At Oxford, the three terms which make up the academic year are called Michaelmas (autumn), Hilary (spring) and Trinity (summer). Each is a period of eight weeks known as full term. The College assembles on the Wednesday immediately before the first day of full term (Wednesday of 0th week).
The dates of term for the academic year 2017/2018 are:
Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Saturday 2nd December 2017
Wednesday 10th January 2018 – Saturday 10th March 2018
Wednesday 18th April 2018 – Saturday 16th June 2018
The Thursday and Fridays of 0th week each term are always reserved for interviews with Tutors and Lecturers and for College examinations called Collections.
During the first week of the academic year, Freshers will need to attend meetings and interviews with the Principal, Tutors, Librarians and Academic Administrator.
All students are required to register online at the start of each academic year. By registering they agree to abide by the College regulations.
N.B. Some first-year undergraduate and some graduate examinations are held out of term. Do not book flights or journeys home until you have checked dates with your tutors. You can find details of provisional examination dates at http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/exams/timetables/.