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Semester dates 2023-2024

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

Semester 1: Martinmas semester

Monday 4 September to Monday 25 December 2023

WeekWeek commencingEvents
Pre-sessional Monday 4 September 2023 Orientation week
Week 1 Monday 11 September 2023 Teaching begins
Week 2 Monday 18 September 2023  
Week 3 Monday 25 September 2023  
Week 4 Monday 2 October 2023  
Week 5 Monday 9 October 2023  
Week 6 Monday 16 October 2023 Independent Learning Week (ILW)
Raisin Monday: 16 October
Week 7 Monday 23 October 2023  
Week 8 Monday 30 October 2023  
Week 9 Monday 6 November 2023  
Week 10 Monday 13 November 2023  
Week 11 Monday 20 November 2023  
Week 12 Monday 27 November 2023 Revision Week
Graduation ceremonies
Exams begin: Saturday 2 December
Week 13 Monday 4 December 2023 Semester 1 examinations
Week 14 Monday 11 December 2023 Semester 1 examinations
Week 15 Monday 18 December 2023 Semester 1 examination finish date to be confirmed
Christmas vacation start date to be confirmed

Christmas vacation and inter-semester break

Christmas vacation start date to be confirmed. 

WeekWeek beginningEvents
Christmas vacation Monday 25 December 2023  
Inter-semester Monday 1 January 2024  
Inter-semester Monday 8 January 2024  

Semester 2: Candlemas semester

Monday 15 January to Friday 25 May 2024

WeekWeek commencingEvents
Week 1 Monday 15 January 2024 Teaching begins
Week 2 Monday 22 January 2024  
Week 3 Monday 29 January 2024  
Week 4 Monday 5 February 2024  
Week 5 Monday 12 February 2024  
Vacation Monday 19 February 2024 February vacation
Week 6 Monday 26 February 2024  
Week 7 Monday 4 March 2024  
Week 8 Monday 11 March 2024  
Week 9 Monday 18 March 2024  
Week 10 Monday 25 March 2024  
Week 11 Monday 1 April 2024  
Week 12 Monday 8 April 2024 Revision week
Week 13 Monday 15 April 2024 Revision week
Exams begin: Saturday 20 April
Week 14 Monday 22 April 2024 Semester 2 examinations
Week 15 Monday 29 April 2024 Semester 2 examinations
Week 16 Monday 6 May 2024

Semester 2 examinations finish: Tuesday 7 May

May Day holiday: Monday 6 May

  Monday 13 May 2024  
  Monday 20 May 2024  

Summer

Monday 27 May to Friday 30 July 2024

WeekWeek commencingEvents
Summer week 1 Monday 27 May 2024  
Summer week 2 Monday 3 June 2024  
Graduation week Monday 10 June 2024 Graduation ceremonies - Class of 2024