Term Dates, Term Times & Absence Reporting

Term Dates 2022-2023Academic Calendar 2022-2023Absence Reporting LineSnow and Severe Weather Information
AutumnTuesday 6th September* – Friday 21st October 2022*

Students return on Wednesday 7th September 2022

Half Term: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2022

Monday 31st October – Friday 16th December 2022

SpringTuesday 3rd January* – Friday 10th February 2023*

Students return on Wednesday 4th January 2023

Half Term: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2023

Monday 20th February – Friday 31st March 2023

Easter Break: Monday 3rd April – Friday 14th April 2023

SummerMonday 17th April – Friday 30th June 2023

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): 06/09/22, 21/10/22, 03/01/23 and 01/02/23

University Centre Colchester Term Dates 2022 – 2023:

Semester 1Registration and Induction: Thursday 15th September 2022

Semester 1: Monday 19th September – Friday 13th January 2023

Reading Week: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October 2022

Christmas Break: Monday 19th December – Friday 30th December 2022

Semester 1 restart: Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations:

Wednesday 4th January – Friday 13th January 2023

Inter-Semester Break/Marking:

Monday 16th January – Friday 27th January 2023

Semester 2Semester 2: Monday 30th January – Friday 31st March 2023

Reading Week: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February 2023

Easter Break: Monday 3rd April – Friday 14th April 2023

Semester 2 restart: Monday 17th April – Friday 12th May 2023

Assessment/Tutorials/Examinations: Monday 15th May – Friday 26th May 2023

Semester 2 ends: Friday 26th May 2023

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

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.

Absence Line – Online Reporting
Other Enquiries

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

Effective from 23rd May 2022, our opening times can be found below:
Monday   8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday        8:30am – 6:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday           8:30am-4:30pm

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.