Diary of Key Dates

Student Calendar

For start and end dates of semesters and mid-semester breaks, students should check paper and course 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.

2015

October 2015

1Enrolment into papers opens for 2016 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 2016.
 Final date for International student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.

November

1Final date for Domestic student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
16Summer School commences.

December

2Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications for new students who intend to commence study in Semester One.*
 Final date for applications to Teaching programme selection.
10Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

2016

January 2016

5Reporting in Person for Summer School January-February classes if required.
5Summer School re-commences.
15Due date for new students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2016.
20Due date for returning domestic students to apply for enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2016.
 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications for returning domestic students who intend to study in Semester One.*
31Final 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.
9Final day of Summer School lectures.
10-12Study Break.
15-20Summer School examinations.
15Paper Guides normally available on Stream for Semester One and Double Semester papers.
17Due date for returning International students to apply for enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2016*
 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications for returning International students who intend to study in Semester One.*
20Summer School concludes.
22-26Campus and College pre-semester activities, including reporting in person and welcome sessions.
24Due date for students who are already enrolled in 2016 to add a Semester One paper in distance (extramural) or block mode conditional on availability of remaining places.
24Dispatch of Semester One and Double Semester distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
29Semester One and Double Semester commences.

March

1Final date for applications to graduate at Palmerston North and Wellington ceremonies.
4Due date for students who are already enrolled in 2016 to add a Semester One or Double Semester paper in Internal mode conditional on availability of remaining places.
7Summer School results notified about this date.
25 March-8 AprilMid-Semester One break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact courses).
31Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester One and Double Semester papers.

April

1Final date for International student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
11Semester One resumes.
19-22Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.
TBCCelebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Auckland.
TBCCelebration to honour Māori graduates, Auckland.

May

1Final date for Domestic student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
1Final date for applications for Veterinary programmes selection.
1Due date for all new International students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester Two 2016 conditional upon availability of remaining places.
 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/ Cross Credit applications for new International students who intend to commence study in Semester Two.*
9-11Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.
TBCCelebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Palmerston North.
12Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Palmerston North.
26-27 Graduation, Wellington.
27Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Wellington.
27Celebration to honour Māori and Pasifika graduates, Wellington.

June

3Final day of Semester One lectures.
7-10Study break.
13-25Semester One examinations.
25Semester One concludes.
27 June-15 JulyMid-year break (Distance learning (extramural) campus courses).
29Due date for all new Domestic students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester Two 2016, conditional on availability of remaining places.
 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/ Cross Credit applications for new Domestic students who intend to commence study in Semester Two.*
29Paper Guides normally available on Stream for Semester Two papers.

July

6Due date for returning domestic and international students to apply for enrolment in Semester Two 2016, conditional on availability of remaining places.
 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications for returning students who intend to study in Semester Two.*
13Due date for students who are already enrolled in 2016 to add a Semester Two paper in distance (extramural) or block mode conditional on availability of remaining places.
13Dispatch of Semester Two distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
14Semester One examination results notified about this date.
15Reporting in Person all campuses If required.
18Semester Two commences.
22Due date for students who are already enrolled in 2016 to add a Semester Two paper in internal mode conditional on availability of remaining places.
31Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester Two papers.

August

29 August-9 SeptemberMid-Semester Two break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact courses).

September

1Final date for applications to graduate at the Palmerston North November ceremony.
12Semester Two resumes.

October

1Enrolment into papers opens for 2017 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 2017.
21Final day of Semester Two lectures.
25-28Study break.
31 October-16 NovemberExaminations for Semester Two and Double Semester papers.

November

2Due date for all new students to apply for admission in Summer School 2016, conditional on availability of remaining places.
 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit for all applications for new students who intend to commence study in Summer School.*
7Paper Guides normally available on Stream for Summer School papers.
9Due date for returning domestic and international students to apply for enrolment in Summer School 2016, conditional on availability of remaining places.
 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications for returning students who intend to study in Summer School.*
14Dispatch of Summer School distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
16Semester Two ends.
 Due date for students who are already enrolled in 2016 to add a Summer School paper in distance (extramural) or block mode conditional on availability of remaining places.
21Summer School commences.
25Due date for students who are already enrolled in 2016 to add a Summer School paper in Internal mode.
25Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

December

9Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Summer School papers.
15 Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.
22Last day of Summer School lectures for 2016.

