Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
CHAPTER II
pp. 175–176
MATRICULATION, RESIDENCE, ADMISSION TO DEGREES, DISCIPLINE

In this section

DATES OF TERM AND FULL TERM

1. The Michaelmas Term shall begin on 1 October and shall consist of eighty days, ending on 19 December. The Lent Term shall begin on 5 January and shall consist of eighty days, ending on 25 March or in any leap year on 24 March. The Easter Term shall begin on 10 April and shall consist of seventy days ending on 18 June, provided that in any year in which Full Easter Term begins on or after 22 April the Easter Term shall begin on 17 April and end on 25 June.

2. Full Term shall consist of three-fourths of the whole term reckoned from the first day of Full Term as hereinafter determined.

3. The dates on which Full Terms begin and end shall be as shown in the table appended to these regulations.

4. The portion of each term during which students shall be required to reside in order to keep the term shall be three-fourths.

5. Except as may be provided by the Ordinances relating to a particular institution, the term in which a person who is required to keep certain terms by residence first resides in accordance with Regulation 3 or 4 for the Residence and Precincts of the University, as the case may be, shall be accounted that person's first term of residence whether he or she keeps the term, or is allowed it, or not.

6. For the purposes of admissibility to examinations or competitions, or of the payment of emoluments of Studentships, Scholarships, and the like, a term allowed by the Council shall be reckoned as a term kept.

7. The Council shall have the same power to allow terms of residence to candidates for Diplomas and Certificates as they have under Regulation 10 of the regulations for Residence and Precincts of the University in respect of candidates for degrees.

8. A course of instruction given during the Long Vacation shall not occupy more than four weeks. Except with the approval of the Council on the recommendation of the General Board, no such course given within the Precincts of the University shall begin earlier than the second Monday after General Admission or end later than the sixth Saturday after the Saturday of General Admission.




  Year

Full Mich. Term

Full Lent Term

Full Easter Term

General Admission
June
Wed.–Sat.

begins

Oct.

Tu.

ends

Dec.

Fri.

begins

Jan.

Tu.

ends

March

Fri.

Easter

Day

begins

Apr.

Tu.

ends

June

Fri.

  2016–17

4

2

17

17

16 Apr.

25

16

28/29/30/1 July

  2017–18

3

1

16

16

 1 Apr.

24

15

27/28/29/30

  2018–19

2

30 Nov.

15

15

21 Apr.

23

14

26/27/28/29

  2019–20

8

6

14

13

12 Apr.

21

12

24/25/26/27

  2020–21

6

4

19

19

 4 Apr.

27

18

30/1/2/3 July

  2021–22

5

3

18

18

17 Apr.

26

17

29/30/1/2 July

  2022–23

4

2

17

17

 9 Apr.

25

16

28/29/30/1 July

  2023–24

3

1

16

15

31 Mar.

23

14

26/27/28/29

  2024–25

8

6

21

21

20 Apr.

29

20

2/3/4/5 July

  2025–26

7

5

20

20

 5 Apr.

28

19

1/2/3/4 July

  2026–27

6

4

19

19

28 Mar.

27

18

30/1/2/3 July

  2027–28

5

3

18

17

16 Apr.

25

16

28/29/30/1 July

  2028–29

3

1

16

16

 1 Apr.

24

15

27/28/29/30

  2029–30

2

30 Nov.

15

15

21 Apr.

23

14

26/27/28/29

Notice

When application is made for the allowance of a single term the Council will require to be satisfied that the applicant has kept by actual residence as much as practicable of Full Term in the term applied for.

If the student commenced residence later than the commencement of Full Term in the term applied for, the reason must be stated in the application.

The Council request that any application for the allowance of a second term may be accompanied by a repetition of particulars concerning the term previously allowed. Apart from very exceptional circumstances the Council will not allow a second term unless a good part of the two terms has been kept.