THE SEMESTER SYSTEM
The academic year is divided in two semesters (cuatrimestres). Most degrees offer semester-based courses and also some full-year, usually mandatory courses.
: 1st week of September to early February.
The official beginning of classes is usually around 5th September. Classes go through until the February exam session. First semester exams take place around middle January. The dates are different in each Faculty/School.
: early February to the end of June.
Second semester classes start around early February. Full-year courses that started in the first semester are resumed at the same time. Classes end in late May or early June. The month of June is entirely devoted to second-semester/full-year exams.
CHRISTMAS AND EASTER
students get around 2 weeks of holiday. Approximate dates are: 23 December-7/8 January
students get around 12 days of holiday, starting usually from the day before Maundy Thursday
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR
Virgen del Pilar (National Day)-Christopher Columbus? Day
All Saints Holiday
Saint Thomas of Acquino (Students and Teacher?s Day)
University of Burgos Holiday
Saint Joseph?s Day-Father?s Day (not a Public Holiday every year)
Castilla y Leon Holiday
Friday after Corpus Christi
Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Day (Burgos' saint patrons)