UCD Term Dates


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Date Activity Notes
August
2 August 2017 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 3 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.
9 August 2017 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 10 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 1 September with registration on 4 September.

**BAFS students waiting for Placement results will need to check back later for registration dates.
10 August 2017 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 11 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.
14 August 2017 from 12.00 noon (closes at 10.00am on 15 August) Registration Start Time booking for:

Stage 2-6 (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.
14 August 2017 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 15 August 2017 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.
From 15 August 2017 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 17 August 2017 Online registration begins for Graduate Research Students A Registration Start Time will be allocated to you and confirmation sent to your UCD email.

Some exceptions may apply.
From 17 August 2017 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 22 August 2017 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 22 August 2017 Online registration begins for Stages 2-6 (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 confirmation of your Start Time.
From 22 August 2017 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 22 August 2017 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 24 August 2017 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.
30 August 2017 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 31 August 2017 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.
31 August 2017 Semester 1 Residential Term begins UCD Residences
September
1 September 2017 Deadline for uploading photo for UCARD (CAO)
5 September 2017 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.
8 September 2017 at 2pm Online Registration closes to allow for allocation of general elective places Closed for all students
9 September 2017 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)
10 September 2017 January 2017 starts – third instalment of fees due for 2016/17 academic year More information
10 September 2017 September starts - first instalment of fees due

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

2017/18 academic year
15 September 2017 May starts – Semester 2 deadline for withdrawing from your programme without further fee liability Applies to students who start their academic year in May 2017 (201604)
15 September 2017 January starts – Semester 3 deadline for withdrawing from your programme without further fee liability Applies to students who start their academic year in January 2017 (201601)
20 September 2017 from 9.00 am - 12noon Irish time (4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Beijing time) BDIC incoming students (Beijing) will begin online registration. You will be allocated a Registration Start Time, which will be sent to your UCD Connect email address.
22 September 2017 Online Registration for Undergraduates closes at 5.00pm
29 September 2017 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 to be confirmed
October
20 October 2017 September starts - Semester 1 deadline for withdrawing from your programme. More information

2017/18 academic year
20 October 2017 September starts - Semester 1 deadline for dropping any extra modules you don’t wish to take 2017/18 academic year
December
23 December 2017 Semester 1 Residential Term ends UCD Residences
January
15 January 2018 Semester 2 Residential Term begins UCD Residences
31 January 2018 May starts – Semester 3 deadline for withdrawing from your programme Applies to students who start their academic year in May 2017 (201604)
31 January 2018 May starts – third instalment of fees due for 2016/17 academic year More information
31 January 2018 September start fees deadline for:
• Students on programmes of 2 semesters – remaining balance of fees due
• Graduates on programmes of 3 semesters – second instalment of fees due
More information

2017/18 academic year
31 January 2018 January 2018 starts – first instalment of fees due More information

2017/18 academic year
March
02 March 2018 September starts – Semester 2 deadline for dropping any extra modules you don’t wish to take 2017/18 academic year
May
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
August
10 August 2018 Semester 3 Residential Term ends UCD Residences

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