Academic Calendar 2021/2022

Item/Activity
Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Academic Calendar 2021/22 may be subject to change

2021-22

Semester 1

Dates

Commencement of registration - Exchange/Study Abroad students 12 July
Online registration for Open Education Students 23 Aug - 10 Sep
Online registration for continuing students (undergraduate and postgraduate) successfully completing 2020/21 in June 2021 25 Aug - 10 Sep
Registration for 1st year postgraduate students 6 - 17 Sep
Online registration for continuing students (undergraduate and postgraduate) successfully completing 2020/21 in Autumn 2021 9 - 10 Sep
Online registration for 1st year undergraduate students 14 Sep (3pm) - 20 Sep (1.30pm)
Orientation commences (central DCU, online) 15 Sep
Online registration for continuing students registering for modules deferred/failed in Autumn resits 2021 16 - 17 Sep
Orientation (programme-specific) 20 - 24 Sep
Semester 1 teaching start - continuing and 1st year postgraduate students 20 Sep
Semester 1 teaching start - 1st year undergraduate students 27 Sep
Change of module choice (Semester 1) 27 Sep - 1 Oct
Last date for Registration for first year and continuing students (late registration fee applies thereafter) 1 Oct
Autumn Faculty Award Board for Research Degrees 29 Sep - 1 Oct
Deadline for submission of appeals (postgraduate research students only) 15 Oct
Public Holday (University Closed)  25 Oct
Latest date for submission of softbound thesis for research students wishing to meet Spring Faculty Research Award Board for Research Degrees 28 Oct
Closing date for Withdrawal Free Fee Tuition 29 Oct
Closing date for receipt of deferral of Academic Year 29 Oct
Close of registration for academic year 2021-22 29 Oct
Commencement of registration - Exchange/Study Abroad students (Semester 2) 1 Nov
Late autumn Progression and Award Boards (full-time Masters) 10 Nov
Latest date for publication of Semester 1 exam timetable TBC
Late autumn promulgation of results 12 Nov
Late autumn registration for repeat and deferred students (full-time Masters) following November PABs 15 - 19 Nov
Open Days 19 and 20 Nov
Closing date for lodging appeals, assessment reviews and rechecks (final year Masters and BSc in Nursing students) 22 Nov
End of Semester 1 teaching - Continuing and 1st year postgraduate students 27 Nov
Exam study period - Continuing and 1st year postgraduate students 29 Nov - 5 Dec
End of Semester 1 teaching - 1st year undergraduate students 4 Dec
Exam study period - 1st year undergraduate students 6 - 12 Dec
Meeting of Appeals Board (Master and BSc in Nursing student appeals) 6 Dec
Semester 1 Exams - Continuing and 1 year postgraduate students 6 - 18 Dec
Semester 1 Exams - 1st year undergraduate students 13 - 18 Dec
Inter-Semester Break 19 Dec - 2 Jan
University Closed (Provisionally TBC)  24 Dec - 2 Jan

Semester 2

Dates

Exam marking period (to incorporate grading, grade entry, processing) 3 - 19 Jan
Online registration for Semster 2 start only - late registration fee applies thereafter 5 - 10 Jan
Semester 2 teaching start 10 Jan
Change of module choice (Semester 2) 10 - 14 Jan
Result review in Faculties/PBERC Meetings for Semester 1 20 Jan - 4 Feb
Progression and Award Boards 24 - 26 Jan
Spring Faculty Award Board for Research Degrees 26 - 28 Jan
Closing date for Withdrawal Half Fee Tuition 28 Jan
Promulgation of examination results 9 Feb
Consultation days for students 9 - 11 Feb
Closing date for lodging appeals (Postgraduate Research Students only) 11 Feb
Closing date for lodging appeals, assessment reviews and rechecks (from February PABs for Spring Graduation only) 21 Feb
Reading week (for Faculties with this option) 21 - 27 Feb
Graduation (Autumn and Spring) Dates TBC
Meeting of Appeals Board     4 March
Latest date for publication of Semester 2 exam timetable 16 March
Public Holiday (University Closed)  17 March 
Academic Structure submission dates to Registry (new quals) 1 April
Semester 2 teaching ends 2 April
Open Day - Spring 2 April
Exam study period 4 - 10 April
Academic Structure submission dates to Registry (all other quals) 8 April
Exam study period (BEd & PMEP students) 11 - 17 Apr
Exam period Semester 2 11 - 26 Apr
Exam period (BEd & PMEP students) 18 - 26 Apr
Good Friday (University Closed)  15 April
Public Holiday (University Closed)  18 April
Open Day - Transition Years 28 April
Exam marking period (to incorporate grading, grade entry, processing) 27 Apr - 6 May
R30 (Extenuating Circumstances Form) submission deadline for Semester 2 28 April
Submission of results by examiners to Faculty Office 29 April (10 am)
Public Holiday (University Closed)  2 May
Results review in Faculties/PBERC meetings 9 - 12 May
Progression and Award Boards and Graduate Training Award Boards 13 - 19 May
Promulgation of examination results 25-May
Student Consultation Days 26 - 27 May
Public Holiday (University Closed)  6 June
Closing date for lodging appeals, assessment reviews and rechecks 7 June
Latest date for publication of resit continuous assessment details and submission dates 7 June
Latest date for submission of softbound thesis for research students wishing to meet Autumn Faculty Research Award Board for Research Degrees 13 June
Meeting of Appeals Board 17 June
Latest date for submission of Annual Progress Reports for Research Students 29 June

Resit Period

Dates

Public Holiday (University Closed)  1 Aug
Resit examinations - Semester 1 and Semester 2 2 - 13 Aug
R30 (Extenuating Circumstances Form) submission deadline for resit exams 16 Aug
Progression and Award Boards and Graduate Training Award Boards 23 - 25 Aug
Promulgation of examination results 30 Aug
Consultation days for students 31 Aug - 1 Sep
Closing date for appeals 9 Sep
Meeting of Appeals Board 26 Sep