Queen’s University Belfast Holidays
Holidays and key dates
Holidays for 2017
|St Patrick’s Day:||Friday 17 March|
|Easter:||Friday 14 April – Friday 21 April (inclusive)|
|May Day:||Monday 1 May|
|July Holidays:||Wednesday 12 July and Thursday 13 July|
|Christmas/ New Year:||Friday 22 December – Tuesday 2 January 2018 (inclusive)|
Holidays for 2018
|St Patrick’s Day:||Monday 19 March|
|Easter:||Friday 30 March – Friday 6 April (inclusive)|
|May Day:||Monday 7 May|
|July Holidays:||Thursday 12 July and Friday 13 July|
|Christmas/ New Year:||Monday 24 December – Wednesday 2 January 2019 (inclusive)|
Semester dates are approved three years in advance by Academic Council but may be subject to change for operational reasons.
New students are expected to be available for Welcome Week each year. All students are expected to be available for all teaching during the academic year and the full examination period and should note the dates of supplementary examinations each summer.
Please note – Due to the nature of the course, some courses have additional teaching/placements/ professional practice requirements which fall outside of the normal semester dates. Students are advised to check with their School to confirm any additional attendance requirements outside of these dates.
Please note that full implementation of the new academic year structure will be introduced in 2017-18 across all levels of study. The approved semester dates for 2017-20 within this new structure can be found below: