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.

2019

October 2019

1Course enrolment opens for 2020 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 2020.
1Final date for international student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
31Due date for all new international students to apply for admission in Semester One or Double Semester 2020 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

November

1Final date for domestic student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
18Summer School commences.

December

10Final date for applications to Teaching programme selection.
12Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

2020

January 2020

3Reporting in Person for Summer School January-February classes if required.
3Summer School re-commences.
24Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester One or Double Semester 2020, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
24Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester One.**
24Final 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.
4Final day of Summer School lectures.
5–7Study Break.
10Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2020, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
10-15Summer School examinations.
10Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester One and Double Semester courses.
15Summer School concludes.
17–21Campus and College pre-semester activities, including reporting in person and welcome sessions.
19Dispatch of Semester One and Double Semester distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
24Semester One and Double Semester commences.
28Final date for students to add a Semester One or Double Semester course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***

March

1Final date for applications to graduate at Palmerston North and Wellington ceremonies.
9Summer 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.
6-17Mid-Semester One break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops).
21–23Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.
17Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Auckland.
18Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Auckland.
20Semester 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 in Semester Two 2020 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*
11–14Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.
16Celebrations to honour Maori and Pasifika graduates, Palmerston North.
28-29Graduation, Wellington.
29Celebrations to honour Māori and Pasifika graduates, Wellington.
29Final day of Semester One lectures.

June

2–5Study break.
8–20Semester One examinations.
15Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester Two 2020, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
15Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester Two.**
20Semester One concludes.
22 June–10 JulyMid-year break (Distance learning [extramural] campus courses).
29Due date for returning students to apply for course enrolment in Semester Two 2020, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

July

1Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester Two courses.
8Dispatch of Semester Two distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
9Semester One examination results notified about this date.
10Reporting in Person all campuses if required.
13Semester Two commences.
17Final 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

24 August–4 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.
7Semester Two resumes.

October

1Course enrolment opens for 2020 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 2020.
16Final day of Semester Two lectures.
19–23Study break.
27 October–9 NovemberExaminations for Semester Two and Double Semester courses.
30Due date for all new students to apply for admission for study commencing in Summer School 2020, conditional on availability of remaining places.
Examinations for Semester Two and Double Semester courses.
30Due date for all new International students to apply for admission in Semester One and Double Semester 2020 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*
30Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit for all applications for new students who intend to commence study in Summer School.**

November

4Course Guides normally available on Stream for Summer School courses.
4Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Summer School 2020, conditional on availability of remaining places.***
9Dispatch of Summer School distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
11Semester Two and Double Semester ends.
16Summer School commences.
20Final date for students to add a Summer School course online, conditional on availability of remaining places.***
27Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

December

4Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Summer School courses.
10 Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.
23Last day of Summer School lectures for 2020.

2021

January 2021

5Summer School resumes.

February

2Final day of Summer School lectures.
9-13Summer School Examinations.
13Summer 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.

Administrative Calendar and Statutory Holidays

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

2019

October 2019

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

November

7University Council meets
11Academic Committee meets.
20Academic Board meets.
30Graduation 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.
10Academic Committee meets.
26Academic Board meets.

March

5University Council meets.
9Academic Committee meets.
9Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round One.
25Academic Board meets.

April

6Academic Committee meets.
6-17Mid-Semester One break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops)
17–26Conferences at the Manawatū campus.
22Academic Board meets.
21–23Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.
25ANZAC Day (observed 27 April).

May

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round One.
7University Council meets.
4Academic Committee meets.
27Academic Board meets
11–14Graduation – Palmerston North.
28-29Graduation – Wellington.

June

1Queen’s Birthday observance.
8Academic Committee meets; final date for considering changes to the 2020 University Calendar.
24Academic Board meets.
24 June–12July Conferences at the Manawatū campus.

July

2University Council meets.
13Academic Committee meets.
22Academic Board meets.

August

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round Two.
10Academic Committee meets.
26Academic Board meets.
26 August–6 SeptemberConferences at the Manawatū campus.

September

3University Council meets.
7Academic Committee meets.
23Academic Board meets.
27University Council meets

October

12Academic Committee meets.
28Academic Board meets.
26Labour Day.

November

5University Council meets.
9Academic Committee meets.
25Academic Board meets.
27Graduation – Palmerston North.

December

3University Council meets.
14Academic Committee meets.
23University closes at 5pm.

2021

January 2021

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

February

1Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Auckland campus.
6Waitangi Day.

2020 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 17-21 February 26 January
(new intake – Pohiri)
21 January
New Intake
Orientation (compulsory)
Semester One Begins  24 Feb 24 Feb 10 Feb 27 January (ECE, Sec & Prim - Mana)
28 January (Prim - Albany)
27 January 13 January -returning students
21 January – new students, as above
Mid Semester One Break (incl Easter) 6-17 Apr 13-24 Apr 13-24 Apr
No Break (PGDip/ PGCert & Master of Counselling Studies)
13 Apr - 24 Apr (ECE, PRIM & SEC) 13-24 April Good Friday 10 April – Tuesday 14 April incl
Semester One Ends 20 June 19 June 19 June
No Break (Master of Counselling Studies)
26 June (ECE), 3 Jul (Prim & Sec) 26 June 26 June
Mid Year Break 22 Jun–10 Jul 22 Jun–10 Jul 22-26 June
No Break (Master of Counselling Studies)
29 Jun - 10 Jul (ECE), 6 Jul - 17 Jul (Prim & Sec) 29 Jun–10 Jul 29 June-10 July (one week per two cohorts)
Orientation/pre-semester activities 6 July:
New Intake
Orientation (compulsory)
Semester Two Begins 13 July 13 July 29 June 13 Jul (ECE), 20 Jul (Prim & Sec) 13 July 13 July – returning students
Mid Semester Two Break 24 Aug-4 Sep 24 Aug-4 Sep 24 Aug-4 Sep
No Break (PGDip/ PGCert & Master of Counselling Studies)
28 Sept - 2 Oct
(ECE)

28 Sept - 9 Oct (Prim & Sec)
28 Sep-2 Oct To be confirmed
Semester Two Ends 11 Nov 15 Nov 15 Nov

7 Feb 2021 (Master of Counselling Studies)
13 Nov
GradDipTchg (Secondary) & (ECE)

4 Dec GradDipTchg
(Primary)
13 Nov 18 Dec

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