Semester dates 2019-2020

St Andrews has two semesters each year: Martinmas semester from September to December and Candlemas semester from February to May. 

Semester 1: Martinmas semester

Monday 16 September to Friday 20 December 2019

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Pre-sessional Monday 9 September 2019 Orientation week
Week 1 Monday 16 September 2019 Teaching begins
Week 2 Monday 23 September 2019  
Week 3 Monday 30 September 2019  
Week 4 Monday 7 October 2019  
Week 5 Monday 14 October 2019  
Week 6 Monday 21 October 2019 Independent Learning Week (ILW)
Raisin Monday: 21 October
Week 7 Monday 28 October 2019  
Week 8 Monday 4 November 2019  
Week 9 Monday 11 November 2019  
Week 10 Monday 18 November 2019  
Week 11 Monday 25 November 2019

 

Week 12 Monday 2 December 2019 Revision week
Graduation: Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 December
Exams begin: Saturday 7 December
Week 13 Monday 9 December 2019 Semester 1 examinations
Week 14 Monday 16 December 2019 Semester 1 examinations

Christmas vacation and inter-semester break

Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 24 January 2020

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Christmas vacation Monday 23 December 2019  
Christmas vacation Monday 30 December 2019  
Inter-semester Monday 6 January 2020  
Inter-semester Monday 13 January 2020  
Inter-semester Monday 20 January 2020  

Semester 2: Candlemas semester

Monday 27 January to Friday 29 May 2020

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Week 1 Monday 27 January 2020 Teaching begins
Week 2 Monday 3 February 2020  
Week 3 Monday 10 February 2020  
Week 4 Monday 17 February 2020  
Week 5 Monday 24 February 2020  
Week 6 Monday 2 March 2020  
Week 7 Monday 9 March 2020  
Vacation Monday 16 March 2020 Spring vacation
Vacation Monday 23 March 2020 Spring vacation
Week 8 Monday 30 March 2020  
Week 9 Monday 6 April 2020  
Week 10 Monday 13 April 2020  
Week 11 Monday 20 April 2020  
Week 12 Monday 27 April 2020 Revision week
Week 13 Monday 4 May 2020 Revision week
May Day holiday: Monday 4 May
Exams begin: Saturday 9 May
Week 14 Monday 11 May 2020 May examinations
Week 15 Monday 18 May 2020 May examinations
Week 16 Monday 25 May 2020  

Summer

Monday 1 June to Friday 4 September 2020

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Summer week 1 Monday 1 June 2020  
Summer week 2 Monday 8 June 2020  
Summer week 3 Monday 15 June 2020  
Graduation week Monday 22 June 2020 Graduation ceremonies