SOAS University of London

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Key Dates - Term Dates

The academic year at SOAS consists of three terms, the first two roughly 11 weeks long and the third usually eight weeks in length. The autumn and spring terms include a reading week.

Opening Hours

The School buildings are open from 8.15am to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.15am to 5.00pm on Saturdays (after 1pm for staff and students only). 
The School is closed on Sundays.

The Library may be open during School closure days. Please see the Library opening times for more information.

Term dates for 2016/2017

Term 1

Monday 26 September 2016 – Friday 16 December 2016
Teaching begins: Monday 3 October 2016
Reading Week: Monday 7 – Friday 11 November 2016

Term 2

Monday 9 January 2017 – Friday 24 March 2017
Reading Week: Monday 13 – Friday 17 February 2017

Term 3

Monday 24 April 2017 – Friday 16 June 2017

Examination Period 2016/2017

Examination period: Wednesday 10 May to Tuesday 6 June 2017
Summer re-sits (for eligible Undergraduates only) Wednesday 23 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017

Other Important Dates 2016/2017

Graduation: 26-28 July 2017

Dates of Closure 2016/2017*

*The Library will be open during these closure periods. Details of the Library opening times.

The School will be closed from 4.00pm on Thursday 22 December 2016 and will reopen on
Tuesday 3 January 2017.
For the period Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday inclusive (13 April 2017 – 17 April 2017)

Term Dates for 2017/2018

Term 1

Monday 25 September 2017 – Friday 15 December 2017
Reading Week: Monday 6 – Friday 10 November 2017

Term 2

Monday 8 January 2018 – Friday 23 March 2018
Reading Week: Monday 12 – Friday 16 February 2018

Term 3

Monday 23 April 2018 – Friday 15 June 2018

Term Dates for 2018/2019

Term 1

Monday 24 September 2018 – Friday 14 December 2018
Reading Week: Monday 5 – Friday 9 November 2018

Term 2

Monday 7 January 2018 – Friday 22 March 2019
Reading Week: Monday 11 – Friday 15 February 2019

Term 3

Tuesday 23 April 2019 – Friday 14 June 2019

Term Dates for 2019/20

Term 1

Monday 23 September 2019 – Friday 13 December 2019

Reading Week:  Monday 4 November- Friday 8 November 2019

Term 2

Monday 6 January 2020- Friday 20 March 2020

Reading Week:  Monday 10 February-Friday 14 February 2020

Term 3

Monday 20 April 2020 – Friday 12 June 2020

Term Dates for 2020/21

Term 1

Monday 28 September 2020 - Friday 18 December 2020

Reading Week: Monday 9 November – Friday 13 November 2020

Term 2

Monday 11 January 2021-26 March 2021

Reading Week: Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February 2021

Term 3

Monday 26 April 2021 – Friday 18 June 2021

Term Dates for 2021/22

Term 1

Monday 27 September 2021 – Friday 17 December 2021

Reading Week: Monday 8 November-Friday 12 November 2021

Term 2

Monday 10 January 2022 – Friday 25 March 2022

Reading Week: Monday 14 February- Friday 18 February 2022

Term 3

Monday 25 April 2022 – Friday 17 June 2022