Living in Oxford

Information essential to undergraduategraduate and visiting students is labelled below. If you are unsure which category relates to you, check our guide. Click on the relevant drop down to see the links. 

Undergraduate

Term dates

When should I arrive?

See the ‘Arrival information and freshers’ week’ page for full information, but in summary:

  • All undergraduates and visiting student freshers are expected to arrive on Sunday 1 October 2017 between 9am and 2pm.
  • All graduate freshers are expected to arrive at Pembroke College by Monday 2 October 2017, however, some departments may require you to arrive earlier - contact them directly to check.

When am I required to be in Oxford?

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details, but in summary:

The dates of required residence for 2017-18 are:

Michaelmas term:           1 October for undergraduates/2 October for graduates - to 2 Dec 2017

Hilary term:                   10 Jan 2018 to 10 Mar 2018

Trinity term:                  19 Apr 2018 to 16 Jun 2018

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website – see weblink below.

Graduate students on research degrees (DPhils) are usually expected to be in Oxford during term time and vacations.

For more information about term dates, please see the University website

Graduate

Term dates

When should I arrive?

See the ‘Arrival information and freshers’ week’ page for full information, but in summary:

  • All graduate freshers are expected to arrive at Pembroke College by Monday 2 October 2017, however, some departments may require you to arrive earlier - contact them directly to check.

When am I required to be in Oxford?

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details, but in summary:

The dates of required residence for 2017-18 are:

Michaelmas term:           1 October for undergraduates/2 October for graduates - to 2 Dec 2017

Hilary term:                   10 Jan 2018 to 10 Mar 2018

Trinity term:                  19 Apr 2018 to 16 Jun 2018

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website – see weblink below.

Graduate students on research degrees (DPhils) are usually expected to be in Oxford during term time and vacations.

For more information about term dates, please see the University website

Visiting Student

Term dates

When should I arrive?

See the ‘Arrival information and freshers’ week’ page for full information, but in summary:

  • All undergraduates and visiting student freshers are expected to arrive on Sunday 1 October 2017 between 9am and 2pm.

When am I required to be in Oxford?

See the ‘Academic Calendar’ section of the Student Handbook for full details, but in summary:

The dates of required residence for 2017-18 are:

Michaelmas term:           1 October for undergraduates/2 October for graduates - to 2 Dec 2017

Hilary term:                   10 Jan 2018 to 10 Mar 2018

Trinity term:                  19 Apr 2018 to 16 Jun 2018

This represents the eight weeks of ‘Full Term’ (which is when teaching occurs), plus seven days before the start of Michaelmas Term and four days before the start of Hilary and Trinity Terms.

During term, teaching occurs over an eight-week period. Each of these weeks officially commences on a Sunday, and the eight teaching weeks in Oxford are known as Week 1 to Week 8. The week before teaching starts is known as 0th Week. Please be aware that teaching, examinations and extra-curricular activities may be scheduled in 0th week and extend into Week 9.  Please note that some courses use extended terms, as outlined on the University website – see weblink below.

For more information about term dates, please see the University website