Term Dates 2020-2021Academic Calendar 2020-2021Term Dates 2021-2022Academic Calendar 2021-2022Absence Reporting LineSnow and Severe Weather Information
|Autumn||Wednesday 2nd September – Friday 23rd October 2020|
Half Term: Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October 2020
Monday 2nd November – Friday 18th December 2020
|Spring||Monday 4th January – Friday 12th February 2021|
Half Term: Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February 2021
Monday 23rd February – Friday 26th March 2021
|Summer||Monday 12th April – Tuesday, 22nd June 2021|
Please note that the College is closed on Bank Holidays
|Autumn||Wednesday 1st September – Friday 22nd October 2021*|
Half Term: Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021
Monday 1st November – Friday 17th December 2021
|Spring||Tuesday 4th January – Friday 11th February 2022*|
Half Term: Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February 2022
Tuesday 22nd February – Friday 1st April 2022
|Summer||Tuesday 19th April – Friday 1st July 2022|
Please note there is no half-term break in the Summer Term
Please note that the College is closed on Bank Holidays.
*Learning and Teaching Development Days (non-student days): 3/9/21, 22/10/21 and 1/2/22
University Centre Colchester Term Dates 2021 – 2022:
|Semester 1||Registration and Induction: Friday 17th September 2021|
Semester 1 start: Monday 20th September – Friday 14th January 2022
Reading Week: Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021
Christmas Break: Monday 20th December – Friday 31st December 2021
Semester 1 restart: Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations:
Monday 3rd January – Friday 14th January 2022
Monday 17th January – Friday 28th January 2022
|Semester 2||Semester 2 start: Monday 31st January – Friday 1st April 2022|
Reading Week: Monday 14th February – Friday 18th February 2022
Easter Break: Monday 4th April – Friday 15th April 2022
Semester 2 restart: Monday 19th April – Friday 27th May 2022
Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations: Monday 16th May – Friday 27th May 2022
Absences can be reported using our new online reporting form. Simply click on the button below and enter your details.
Please try to ensure that you make your report your before 9am on the day of your absence.
Please note: Students need to notify their tutor directly for lateness notifications.
The gates for the College Campuses are opened from 6am, with classrooms and facilities opening at their stated times.
For information on Library Opening Times please click here.
Reception and Switchboard
Reception and Switchboard: 8.30am – 6.30pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday term-time and 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday non term-time
Course enquiry Line: 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30pm – 4.30pm Friday all year.
To search for a number, please use our Telephone Directory.
In the event of Severe Weather Conditions.
The Snow Closure Process
As part of our Bad Weather Communication Process Senior Managers will review the position as early as possible if we are considering a closure. The official decision to close is ultimately taken by our Principal and Vice-Principals.
Our campuses will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:
- Insufficient first aid trained and fully qualified staff are able to travel in and ensure the safe running of the campus.
- Conditions on site are considered too dangerous for the safety of students and staff.
- Conditions are considered to be, or are expected to become too hazardous to travel later in the day.
If any of our sites are to close, a decision will be made by 6:45am and the following will apply:
- Pop-up information will display on the college website and updates will be posted on social media using Facebook and Twitter. Please check for updates before starting your journey to college
- A message will be placed on the main telephone switchboard informing of the decision to close any of our campuses. (01206 712000)
Use of social media (Facebook and Twitter)
The official Colchester Institute Facebook and Twitter social media accounts will post announcements and updates as necessary. An automated response will be scheduled to answer any private messages regarding snow closure.