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Date Activity Notes
 June  
02-June-14 June Bank Holiday University
03-06 June-14 UCD Summer school
06-June-14 Provisional exam results Semester 2
20-June-14 to
01-July-14
CAO Change of Mind campaign
26-June-14 Final exam results Semester 2
 July 
01-July-14 Closing date for transfer applications to stage 2
01-July-14 CAO Change of Mind closing date
04-July-14 CAO Round A offers (Mature students and those deferred from 2013) Reply date is 10 July 2014
22-July-14 Special late closing date for registered students transferring to Stage 1 of another programme
Between 22 and 28 July 2014 Incoming BA Stage 2 students go online for Major Selection (the two subjects to be taken to degree level).
Click here for details.
Applies to: BA Joint Honours [DN500], International French [DN531], German [DN532], Spanish [DN533] or International Languages [DN541] students progressing to Stage 2 in September 2014 (having earned at least 50 credits at Stage 1).
31-July-14 CAO Round 0 Offers (FETAC and Graduate Entry Medicine applicants) Reply date is 7 August 2014
29 July 2014 from 12.00pm
(closes 10.00am on 30 July)
Registration Start Time booking for undergraduates in Stage 2, 3 and 4 of:
  • Agriculture *
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS *
  • 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 awaiting Professional Work Experience/Placement results will have Start Times allocated to them on 29 August, with registration on 1 September
30 July 2014 from 12.00pm (closes 10.00am on 31 July) Registration Start Time booking for undergraduates in :
  • Arts/Social Science (Stage 2) Year 3
  • Arts/Social Science (Stage 2) Year 4 (International)
  • BA Comp Science (Stage 2) Year 3, (Stage 3) Year 4, International Year 5
  • BComm Stage 2/3/4
  • BComm Intl Stage 4
  • Economics & Finance 2/3/4
  • Business and Law 2/3/4/5
  • All BCL Stage 2/3/4            excluding ‘Law With’ Philosophy/Economics/History/ Social Justice stage 2**
Includes students repeating these stages/years
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
 August 
04-August-14 August Bank Holiday University
5 August 2014 from 12.00pm
(closes 10.00am on 6 August)
Registration Start Time booking for undergraduates in :
  • Arts/Social Science (Stage 2) Year 2
  • BA Comp Science (Stage 2) Year 2 
  • BComm International Stage 2
  • BComm International Stage 3
  • Law With’ Philosophy/Economics/History/Social Justice Stage 2
Includes students repeating these stages/years
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
6 August 2014 from 12.00pm
(closes 10.00am on 7 August)
Registration Start Time booking for undergraduates in Stage 2, 4, 5 and 6 (where applicable) of:
  • 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.
From 12-August-14 Online Registration open for Graduate Research students
TBC 13-August-14 Leaving Certificate results (CAO) External
From 14 August 2014 Online Registration begins for undergraduates in :
  • Arts/Social Science (Stage 2) Year 3
  • Arts/Social Science (Stage 2) Year 4 (International)
  • BA Comp Science (Stage 2) Year 3, (Stage 3) Year 4, International Year 5
  • BComm Stage 2/3/4
  • BComm Intl Stage 4
  • Economics & Finance 2/3/4
  • Business and Law 2/3/4/5
  • All BCL Stage 2/3/4            excluding ‘Law With’ Philosophy/Economics/History/ Social Justice stage 2**
Includes students repeating these stages/years
Check your UCD email for your Start Time.
