The University of Westminster's academic year is divided into two semesters. Key dates are detailed below.

Semester 1 – Autumn (Fall) 2018

Date Event

Saturday 15 September (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Sunday 16 September

Welcome to London tour**

Monday 17 September

Incoming Exchange Student Orientation with the Education Abroad Team at University of Westminster Law School Building, 4–12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W from 9.30am in the Portland Hall

Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 September

Inductions, enrolment and module registration with the School or Department you will studying with

Tuesday 18 September

From 7pm Jack the Ripper & Sherlock Holmes tour**

Wednesday 19 or Thursday 20 September

Welcome party*

Saturday 22 September

Stonehenge and Salisbury day trip**

Monday 24 September

Classes begin

Saturday 29 September

Harry Potter Studio Tour day trip**

Friday 14 December

Classes end

Thursday 13 December

Incoming Exchange & Study Abroad Student Gala Farewell Celebration

Monday 17 December to Friday 4 January

Winter vacation

Monday 7 to Friday 18 January

Semester 1 Exam Periodǂ (full year students only)

Saturday 12 January (by 10am)

Final University accommodation check-out for Semester 1 students

Monday 25 February (TBC)

Transcripts will be released from this date

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated to during the orientation.

**Please note those events marked with two stars and are in bold are additional paid for events. You can book either the whole package of events or individual events.

ǂ Please note: Students studying in Semester 1 only will be set alternative assessment for any modules with formal examinations normally sat after the winter vacation. This means it may be possible to complete all assessment before the start of the winter vacation. Students will be able to leave from the end of teaching (Friday 14 December). Semester 1 contract dates for housing end at the official end date of the semester and any student selecting the option to live in University accommodation does so on the express understanding that they are liable for the full contracted period.

Please note: Some coursework deadlines may be set in the first half of January. Students with deadlines after the winter vacation but who have to leave London before these deadlines should endeavour to complete all assessment before they leave.

Semester 2 – Spring 2019

Date Event

Saturday 12 January (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Sunday 13 January (from 2pm)

Welcome to London tour**

Monday 14 to Friday 18 January

Orientation / Registration Week

Monday 14 January

Incoming Exchange Student Orientation with the Education Abroad Team

Tuesday 15 – Friday 18 January

Inductions, enrolment and module registration with the School or Department you will studying with

Tuesday 15 January

From 7 pm Jack the Ripper & Sherlock Holmes tour**

Wednesday 16 or Thursday 17 January

Welcome party*

Saturday 19 January

Stonehenge & Salisbury day trip**

Monday 21 January

Classes begin

Saturday 26 January

Harry Potter Studio Tour day trip**

Friday 12 April

Classes end

Thursday 11 April

Incoming Exchange & Study Abroad Student Gala Farewell Celebration

Monday 15 to Friday 26 April

Spring vacation

Monday 29 April to Friday 17 May

Semester 2 Exam Period

Monday 20 May

Final coursework deadline for modules without exams

Friday 24 May

Semester 2 ends

Saturday 25 May (by 10am)

Final University accommodation check-out for Full Year and Semester 2 students

Friday 14 June

Transcripts will be released from this date

*Please note: Students will be invited to attend a welcome party on either the Wednesday or Thursday of orientation week. We will advise students which date they have been allocated to during the orientation.

**Please note those events marked with two stars and are in bold are additional paid for events. You can book either the whole package of events or individual events.