 2

Classes begin

September 4

Last day to request course changes (before 6 pm)

October 1

Registration deadline for Fall thesis

October 8

Study Abroad Fair

October 19 - October 27

Fall Break

October 27

Deadline mid-term evaluations

October 28 - November 8

Mid-term meetings

November 1

Pre-registration deadline lab courses winter term (before 5 pm)

November 15
  • Deadline exchange applications Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
  • No classes
November 15 & 16

Open days

December 2 – 24

Course evaluations

December 20
  • Commencement ceremony Class of 2019½
  • Deadline course admittance forms Spring semester 2020
  • Last day of classes Fall semester
December 29

Hand-in deadline for Fall thesis (upload to Blackboard)

January 5

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

January 13

Grading deadline courses Fall semester for instructors

January 17

Grading deadline for Fall thesis

January 20
Spring 2020
January 6 - January 24

Winter term (lab courses)

January 20
  • Student housing opens for returning exchange students
  • Student housing opens for new students
January 27 - May 15

Spring semester

January 27

Classes begin

February 7

Registration deadline for Spring-only thesis and Spring & Summer thesis

February 28

Pre-registration deadline lab courses summer term (before 5 pm)

March 7

Open day

March 14 - March 22

Spring break

March 22

Deadline Osiris mid-term feedback

March 23 - April 3

Mid-term tutor meetings

April 3

Student deadline summer course pre-registration

April 10

No class (Good Friday)

April 13

No class (Easter Monday)

April 15

Student deadline pre-registration Fall 2020

April 28 - May 20

Course evaluations

May 15
May 21

No classes (Ascension day)

May 22

Hand-in deadline for Fall & Spring thesis and Spring-only thesis  (upload to Blackboard)

May 22

No classes (Bridge day)

May 25 - June 26

Summer term

May 28

Commencement ceremony class of 2020

May 29

Deadline grades Spring semester

June 1

No classes (Whit Monday)

June 8

Grading deadline for Fall & Spring thesis and Spring-only thesis

June 26

Last day of classes Summer term

June 28

Students move off campus (before midnight)

July 3

Hand-in deadline for Spring & Summer thesis (upload to Blackboard)

July 10

Deadline grades Summer term

August 17

Grading deadline for Spring & Summer thesis

The Academic Calendar for the academic year 2020-2021 is available below.

Academic Calendar 2020-2021

Fall semester: 31-8-2020 until 18-12-2020
Fall break: 17-10-2020 until 25-10-2020          

Winter term: 4-1-2021 until 22-1-2021 

Spring semester: 25-1-2021 until 14-5-2021
Spring break: 15-3-2021 until 21-3-2021

Summer term 24-5-2021 until 25-6-2021