Full Term Dates for 2021-2022

2021/2022 Full Term
Michaelmas 2021 Tuesday 5 October - Friday 3 December
Lent 2022 Tuesday 18 January - Friday 18 March
Easter 2022 Tuesday 26 Apr - Friday 17 June

General Admission (Graduation):  Friday 1 July 2022 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:

2021/2022 NPR
Michaelmas 2021 Saturday 2 October - Saturday 11 December*
Lent 2022 Saturday 8 January - Saturday 19 March
Easter 2022 Saturday 16 April - Saturday 25 June

*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.