Diary of Key Dates

Student Calendar

For start and end dates of semesters and mid-semester breaks, students should check course and programme details on the Massey website as some programmes of study do not follow the dates given here. Selected individual programme dates are provided following the Diary of Key Dates.

2018

October 2018

1Course enrolment opens for 2019 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).
1Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2019.
1Final date for international student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
31Due date for all new international students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2019 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

November

1Final date for domestic student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
19Summer School commences.

December

10Final date for applications to Teaching programme selection.
14Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

2019

January 2019

3Reporting in Person for Summer School January-February classes if required.
3Summer School re-commences.
18Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester One or Double Semester 2019, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
25Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester One.**
25Final date for withdrawal of application for accommodation in University Halls of Residence (Manawatū and Wellington) without forfeit of deposit.

February

1Final date for applications to graduate at the Auckland ceremony.
5Final day of Summer School lectures.
7–8Study Break.
11Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2019, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
11–16Summer School examinations.
11Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester One and Double Semester courses.
16Summer School concludes.
18–22Campus and College pre-semester activities, including reporting in person and welcome sessions.
20Dispatch of Semester One and Double Semester distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
25Semester One and Double Semester commences.

March

1Final date for applications to graduate at Palmerston North and Wellington ceremonies.
1Final date for students to add a Semester One or Double Semester course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***
11Summer School results notified about this date.
15Final date for applications for Veterinary and Vet Tech programmes selection.
31Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester One and Double Semester courses.

April

1Final date for international student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
15-26Mid-Semester One break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops)..
16–18Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.
17Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Auckland.
18Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Auckland.
29Semester One resumes

May

1Final date for domestic student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection for Semester Two.
1Due date for all new international students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester Two 2019 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*
13–16Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.
16Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Palmerston North.
30-31Graduation, Wellington.
31Celebration to honour Māori and Pasifika graduates, Wellington.
31Final day of Semester One lectures.

June

4–7Study break.
10–22Semester One examinations.
17Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester Two 2019, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
17Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester Two.**
22Semester One concludes.
24 June–12 JulyMid-year break (Distance learning [extramural] campus courses).

July

1Due date for returning students to apply for course enrolment in Semester Two 2019, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
1Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester Two courses.
10Dispatch of Semester Two distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
11Semester One examination results notified about this date.
12Reporting in Person all campuses if required.
15Semester Two commences.
19Final date for students to add a Semester Two course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***
31Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester Two courses.

August

26 August–6 SeptemberMid-Semester Two break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops).

September

1Final date for applications to graduate at the Palmerston North November ceremony.
9Semester Two resumes.

October

1Course enrolment opens for 2019 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).
1Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2019.
18Final day of Semester Two lectures.
21–25Study break.
29 October–13 NovemberExaminations for Semester Two and Double Semester courses.
31Due date for all new International students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester One and Double Semester 2019 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*
31Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit for all applications for new students who intend to commence study in Summer School.**

November

1Due date for all new students to apply for admission for study commencing in Summer School 2019, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
4Course Guides normally available on Stream for Summer School courses.
6Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Summer School 2019, conditional on availability of remaining places.***
11Dispatch of Summer School distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
13Semester Two and Double Semester ends.
18Summer School commences.
22Final date for students to add a Summer School course online, conditional on availability of remaining places.***
29Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

December

6Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Summer School courses.
12 Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.
23Last day of Summer School lectures for 2019.

2020

January 2020

3Summer School resumes.

February

4Final day of Summer School lectures.
10–15Summer School Examinations.
15Summer School concludes.

Administrative Calendar and Statutory Holidays

NB: Dates provided below for Academic Board and University Council are tentative only and could be subject to change.

2018

October 2018

8Academic Committee meets.
17Academic Board meets.
22Labour Day.

November

1University Council meets
12Academic Committee meets.
21Academic Board meets.
30Graduation Palmerston North.

December

5University Council meets.
10Academic Committee meets.
21University closes at 5pm.

