University of Birmingham Holidays

By | 20th April 2017

University of Birmingham Holidays

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University of Birmingham Holidays

Please note that the provision of reading week is variable between different Schools and Departments – please check with your School or Department for further information.

Academic year 2016/17

Key point Date
Arrivals Weekend 16 – 18 September 2016
Welcome Week 19 – 23 September 2016
Start of autumn term & semester 1 26 September 2016
Degree congregations 6-9 December 2016
End of autumn term & semester 1 9 December 2016
University closed 23 December 2016
University re-opens 4 January 2017
Start of spring term & semester 2 9 January 2017
Provisional examination timetable released 17 March 2017
End of spring term & semester 2 24 March 2017
Final examination timetable released 10 April 2017
University closed 14 April 2017
University re-opens 20 April 2017
Start of summer term 24 April 2017
Public holiday 1 May 2017
Main examination period starts 2 May 2017
Public holiday 29 May 2017
Main examination period ends 2 June 2017
End of summer term 16 June 2017
Degree congregations July 2017 (specific dates tbc)
Supplementary examination timetable released 2 August 2017
Supplementary examination period starts 21 August 2017 (provisional)
Public holiday 28 August 2017
Supplementary examination period ends 1 September 2017 (provisional)

Please find future years’ term dates on the University’s main term dates page.

Visit the Examinations Office for further information on examination timetables and dates, and the Graduation pages for more information on degree congregations.

The summer congregations are typically held in the first two weeks of July; specific times and dates for each School and Department will be confirmed at the beginning of April 2017 following approval by the Senate of the University. Please note that the allocation of Schools does not follow a pattern, therefore we would strongly advise graduands and guests to only make travel or accommodation plans once their attendance is confirmed and this information is available.