From 14 August 2014 Online Registration begins for Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of:
  • Arts
  • Human Science
  • Business & Law
Online Registration begins for Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma students in the Colleges of:
  • Arts
  • Human Sciences
  • Business & Law
A Start Time for module registration will be allocated automatically and confirmation will be sent to your UCD email (some exceptions may apply)
TBC 18-August-14 CAO Round 1 Offers
From 19 August 2014 Online Registration begins for undergraduates in Stages 2, 3 and 4 of:
  • Agriculture *
  • Archaeology & Geology
  • BAFS *
  • Food Science *
  • Human Nutrition *
  • Science
Includes students repeating these stages
Check your UCD email for your Start Time for module registration

*Students awaiting Professional Work Experience/Placement results will have Start Times allocated to them on 29 August, with registration on 1 September
From 19 August 2014 Online Registration begins for undergraduates in Stages 2,3,4,5 and 6 (where applicable) of:
  • 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
Check your UCD email for your Start Time for module registration
From 19 August 2014 Graduate Taught students in the Colleges of:
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health Sciences 
  • Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma students in the Colleges of:
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Health Sciences 
  • Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
A Start Time for module registration will be allocated automatically and confirmation will be sent to your UCD email (some exceptions may apply)
From 19 August 2014 Online Registration begins for undergraduates in:
  • Arts/Social Sc (Stage 2) Year 2;
  • BA Comp Sc (Stage 2) Year 2 
  • BComm Intl Stage 2
  • BComm Intl Stage 3
  • Law with Philosophy/Economics/History/Social Justice Stage 2
Includes students repeating these stages/years
Check your UCD email for your Start Time for module registration
From 21 August 2014* Step 1 of online registration begins for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming Stage 1 Undergraduates
  • 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
TBC 25-August-14 Reply date for CAO round 1
27 August 2014 between 8.00am and 1.00pm Module Registration Start Time booking for undergraduates:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming Stage 1 Undergraduates
  • Stage 1 repeat (all programmes)
Confirmation of Start Time for module registration will be sent to your UCD email.
From 28 August 2014 Step 2 of Registration -  Module Registration begins for:
  • All incoming CAO Stage 1 students
  • Direct entry Non EU incoming Stage 1 Undergraduates
  • Stage 1 repeat (all programmes)
Check your UCD email for your Start Time for module registration
 September 
02 to 05-September-14 Orientation Week for incoming undergraduate students. Check your Orientation timetable for details (timetables will be available in July 2014).
05-September-14 Major Thesis (PhD and Master's degree by research) submission deadline 3 of 3
5 September 2014 at 2.00pm Online Registration closes to allow for allocation of general elective places. UCD Registry
6 September 2014 Online Registration reopens on a phased basis from 12.00pm 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).
7 September 2014 First instalment of fees due  
8 September 2014 Semester 1 academic teaching term begins (12 weeks)  
19-September-14 Online Registration for Undergraduates closes at 5.00pm
26-September-14 Online Registration for Graduate Taught students closes at 5.00pm (12 Sept for Smurfit students)
 October 
1 October 2014 Deadline for withdrawing from your programme Fee implications after this date
17 October 2014 Deadline for dropping modules Fee implications after this date
27 October 2014 Bank Holiday  
 November 
28 November 2014 End of Semester 1 academic teaching term  
 December 
1 December 2014 Revision week  
8 December 2014 Semester 1 exams begin (including Saturday, 13 Dec)  
19 December Semester 1 exams finish  
 January 
18 January 2015 2nd half of fees due - graduates on programmes of 2 semesters  
18 January 2015 2nd instalment of fees due - graduates on programmes of 3 semesters  
19 January 2015 Semester 2 academic teaching term begins (12 weeks)  
31 January 2015 Remaining balance of fees due - undergraduate students  
 March 
9 March 2015 Fieldwork/Study Period (2 weeks)  
17 March 2015 St. Patrick's Day (Public Holiday)  
 April 
3 April 2015 Good Friday (Public Holiday)  
6 April 2015 Easter Monday (Bank Holiday)  
24 April 2015 End of Semester 2 academic teaching term  
27 April 2015 Revision week  
 May 
4 May 2015 May Day (Bank Holiday)  
5 May 2015 Semester 2 Exams begin (incl. Saturday, 9 and Saturday, 16 May)  
16 May 2015 Semester 2 Exams finish  
17 May 2015 3rd instalment of Graduate Taught/Graduate Research fees due (3 semester programmes)  
 June 
1 June 2015 Bank Holiday  

For staff-related dates please visit: www.ucd.ie/registry/keydates