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

Semester 2 2017–18

Date Event

Saturday 13 January 2018

University accommodation check-in (from 2pm)

Monday 15 January – Friday 19 January 2018

Orientation/registration week

Monday 22 January 2018

Classes begin

Friday 13 April 2018

Classes end

Monday 16 April – Friday 27 April 2018

Spring vacation

Monday 30 April – Friday 18 May 2018

Semester 2 exam period

Monday 21 May 2018

Final coursework deadline for modules without exams

Friday 25 May 2018

Semester 2 ends

Saturday 26 May 2018

University accommodation check-out (by 10am)

Thursday 14 June 2018

Transcripts will be released from this date

Semester 1 – 2018–19

Date Event

Saturday 15 September (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Monday 17 September

Exchange Orientation with Education Abroad Team

Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 September

Faculty Inductions

Wednesday 19 or Thursday 20 September

Welcome party*

Monday 24 September

Classes begin

Friday 14 December

Classes end

Thursday 13 December

Gala Farewell Celebration

Monday 17 December to Friday 4 January

Winter vacation

Monday 7 to Friday 18 January

Semester 1 Exam Period** (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: Students studying in Semester 1 only will be set alternative assessments 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 assessments before they leave.

Semester 2 – 2018–19

Date Event

Saturday 12 January (from 2pm)

University accommodation check-in

Monday 14 to Friday 18 January

Orientation / Registration Week

Monday 14 January

Exchange Orientation with Education Abroad Team

Tuesday 15 – Friday 18 January

Faculty Inductions

Wednesday 16 or Thursday 17 January

Welcome party*

Monday 21 January

Classes begin

Friday 12 April

Classes end

Thursday 11 April

Study Abroad 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: Under the Academic Regulations of the University of Westminster it is not possible for any study abroad student to sit an alternative form of assessment in semester two. If a student is studying with us for semester two or the full year, the student is required to undertake exams if these form part of the module assessment.