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 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 Private study 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
Winter Graduation Tue 19 - Fri 22 Jan 2016
Inter-session week Sat 23 - Sun 31 Jan 2016
Spring Term#
Teaching starts Mon 01 Feb 2016
Easter teaching break and Spring Vacation Sat 19 Mar – Sun 03 Apr 2016
Teaching finishes Fri 06 May 2016
Private study period Private study 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
Summer vacation assessment period Attendance only if required* Mon 15 Aug – Fri 2 Sept 2016

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

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

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 Private study 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
Inter-session week 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 Private study 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
Summer vacation assessment 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 submissions of assessments due, and should consult their assessment information of Sussex Direct. Please note that exams may be scheduled during evenings and on Saturdays and bank holidays.

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 Private study 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
Inter-session week 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 Private study 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
Summer vacation assessment 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 submissions of assessments due, and should consult their assessment information of Sussex Direct. Please note that exams may be scheduled during evenings and on Saturdays and bank holidays.

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.

2015/16
Thursday 24 December 2015  
Friday 25 December 2015 (Christmas Day Bank Holiday)
Monday 28 December 2015 (Boxing Day (substitute day) Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 29 December 2015  
Wednesday 30 December 2015  
Thursday 31 December 2015  
Friday 1 January 2016 (New Year's Day Bank Holiday)
Thursday 24 March 2016  
Friday 25 March 2016 (Good Friday Public Holiday)
Monday 28 March 2016 (Easter Monday Public Holiday)
Tuesday 29 March 2016  
Monday 2 May 2016 (Early May Bank Holiday)
Monday 30 May 2016 (Spring Bank Holiday)
Monday 29 August 2016 (Summer Bank Holiday)
2016/17
Friday 23 December 2016  
Monday 26 December 2016 (Christmas Day (substitute day) bank holiday)
Tuesday 27 December 2016 (Boxing Day (substitute day) bank holiday)
Wednesday 28 December 2016  
Thursday 29 December 2016  
Friday 30 December 2016  
Monday 2 January 2017 (New Year’s Day Bank Holiday)
Thursday 13 April 2017  
Friday 14 April 2017 (Good Friday Public Holiday)
Monday 17 April 2017 (Easter Monday Public Holiday)
Tuesday 18 April 2017  
Monday 1 May 2017 (Early May Bank Holiday)
Monday 29 May 2017 (Spring Bank Holiday)
Monday 28 August 2017 (Summer Bank Holiday)