Term dates and other key dates

The University of Sussex is open throughout the year, with events and activities taking place over the summer and during vacations.

Term Dates 2014-15

2014-15
Arrival Weekend New Undergraduates attend Sat 13 Sep 2014
Freshers' induction Mon 15 Sep 2014
Autumn Term#
Teaching induction (all attend) Thur 18 Sep 2014
Teaching starts Mon 22 Sep 2014
Teaching finishes Fri 12 Dec 2014
Christmas vacation Sat 13 Dec 2014 – Sun 04 Jan 2015
Mid-year assessment period starts Attendance only if required* Mon 05 Jan 2015
Mid-year assessment period ends Fri 16 Jan 2015
Spring Term#
Teaching starts Mon 19 Jan 2015
Teaching finishes Fri 17 Apr 2015
Winter Graduation Thur 22 and Fri 23 Jan 2015
Easter teaching break Thur 02 Apr – Tue 07 Apr 2015
Spring vacation Sat 18 Apr – Sun 10 May 2015
Summer Term#
Year-end assessment period starts Mon 11 May 2015
Year-end assessment period ends Fri 12 Jun 2015 - tbc
Summer vacation Sat 13 Jun 2015 - tbc
Summer Graduation Mon 13 - Fri 17 Jul 2015
Resit period Attendance only if required Late August - early Sep: tbc

# Term dates for all students:- UG, PGT and PGR

* Students will need to attend if they have examinations and submission of assessments due, and should consult their assessment information on Sussex Direct. Please note that exams may be scheduled on Saturdays

Term Dates 2015-16

2015-16
Arrival Weekend New Undergraduates attend Sat 12 Sep 2015
Freshers' induction Mon 14 Sep 2015
Autumn Term#
Teaching induction (all attend) Thur 17 Sep 2015
Teaching starts Mon 21 Sep 2015
Teaching finishes Fri 11 Dec 2015
Christmas vacation Sat 12 Dec 2015 – Sun 03 Jan 2016
Private study period Attendance only if required* Mon 04 Jan - Wed 06 Jan 2016
Mid-year assessment period starts Attendance only if required* Thu 07 Jan 2016
Mid-year assessment period ends Attendance only if required* Fri 22 Jan 2016
Mid Year break Sat 23 - Sun 31 Jan 2016
Spring Term#
Teaching starts Mon 01 Feb 2016
Teaching finishes Fri 06 May 2016
Winter Graduation Tue 19 - Fri 22 Jan 2016
Easter teaching break and Spring Vacation Sat 19 Mar – Sun 03 Apr 2016
Private study period Attendance only if required* Mon 09 - Wed 11 May 2016
Summer Term#
Year-end assessment period starts Thur 12 May 2016
Year-end assessment period ends Fri 10 Jun 2016
Summer vacation Sat 11 Jun 2016
Summer Graduation Mon 18 - Fri 22 July 2016
Resit period Attendance only if required Late August - early Sep: tbc

# Term dates for all students:- UG, PGT and PGR

* Students will need to attend if they have examinations and submission of assessments due, and should consult their assessment information on Sussex Direct. Please note that exams may be scheduled on Saturdays

Term Dates 2016-17

2016-17
Arrival Weekend New Undergraduates attend Sat 10 Sep 2016
Freshers' induction Mon 12 Sep 2016
Autumn Term#
Teaching induction (all attend) Thur 15 Sep 2016
Teaching starts Mon 19 Sep 2016
Teaching finishes Fri 9 Dec 2016
Christmas vacation Sat 10 Dec 2016 – Mon 02 Jan 2017
Private study period Attendance only if required* Tue 03 Jan - Wed 04 Jan 2017
Mid-year assessment period starts Attendance only if required* Thu 05 Jan 2017
Mid-year assessment period ends Attendance only if required* Fri 20 Jan 2017
Mid Year break Sat 21 - Sun 29 Jan 2017
Spring Term#
Teaching starts Mon 30 Jan 2017
Teaching finishes Fri 05 May 2017
Winter Graduation Tue 17 - Fri 20 Jan 2017
Easter teaching break and Spring Vacation Sat 8 Apr – Sun 23 Apr 2017
Private study period Attendance only if required* Mon 08 - Wed 10 May 2017
Summer Term#
Year-end assessment period starts Thur 11 May 2017
Year-end assessment period ends Fri 9 Jun 2017
Summer vacation Sat 10 Jun 2017
Summer Graduation Mon 17 - Fri 21 July 2017
Resit period Attendance only if required Late August - early Sep: tbc

# Term dates for all students:- UG, PGT and PGR

* Students will need to attend if they have examinations and submission of assessments due, and should consult their assessment information on Sussex Direct. Please note that exams may be scheduled on Saturdays

Term Dates 2017-18

2017-18
Arrival Weekend New Undergraduates attend Sat 16 Sep 2017
Freshers' induction Mon 18 Sep 2017
Autumn Term#
Teaching induction (all attend) Thur 21 Sep 2017
Teaching starts Mon 25 Sep 2017
Teaching finishes Fri 15 Dec 2017
Christmas vacation Sat 16 Dec 2017 – Sun 07 Jan 2018
Private study period Attendance only if required* Mon 08 Jan - Wed 10 Jan 2018
Mid-year assessment period starts Attendance only if required* Thu 11 Jan 2018
Mid-year assessment period ends Attendance only if required* Fri 26 Jan 2018
Mid Year break Sat 27 - Sun 04 Feb 2018
Spring Term#
Teaching starts Mon 05 Feb 2018
Teaching finishes Fri 11 May 2018
Winter Graduation Tue 16 - Fri 19 Jan 2018
Easter teaching break and Spring Vacation Sat 24 Mar – Sun 08 Apr 2018
Private study period Attendance only if required* Mon 14 - Wed 16 May 2018
Summer Term#
Year-end assessment period starts Thur 17 May 2018
Year-end assessment period ends Fri 15 Jun 2018
Summer vacation Sat 16 Jun 2018
Summer Graduation Mon 16 - Fri 20 July 2018
Resit period Attendance only if required Late August - early Sep: tbc

# Term dates for all students:- UG, PGT and PGR

* Students will need to attend if they have examinations and submission of assessments due, and should consult their assessment information on Sussex Direct. Please note that exams may be scheduled on Saturdays

Minimum service days 

There are a number of "minimum service" days - usually coinciding with national holidays, such as Christmas, and with UK Bank Holidays - when most campus facilities are closed. However, our 24 hours IT facilities, residences and 24-hour security continue to operate throughout.

2014/15
Thursday 25 December 2014 (Christmas Day Bank Holiday)
Friday 26 December 2014 (Boxing Day Bank Holiday)
Monday 29 December 2014  
Tuesday 30 December 2014  
Wednesday 31 December 2014  
Thursday 1 January 2015 (New Year's Day Bank Holiday)
Friday 2 January 2015  
Thursday 2 April 2015  
Friday 3 April 2015 (Good Friday Public Holiday)
Monday 6 April 2015 (Easter Monday Public Holiday)
Tuesday 7 April 2015  
Monday 4 May 2015 (Early May Bank Holiday)
Monday 25 May 2015 (Spring Bank Holiday)
Monday 31 August 2015 (Summer Bank Holiday)