Academic Calendar

Dorset College is open all year round. This allows its students to have ready access to its facilities and supports that enable them to succeed on their chosen programme. However, we also recognise that students have a life beyond their studies, and need details from us to be able to plan for their personal and professional lives.

To assist with this, Dorset College publishes an academic calendar for each academic year. This calendar contains all the important dates and milestones that are important for students and allows them ample time to plan for these. We also supplement this academic calendar with important dates specific to each education programme.


Semester Starts

Induction and Orientation Week

The official commencement of the 2018/2019 academic year. Undergraduate programmes start from this date, followed by programmes in Nursing, Montessori, Healthcare, Professional and Short Courses.


Bank Holiday

The College will not be open on this day due to the October Bank Holiday. No classes will take place on this day as a result.


Graduation 2018

The College joins together in celebration of the academic achievements of its most recent graduates, in what is the biggest day in the academic year.


Classes Finish

The First Semester Classes Finish.


Christmas and New Year Holiday Break

Christmas and New Year Holiday Break takes place from 17/12/18 to 13/01/19.


Semester 1 Starts

Induction and Orientation for January intake students.


Spring Semester Starts

 Spring Semester Starts.


Semester 2 Starts

Semester 2 Starts.