University of Bath Dates

University of Bath Dates

University of Bath

University of Bath Semester Dates 2016-17

These are the dates for the academic year 2016-17.

View the full official academic year calendar for all academic dates, including examinations.

University of Bath Dates for Semester 1

Event Dates
New student arrivals Saturday 24 September 2016 – Sunday 25 September 2016
Induction and Freshers’ Week Monday 26 September 2016 – Sunday 2 October 2016
Semester 1 Monday 3 October 2016 – Friday 16 December 2016
Semester 1 vacation Monday 19 December 2016 – Friday 6 January 2017
Semester 1 Monday 9 January 2017 – Friday 27 January 2017

University of Bath Dates for Semester 2

Event Dates
Semester 2 Monday 6 February 2017 – Friday 7 April 2017
Semester 2 vacation Monday 10 April 2017 – Friday 21 April 2017
Semester 2 Monday 24 April 2017 – Friday 2 June 2017


Our motto

The University motto is: generatim discite cultus.

The motto comes from The Georgics by Virgil, Book II, line 35, in a section where Virgil is talking about understanding the nature of an organism in order to ensure it thrives.

As translated by H.R. Fairclough for Loeb Classical Library (first published in 1916 by Harvard University Press): Learn the culture proper to each after its kind.

As translated by Kimberly Johnson for Penguin Classics (published in 2009): Learn husbandry specific to each species.

In her 50th Anniversary speech, the President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell commented that the motto instructs us to “achieve an understanding of our world and strive to use our knowledge to ensure a sustainable future”.