2017

January 2017

4Summer School resumes.

February

7Final day of Summer School lectures.
13-18Summer School Examinations.
18Summer School concludes.

2016 Semester Dates for Specified Programmes

University Wide

Institute of Education

School of Māori Art, Knowledge and Education.

School of Aviation

Semester Dates

PGDip Educational Psychology (Internship)

Master of Counselling Studies

PGDip/ PGCert & Master of Specialist Teaching

BEd(Tchg) Early Years & Primary/ DipEdStuds

Graduate Diploma of Teaching

(Primary) (Secondary) (ECE)

Master Teaching & Learning

Te Aho Tātairangi

Bachelor of

Aviation

(Air Transport Pilot)

Semester One Begins

29 Feb

PGDipEd Psych 1 Feb

MCounsStuds 15 Feb

15 Feb

1 Feb

26 January

except

GradDipTchg (ECE) 25 Jan

25 Jan

Returning Students

11 Jan

New Intake

(Pohiri compulsory)

24 Jan

New Intake

Orientation (compulsory)

20 Jan

Mid Semester One Break (incl Easter)

24 Mar-8 Apr

24 Mar-8 Apr

24 Mar-8 Apr

24 Mar-8 Apr

11-22 April

11-22 April

Good Friday 25 Mar-

Tuesday 29 Mar

Semester One Ends

25 Jun

25 Jun

25 Jun

25 Jun

1 Jul

24 Jun

To be confirmed

Mid Year Break

27 Jun-15 Jul

27 Jun-15 Jul

27 Jun-4 Jul

27 Jun-8 Jul

4-15 Jul

27 Jun-8 Jul

To be confirmed

Semester Two Begins

18 July

18 July

4 July

11 Jul

18 Jul

11 July

Returning Students

11 Jul

New Intake

Orientation (compulsory)

8 Jul

Mid Semester Two Break

29 Aug-9 Sep

29 Aug-9 Sep

29 Aug-9 Sep

3-7 Oct

26 Sep-7 Oct

except

GradDipTchg (ECE)

3-7 Oct

26-30 Sept

To be confirmed

Semester Two Ends

16 Nov

16 Nov

16 Nov

16 Nov

GradDipTchg (Secondary) & (ECE)

16 Nov

GradDipTchg

(Primary)

2 Dec

MTchgLn

9 Dec

16 Nov

16 Dec

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

Administrative Calendar and Statutory Holidays

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

2015

December 2015

4University Council meets.
14Academic Committee meets.
23University closes at 5pm.

2016

January 2016

5University re-opens.
25Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatu campus and Wellington campus.

February

1Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Albany campus.
6Waitangi Day.
8Waitangi Day Observance.
9Academic Committee meets.
17Academic Board meets.

March

4University Council meets.
7Academic Committee meets.
 Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round One.
16Academic Board meets.
25-29Easter break.

April

11Academic Committee meets
8-17Conferences at the Manawatu campus.
20Academic Board meets.
21-24 Graduation - Auckland.

May

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round One.
6University Council meets.
2Academic Committee meets.
9-11Graduation - Palmerston North.
26-27Graduation - Wellington.

June

6Queen’s Birthday observance.
7Academic Committee meets; final date for considering changes to the 2017 University Calendar.
15Academic Board meets.
27 June-15 JulyConferences at the Manawatu campus.

July

11Academic Committee meets.
 Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round Two
20Academic Board meets.

August

5University Council meets.
8Academic Committee meets.
17Academic Board meets.
29 August-9 SeptemberConferences at the Manawatu campus.

September

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round Two.
12Academic Committee meets.

October

10Academic Committee meets.
19Academic Board meets.
24Labour Day.
28 University Council meets.

November

7Academic Committee meets.
16Academic Board meets.
25Graduation - Palmerston North.

December

2University Council meets.
12Academic Committee meets.
22University closes at 5pm.

2017

January 2017

4University re-opens.
23Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatu campus and Wellington campus.
30Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Albany campus

February

6Waitangi Day.

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