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Date Activity Notes
May
08 May 2018 Semester 2 Exams begin More Information
19 May 2018 Semester 2 Exams finish More Information
19 May 2018 September start Graduates on programmes of 3 semesters - third instalment of fees due More information

2017/18 academic year
19 May 2018 January 2018 starts - second instalment of fees due More information

2017/18 academic year
19 May 2018 May 2018 starts - first instalment of fees due More information

2017/18 academic year
20 May 2018 Semester 2 Residential Term ends UCD Residences
21 May 2018 Semester 3 Residential Term begins UCD Residences
26 May 2018 January starts – Semester 2 deadline for withdrawing from your programme without further fee liability Applies to students who start their academic year in January 2018 (201701)
June
08 June 2018 Semester 2 provisional Exam results (available until 12 June 2018) More Information
28 June 2018 Semester 2 final Exam results More Information
29 June 2018 May starts – Semester 1 deadline for withdrawing from your programme without further fee liability Applies to students who start their academic year in May 2018 (201704)
July
31 July 2018 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 1 August) Registration Start Time booking for:
  • BA Stage 3*
  • BA Stage 4 (International)*
  • BA Computer Science Stages 3 and 4
  • BCL Maitrise Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Business & Law (BBL) Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Commerce (BComm) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Commerce (BComm) International 4
  • Economics & Finance Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law (BCL) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with Economics Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with French Law Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with History Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Philosophy Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Social Justice Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Politics Stages 3 and 4
  • Social Science Stage 3
  • Social Science (International) Stage 4
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.

* excluding BA Planning Geog & Env and BA PlanningGeog & Env International
August
1 August 2018 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 2 August) Registration Start Time booking for:
  • BA Stage 2
  • BA Computer Science Stage 2
  • Commerce (BComm) International Stages 2 and 3
  • Law and Chinese Stage 2
  • Law with Economics Stage 2
  • Law with History Stage 2
  • Law with Philosophy Stage 2
  • Law with Social Justice Stage 2
  • Law with Politics Stage 2
  • Social Science Stage 2
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
8 August 2018 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 9 August) Registration Start Time booking for: Stage 2 – 4 of:
  • Agriculture*
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS**
  • BSc Computer Science
  • Food Science*
  • Human Nutrition*
  • Science
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.

*Students waiting for PWE results will have Start Times allocated on 31 August with registration on 3 September.

**BAFS students waiting for Placement results will need to check back later for registration dates.
9 August 2018 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 14 August) Registration Start Time booking for:

Stage 2-6 (where applicable) of:
  • BA PlanningGeog & Env (including International)
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Health and Performance Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Medicine
  • Nursing/Midwifery (all streams)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Sports and Exercise Management*
  • Structural Engineering with Architecture
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Nursing
Includes students repeating these stages.
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.

*Students waiting for Placement results will have Start Times allocated on 31 August with registration on 3 September
10 August 2018 Semester 3 Residential Term ends UCD Residences
13 August 2018 from 9.00 am - 12noon Irish time (4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Beijing time) BDIC continuing students (Beijing) will begin online registration. You will be allocated a Registration Start Time, which will be sent to your UCD Connect email address.
From 14 August 2018 Online registration begins for:
  • BA Stage 3*
  • BA Stage 4 (International)*
  • BA Computer Science Stages 3 and 4
  • BCL Maitrise Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Business & Law (BBL) Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Commerce (BComm) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Commerce (BComm) International 4
  • Economics & Finance Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law (BCL) Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with Economics Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with French Law Stages 2, 3 and 4
  • Law with History Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Philosophy Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Social Justice Stages 3 and 4
  • Law with Politics Stages 3 and 4
  • Social Science Stage 3
  • Social Science (International) Stage 4
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.

* excluding BA Planning Geog & Env and BA PlanningGeog & Env International
From 14 August 2018 Online registration begins for:

Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of:
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business
  • Social Sciences & Law
A Registration Start Time will be allocated to you and confirmation sent to your UCD email.

Some exceptions may apply.
From 16 August 2018 Online registration begins for Graduate Research Students
From 16 August 2018 Online registration begins for Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma students in the Colleges of:
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health & Agricultural Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences & Law
A Registration Start Time will be allocated to you and confirmation sent to your UCD email.

Some exceptions may apply.
From 21 August 2018 Online registration begins for Stages 2-4 of:
  • Agriculture*
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS*
  • BSc Computer Science
  • Food Science
  • Human Nutrition
  • Science
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.
From 21 August 2018 Online registration begins for Stages 2-6 (where applicable) of:
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • BA Planning Geog & Env (including International)
  • Health and Performance Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Medicine
  • Nursing/Midwifery (all streams)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Sports and Exercise Management
  • Structural Engineering with Architecture
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Nursing
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.
From 21 August 2018 Online registration begins for:
  • BA Stage 2
  • BA Computer Science Stage 2
  • Commerce (BComm) International Stages 2 and 3
  • Law and Chinese Stage 2
  • Law with Economics Stage 2
  • Law with History Stage 2
  • Law with Philosophy Stage 2
  • Law with Social Justice Stage 2
  • Law with Politics Stage 2
  • Social Science Stage 2
Includes students repeating these stages.
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.
From 21 August 2018 Online registration begins for Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of:
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health & Agricultural Sciences
  • Science
A Registration Start Time will be allocated to you and confirmation sent to your UCD email.

Some exceptions may apply.
From 23 August 2018 Step 1 of online registration begins for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming
  • Undergraduate Stage 1 repeats (all programmes)
In Step 1, you will complete personal information, upload photo for Student Card, pay fees.
Incoming CAO students can normally begin Step1 of online registration within three working days of accepting their CAO offer.
24 August 2018 at 5.15 Closing date for Round 1 offers
29 August 2018 between 8.00am and 1.00pm Registration Start Time booking for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming
  • Undergraduate Stage 1 repeats (all programmes)
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
From 30 August 2018 Step 2 – Module Registration begins for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming
  • Undergraduate Stage 1 repeats (all programmes)
Check your UCD email for confirmation of your Start Time.
30 August 2018 Semester 1 Residential Term begins UCD Residences
31 August 2018 5.00pm Deadline for uploading photo for UCARD (CAO) More Information
September
3 September 2018 Orientation Week More Information
4 September 2018 from 11:30am (Irish time) BDIC continuing students (Dublin) will begin online registration. You will be allocated a Registration Start Time, which will be sent to your UCD Connect email address.
7 September 2018 at 2pm Online Registration closes to allow for allocation of General Elective places Closed for all students
8 September 2018 Online Registration reopens on a phased basis from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. Fully open by 4.00pm Check your UCD email to see if you got a place in your chosen General Elective(s)
9 September 2018 January 2018 starts – third instalment of fees due for 2017/18 academic year More information
9 September 2018 September starts - first instalment of fees due

Programmes of one semester duration pay full amount of fees due
More information

2018/19 academic year
10 September 2018 at 2pm Academic teaching term begins
13 September 2018 from 9.00 am - 12noon Irish time (4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Beijing time) BDIC incoming students (Beijing) will begin online registration.
14 September 2018 May starts – Semester 2 deadline for withdrawing from your programme without further fee liability Applies to students who start their academic year in May 2018 (201704)
14 September 2018 January starts – Semester 3 deadline for withdrawing from your programme without further fee liability Applies to students who start their academic year in January 2018 (201701)
17 September 2018 Freshers' Week
21 September 2018 Online Registration for Undergraduates closes at 5.00pm More Information
28 September 2018 Online Registration for Graduate Taught closes at 5.00pm (except for students in the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business) Closing date for students in the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business is at 5.00 pm on 14 September

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