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.

2016

October 2016

1 Course enrolment opens for 2017 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).

1 Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2017.

1 Final date for International student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.

31 Due date for all new International students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2017 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

November

1 Final date for Domestic student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.

21 Summer School commences.

December

7 Final date for applications to Teaching programme selection.

15 Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

2017

January 2017

4 Reporting in Person for Summer School January-February classes if required.

4 Summer School re-commences.

27 Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester One or Double Semester 2017, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

27 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester One.**

31 Final date for withdrawal of application for accommodation in University Halls of Residence (Manawatū and Wellington) without forfeit of deposit.

February

1 Final date for applications to graduate at the Auckland ceremony.

7 Final day of Summer School lectures.

8-10 Study Break.

10 Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2017, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

13-18 Summer School examinations.

13 Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester One and Double Semester courses.

18 Summer School concludes.

20-24 Campus and College pre-semester activities, including reporting in person and welcome sessions.

22 Dispatch of Semester One and Double Semester distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.

27 Semester One and Double Semester commences.

March

1 Final date for applications to graduate at Palmerston North and Wellington ceremonies.

3 Final date for students to add a Semester One or Double Semester course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***

13 Summer School results notified about this date.

31 Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester One and Double Semester courses.

April

1 Final date for International student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.

10-21 Mid-Semester One break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) Contact Workshops).

24 Semester One resumes

26-28 Graduation ceremonies, Auckland

26 Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Auckland.

27 Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Auckland.

May

1 Final date for Domestic student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection for Semester Two

1 Final date for applications for Veterinary programmes selection.

1 Due date for all new International students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester Two 2017 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

8-11 Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

11 Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Palmerston North.

11 Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Palmerston North.

25 Graduation, Wellington.

26 Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Wellington.

26 Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Wellington.

June

2 Final day of Semester One lectures.

6-9 Study break.

12-24 Semester One examinations.

16 Due date for Domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester Two 2017, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

16 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/ Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester Two.**

24 Semester One concludes.

26 June-14 July Mid-year break (Distance learning (extramural) campus courses).

30 Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Semester Two 2017, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

July

3 Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester Two courses.

11 Semester One examination results notified about this date.

12 Dispatch of Semester Two distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.

14 Reporting in Person all campuses if required.

17 Semester Two commences.

21 Final date for students to add a Semester Two course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***

31 Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester Two courses.

August

28 August-8 September
Mid-Semester Two break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) Contact Workshops).

September

1 Final date for applications to graduate at the Palmerston North November ceremony.

11 Semester Two resumes.

October

1 Course enrolment opens for 2018 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).

1 Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2018.

20 Final day of Semester Two lectures.

24-27 Study break.

30 October-15 November
Examinations for Semester Two and Double Semester courses.

31 Due date for all new International students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester One and Double Semester 2018 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

November

1 Due date for all new students to apply for admission for study commencing in Summer School 2017, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

1 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit for all applications for new students who intend to commence study in Summer School.**

6 Course Guides normally available on Stream for Summer School courses.

8 Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Summer School 2017, conditional on availability of remaining places***.

13 Dispatch of Summer School distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.

15 Semester Two ends.

20 Summer School commences.

24 Final date for students to add a Summer School course online, conditional on availability of remaining places***.

24 Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

December

8 Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Summer School courses.

12 Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

21 Last day of Summer School lectures for 2017.

2018

January 2018

3 Summer School resumes.

February

5 Final day of Summer School lectures.

12-17 Summer School Examinations.

17 Summer School concludes.

* 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.

2017 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 and Master of Specialist Teaching

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary), (Secondary), (ECE)

Master Teaching and Learning

Te Aho Tātairangi

Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot)

Semester One Begins 

27 Feb

PGDipEd Psych 30 Jan

MCounsStuds
13 Feb

13 Feb

24 January except
GradDipTchg (Primary):
Albany 23 Jan

23 Jan
New Intake
(Pohiri compulsory)
22 Jan

Returning Students
9 Jan

New Intake Orientation (compulsory)
20 Jan

Mid Semester One Break (incl Easter)

10–21 Apr

10–21 Apr

10–21 Apr

10–21 Apr

10-21 Apr

Good Friday 14 Apr - Tuesday 18 Apr

Semester One Ends

24 June

24 June

25 June

30 June

24 June

30 June

Mid Year Break

26 June–14 July

26 June–14 July

26 June–3 July

1–14 July

26 June–14 July

1-14 July

Semester Two Begins

17 July

17 July

3 July

17 July

17 July

Returning Students
17 July

New Intake
Orientation (compulsory)
10 July

Mid Semester Two Break

28 Aug-8 Sep

28 Aug-8 Sep

28 Aug-8 Sep

29 Sep–13 Oct

except GradDipTchg (ECE):
9–13 Oct

28 Aug-8 Sep

28 Aug-8 Sep

Semester Two Ends

15 Nov

15 Nov

15 Nov

GradDipTchg (Secondary) and (ECE): 15 Nov

GradDipTchg (Primary):
1 Dec

MTchgLn: 8 Dec

15 Nov

22 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.

2016

October 2016

7 University Council meets

10 Academic Committee meets

19 Academic Board meets

24 Labour Day

November

7 Academic Committee meets

16 Academic Board meets

25 Graduation Palmerston North

December

4 University Council meets.

12 Academic Committee meets.

22 University closes at 5pm.

2017

January 2017

4 University re-opens.

23 Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatū campus and Wellington campus.

30 Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Auckland campus.

February

6 Waitangi Day.

7 Academic Committee meets.

15 Academic Board meets.

March

3 University Council meets.

6 Academic Committee meets.

6 Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round One.

15 Academic Board meets.

April

10 Academic Committee meets

19-28 Conferences at the Manawatū campus.

14-18 Easter Break

19 Academic Board meets.

25 ANZAC Day

26-28 Graduation ceremonies, Auckland

May

1 Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round One.

5 University Council meets.

8 Academic Committee meets.

8-11 Graduation - Palmerston North.

25 Graduation - Wellington.

June

5 Queen's Birthday observance.

12 Academic Committee meets; final date for considering changes to the 2017 University Calendar.

21 Academic Board meets.

26 June-14 July Conferences at the Manawatū campus.

July

7 University Council meets

10 Academic Committee meets.

10 Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round Two

19 Academic Board meets.

August

7 Academic Committee meets.

16 Academic Board meets.

28 August-8 September
Conferences at the Manawatū campus.

September

1 Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round Two.

11 Academic Committee meets.

29 University Council meets

October

9 Academic Committee meets.

18 Academic Board meets.

23 Labour Day.

November

6 Academic Committee meets.

15 Academic Board meets.

24 Graduation - Palmerston North.

December

1 University Council meets.

11 Academic Committee meets.

21 University closes at 5pm.

2018

January 2018

3 University re-opens.

22 Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatū campus and Wellington campus.

29 Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Albany campus

February

6 Waitangi 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.

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