Full Term Dates for 2019-20

2019/2020 Full Term
Michaelmas 2019 Tue 8 Oct - Fri 6 Dec
Lent 2020 Tue 14 Jan - Fri 13 Mar
Easter 2020 Tue 21 Apr - Fri 12 Jun

General Admission (Graduation):  Fri 26 June 2020

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 and return an application form 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:

2019/2020 NPR
Michaelmas 2019 Sat 05 Oct - Sat 14 Dec 2019*
Lent 2020 Sat 04 Jan - Sat 14 Mar 2020
Easter 2020 Sat 11 Apr - Sat 20 Jun 2020
2020/2021 NPR
Michaelmas 2020 Sat 03 Oct - Sat 12 Dec 2020*
Lent 2021 Sat 09 Jan - Sat 20 Mar 2021
Easter 2021 Sat 17 Apr - Sat 26 Jun 2021

*  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.