Academic calendar

Last changed: 09 February 2021

On this page you will find information about the course periods. You will also find campus-specific information.

Academic calendar

Semester Period Start End
 Spring 2021 3a 2021-01-18 2021-02-17
  3b 2021-02-18 2021-03-23
  4a 2021-03-24 2021-05-02
  4b 2021-05-03 2021-06-06
 Summer 2021   2021-06-07 2021-08-29
 Autumn 2021 1a 2021-08-30 2021-09-29
  1b 2021-09-30 2021-11-01
  2a 2021-11-02 2021-12-02
  2b 2021-12-03 2022-01-16
 Spring 2022 3a 2022-01-17 2022-02-17
  3b 2022-02-18 2022-03-23
  4a 2022-03-24 2022-05-01
  4b 2022-05-02 2022-06-05
 Summer 2022   2022-06-06 2022-08-28
 Autumn 2022 1a 2022-08-29 2022-09-28
  1b 2022-09-29 2022-10-31
  2a 2022-11-01 2022-12-01
  2b 2022-12-02 2023-01-15
 Spring 2023 3a 2023-01-16 2023-02-15
  3b 2023-02-16 2023-03-21
  4a 2023-03-22 2023-04-27
  4b 2023-04-28 2022-06-04
 Summer 2023   2023-06-05 2023-08-27

Read more about the academic year and semester dates in the Education planning and administration handbook.

Campus-specific information

Alnarp

Academic year 2020/2021

No lectures should be scheduled on the following dates on campus Alnarp:
- August 31, 2020, 8-12 hrs for courses given in the English language or year 1
- January 18, 2021, 8-12 hrs for courses given in the English language

- October 30, 2020, 13-17 hrs (day before All Saints' Day)
- December 23, 2020 – January 1, 2021 (Christmas break)
- April 1, 2021 (day before Easter holiday)

Re-examination dates
- August 19, 2020 (re-exam date for courses in period 3 och 4 (academic year 19/20))
- October 7, 2020 (courses in period 4 (academic year 19/20))
- December 9, 2020 (courses in period 1)
- February 24, 2021 (courses in period 1 and 2)
- April 28, 2021 (courses in period 2 and 3)

Course coordinator/examiner should as far as possible set installation and promotion lectures as well as lectures in connection with business days in their timetabling.
Wednesday afternoons should not be scheduled.
- If a course lecture that is not compulsory is booked on a Wednesdays afternoon it must be stated in the timetable that the lecture is not compulsory. This applies even if a room booking is necessary or not. Scheduling of "independent studies" is acceptable on a Wednesday afternoon.
- If a course lecture is compulsory and must be booked on a Wednesday afternoon then the teacher must apply for an exemption and justify the reasons and suggest possible solutions. Study excursions are such an exemption example, particularly if they last over several days.
- General exemptions is to be made for distance program studies, evening courses, summer courses and commissioned education.
You can find the form to apply for exemption on the For Teachers website.

Flyinge

Academic year 2020/2021

No classes should be scheduled on the following dates:
- 31 August 2020 (applies to year 1 on all programmes. All other years should be free from compulsory activities)
- 30 October 2020 (day before All Saints' Day)
- 23–31 December 2020
- 14 May 2021 (day after Ascension Day)

Inaugural, honorary doctors' and docent lectures, career fairs, educational information and the SLU Thesis day should, as far as possible, be included in the course schedules.

Wednesday afternoons, 13.00 – 17.00, should normally be free from scheduled teaching, to enable e.g. board meetings, student information, teachers' meetings and student union commission. Exceptions may be granted by the programme board in question. See also the Education planning and administration handbook, chapter 2.4.

