In the beating heart of Granada lies a vast academic realm full of crucial dates that students should follow closely. The inauguration of the first semester marks the beginning of an exciting odyssey of intellectual exploration and discovery for the most enthusiastic students. As the semester progresses, students must summon their unwavering tenacity, stamina and grit to navigate the labyrinthine web of midterms, assignments and events.
Fortunately, we have meticulously crafted a comprehensive calendar that catalogues all the critical dates for Grenada students. From the intricate matrix of academic activities and deadlines spread throughout the semester, to the grand finale of the semester, where students showcase their knowledge and expertise through the gruelling exam season.
At the beginning of the second semester, students have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and delve into new subjects, as well as increase their intellectual prowess. This period also offers students the opportunity to turn the page and put the mistakes of the previous semester behind them.
However, the academic calendar does not end with the end of the semester, as students must also be aware of the various breaks and holidays that punctuate the academic year. These periods of respite, from the frigid winter break to the mild summer holiday, are indispensable for students to rejuvenate and recharge their batteries.
But that's not all. The city of Granada also hosts numerous festivals and cultural events, such as the Feria de Abril and the International Festival of Music and Dance, which allow students to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant culture and connect with fellow students.
In short, students in Grenada must deftly balance a spectrum of significant dates and events throughout the academic year. Fortunately, our meticulously crafted calendar ensures that students stay organised and on top of their game, so they can enjoy every moment of their academic journey. What are you waiting for? Get excited and explore the wonders of Granada.
Calendar of Important Dates
Beginning of the academic year: 1 September. The start of the course varies slightly each year, depending on the academic calendar. On the first day of the course, students usually attend a welcome ceremony and receive information about the activities and services available at the university.
Granada Fair: usually takes place in the first fortnight of September. The Feria de Granada is one of the most important festivals in the city, and for a week there are concerts, cultural and sporting activities, as well as a fair with rides and food and drink stalls.
Columbus Day: 12 October (bank holidays). Columbus Day is a bank holiday in Spain commemorating the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America in 1492. In Granada, a civic procession is usually held with the participation of civil and military authorities.
All Saints' Day: 1 November (bank holidays). All Saints' Day is a religious holiday on which the dead are remembered. In Granada, many students take advantage of this day to visit the Cemetery of San José, one of the oldest cemeteries in Spain and a place of great historical and artistic value.
International Week of Science and Peace: is held in November, although the exact date varies from year to year. The International Week of Science and Peace is an event organised by the University of Granada that aims to encourage reflection and debate on scientific advances and their impact on society and the environment.
Examination period for the December exams: usually takes place in mid/late December. During this period, students have the opportunity to sit for exams in the subjects corresponding to the first assessment. This is a time of great academic intensity and it is important to plan well for study and exam preparation.
Christmas holidays: between the second half of December and the first half of January. After the December exams, students have a holiday period to rest and enjoy Christmas with their families and friends.
Epiphany: 6 January (bank holidays). Three Kings Day is a deeply rooted holiday in Spanish culture, celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem. In Granada, a parade is held in which the Three Wise Men hand out sweets and gifts to the children.
Granada Carnival: usually takes place in February, although the exact date varies from year to year. The Granada Carnival is a popular festival in which participants dress up in costume and parade through the streets of the city to the rhythm of music. It is an opportunity to have fun and socialise with friends and fellow university students.
Andalusia Day: 28 February (regional holiday). The Day of Andalusia is a regional holiday commemorating the 1980 referendum in which the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia was approved. In Granada, it is celebrated with cultural and sporting activities.
Examination period for the June session: usually takes place at the end of May/beginning of June. During this period, students have the opportunity to sit the exams for the second assessment. This is a time of great academic importance and it is essential to plan well for study and exam preparation.
Corpus Christi: varies each year, usually in June. Corpus Christi is a religious festivity in which the Eucharist is celebrated in honour of the body and blood of Christ. In Granada, it is celebrated with a procession in which the Monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament is carried through the streets of the city.
International Festival of Music and Dance of Granada: usually takes place in June/July. The Granada International Music and Dance Festival is one of the most important cultural events in the city, with the participation of internationally renowned artists in various artistic disciplines.
Corpus Christi Fair: usually takes place in June/July. The Corpus Christi Fair is one of the most important fairs in Granada, with a procession and a fair with attractions and food and drink stalls.
Examination period for the September examsThe exam period: usually takes place at the beginning of September. During this period, students have the opportunity to take the exams corresponding to the September exams, in which they make up for the subjects they have failed.
Water Festival: usually takes place in September. The Water Festival is a popular celebration in which participants get wet and refresh themselves with water, in a festive and joyful atmosphere that marks the end of summer.
End of the academic year: varies from year to year, depending on the academic calendar. At the end of the academic year, students usually celebrate the end of classes and the beginning of the summer holidays with farewell parties and activities.