DCU Glasnevin Campus

Revised Academic Calendar

As of 2018-19, DCU was one of only two Irish universities to continue to adhere to what might be termed a traditional calendar, whereby the first semester commences in the latter part of September and Semester 1 examinations take place after Christmas.

In 2018 a substantial review of the calendar was undertaken by the Academic Calendar Working Group (ACWG) which involved extensive and extended consultation with DCU students and staff.  As part of its remit, the ACWG gave due consideration to the Strategic Plan, the extent to which the calendar might enable or inhibit the achievement of strategic objectives and sector practice (nationally and internationally).  The ACWG concluded in its recommendations that a revised academic calendar should be adopted.  This recommendation was subsequently approved by Academic Council in April 2019, for implementation in 2021-22.