Skinnskatteberg

Academic year 2020/2021

HT = Fall semester, VT = Spring semester


SMP 20/23:
HT 2020-08-31 - 2021-01-17
VT 2021-01-18 - 2021-06-13

SMP 19/22:
HT 2020-08-24 - 2021-01-17
VT 2021-01-18 - 2021-06-06

SMP 18/21:
HT 2020-08-31 - 2021-01-17
VT 2021-01-18 - 2021-06-06

Strömsholm

Academic year 2020/2021

No classes should be scheduled on the following dates:
- 31 August 2020 (applies to year 1 on all programmes. All other years should be free from compulsory activities)
- 30 October 2020 (day before All Saints' Day)
- 23–31 December 2020
- 14 May 2021 (day after Ascension Day)

Inaugural, honorary doctors' and docent lectures, career fairs, educational information and the SLU Thesis day should, as far as possible, be included in the course schedules.

Wednesday afternoons, 13.00 – 17.00, should normally be free from scheduled teaching, to enable e.g. board meetings, student information, teachers' meetings and student union commission. Exceptions may be granted by the programme board in question. See also the Education planning and administration handbook, chapter 2.4.

Umeå

As a rule, no classes should be scheduled for Wednesday afternoons in order to facilitate the planning of joint activities. A special permission from the programme director of studies is required. No classes during bank holidays.
When scheduling classes, course responsibles should make use of inaugural lectures, conferment ceremony lectures and lectures in connection with enterprise fairs.

Following dates are reserved for activities from 1 pm:

Autumn semester 2020:
16 september 13:00 - 16:00 Study information
28 October 13:00 - 16:00 Study information, independent projects (degree projects) in particular
4 November 13:00 – 16:00 Study information, exchange studies in particular
11 November 13:00 - 16:00 Enterprise fair arranged by the student union (SHS)
23 December Day before Christmas Eve

Spring semester 2021:
10 March 13:00 -16:00 Study information

Dates reserved for re-examination (courses within the Faculty of Forest Sciences):

Academic year 2020/2021:
- 7 oktober 2020 (re-exam date for courses in period 4 (academic year 19/20))
- 9 december (re-exam date for courses in period 1)
- 24 februari 2021 (re-exam date for courses in period 1 och 2)
- 28 april 2021 (re-exam date for courses in period 2 och 3)

Dates reserved for presentation of independent projects (degree projects) within the Faculty of Forest Sciences. Each department decides specific date for presentation:

Academic year 20/21:
- 26 October 2020
- 27 October 2020
- 29 October 2020
- 30 October 2020

- 11 January 2021
- 12 January 2021
- 14 January 2021
- 15 January 2021

- 18 March 2021
- 19 March 2021
- 22 March 2021
- 23 March 2021

- 31 May 2021
- 1 June 2021
- 3 June 2021
- 4 June 2021

Uppsala

Academic year 2020/2021

No classes should be scheduled on the following dates:
- 31 August 2020 (applies to year 1 on all programmes. All other years should be free from compulsory activities)
- 30 October 2020 (day before All Saints´ Day)
- 23–31 December 2020
- 30 April 2021
- 14 May 2021 (day after Ascension Day)

Inaugural, honorary doctors’ and docent lectures, career fairs, educational information and the SLU Thesis day should, as far as possible, be included in the course schedules.

Wednesday afternoons, 13.00 – 17.00, should normally be free from scheduled teaching, to enable e.g. board meetings, student information, teachers’ meetings and student union commission. Exceptions may be granted by the programme board in question. See also the Education planning and administration handbook, chapter 2.4.

Wången

Academic year 2020/2021

No classes should be scheduled on the following dates:
- 31 August 2020 (applies to year 1 on all programmes. All other years should be free from compulsory activities)
- 30 October 2020 (day before All Saints' Day)
- 23–31 December 2020
- 14 May 2021 (day after Ascension Day)

Inaugural, honorary doctors' and docent lectures, career fairs, educational information and the SLU Thesis day should, as far as possible, be included in the course schedules.

Wednesday afternoons, 13.00 – 17.00, should normally be free from scheduled teaching, to enable e.g. board meetings, student information, teachers' meetings and student union commission. Exceptions may be granted by the programme board in question. See also the Education planning and administration handbook, chapter 2.4.


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