2019

January 2019

3University re-opens.
21Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatū campus and Wellington campus.
28Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Auckland campus.

February

6Waitangi Day.
11Academic Committee meets.
20Academic Board meets.

March

7University Council meets.
11Academic Committee meets.
11Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round One.
20Academic Board meets.

April

8Academic Committee meets.
15-26Mid-Semester One break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops)
17–26Conferences at the Manawatū campus.
17Academic Board meets.
16–18Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.
25ANZAC Day.

May

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round One.
2University Council meets.
6Academic Committee meets.
13–16Graduation – Palmerston North.
30-31Graduation – Wellington.

June

3Queen’s Birthday observance.
10Academic Committee meets; final date for considering changes to the 2019 University Calendar.
19Academic Board meets.
24 June–12 JulyConferences at the Manawatū campus.

July

4University Council meets.
8Academic Committee meets.
17Academic Board meets.

August

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round Two.
12Academic Committee meets.
21Academic Board meets.
26 August–6 SeptemberConferences at the Manawatū campus.

September

5University Council meets.
9Academic Committee meets.
18Academic Board meets.
27University Council meets

October

14Academic Committee meets.
16Academic Board meets.
28Labour Day.

November

7University Council meets.
11Academic Committee meets.
20Academic Board meets.
29Graduation – Palmerston North.

December

5University Council meets.
9Academic Committee meets.
23University closes at 5pm.

2020

January 2020

3University re-opens.
20Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatū campus and Wellington campus.
27Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Auckland campus.

February

6Waitangi Day.

*  Applications will be accepted after the due date; however, that may mean students cannot be accepted into their preferred courses in the next Semester.

** Applications will be accepted after the due date; however, they may not be processed in time for Semester start.

*** Applications can be made after this date but will require Academic approval.

2019 Semester Dates for Specified Programmes

  University Wide Institute of Education School of Māori Knowledge
(Te Aho Tātairangi)
School of Aviation
(Bachelor of Aviation – Air Transport Pilot)
PGDip Educational Psychology (Internship)  PGDip/ PGCert/ Master of Specialist Teaching
Master of Counselling Studies (no mid-semester or mid-year breaks)
Graduate Diploma of Teaching
(Primary) (Secondary) (ECE)

Master Teaching & Learning
Orientation/pre-semester activities 18-22 February       27 January
(new intake – Pohiri)
22 January
New Intake
Orientation (compulsory)
Semester One Begins  25 Feb 29 Jan 11 Feb 22 January (Sec & Prim – Manawatū)
21 January (ECE & Prim – Auckland)
22 January (MT&L)
28 January 7 January -returning students
22 January – new students
Mid Semester One Break (incl Easter) 15-26 Apr 15-26 Apr 15-26 Apr
No Break (Master of Counselling Studies)
15 Apr – 26 Apr (ECE)
15 Apr – 26 Apr (Prim, Sec & MTL)
15-26 April Good Friday 19 April – Tuesday 23 April incl
Semester One Ends 22 June 22 June 22 June
Continuous (Master of Counselling Studies)
28 June 21 June 28 June
Mid Year Break 24 Jun–12 Jul 24 Jun–12 Jul 22-28 June
No Break (Master of Counselling Studies)
1–12 Jul 24 Jun–12 Jul 1-12 July (one week per two cohorts)
Orientation/pre-semester activities           8 July:
New Intake
Orientation (compulsory)
Semester Two Begins 15 July 15 July 1 July 15 Jul 15 July 15 July – returning students
Mid Semester Two Break 26 Aug-6 Sep 26 Aug-6 Sep 26 Aug-6 Sep
No Break (Master of Counselling Studies)
30 Sept – 4 Oct
(ECE)

30 Sep–11 Oct
(Prim, Sec & MTL)
26 Aug-6 Sep To be confirmed
Semester Two Ends 13 Nov 15 Nov 17 Nov 13 Nov
GradDipTchg (Secondary) & (ECE)

30 Nov (Prim & MTL)
GradDipTchg
(Primary)
13 Nov 20 Dec

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