Full Term Dates for 2020-2021

2020/2021 Full Term
Michaelmas 2020 Tuesday 6 October - Friday 4 December
Lent 2021 Tuesday 19 January - Friday 19 March
Easter 2021 Tuesday 27 Apr - Friday 18 June

General Admission (Graduation):  TBC

Term dates and calendars are available from the University website or the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge. 

Normal Periods of Residence

Downing College operates a system of Normal Periods of Residence (NPR) which allows students to be in residence for a few days at either end of Full Term.

Junior Members wishing to apply for accommodation outside the Normal Periods of Residence (NPR) should complete an application online no fewer than two weeks prior to the first date of requested residence.  Apply for residence outside NPR on our Student Forms portal. 

For NPR dates, please see below:

2020/2021 NPR
Michaelmas 2020 Saturday 03 October - Saturday 12 December 2020*
Lent 2021 Saturday 09 January - Saturday 14 March 2021
Easter 2021 Saturday 17 April - Saturday 26 June 2021
2021/2022 NPR
Michaelmas 2021 TBC
Lent 2022 TBC
Easter 2022 TBC

*Please check your room agreement to verify the date you need to vacate your room by in Michaelmas, as for some buildings in College NPR ends a week earlier.  If in doubt, please contact the Accommodation Officer.