Key dates for semesters, exam periods and other events , Ngā tino rā

Find important dates for the academic year including semester and Summer School dates, when your lectures start and end, study and exam periods and public holidays.

The academic year is split into Semester One, Semester Two and Summer School, each with an exam period at the end. Double Semester courses usually run over Semester One and Two, with just one exam period at the end of the year.

Some courses do not follow the standard semester dates. For details, see the course descriptions.

Summer School 2022 to 2023

Table of key dates for Summer School 2022 to 2023
Event Date
College of Creative Arts (COCA) semester and lectures start 7 November 2022
Semester and lectures start for all colleges except COCA 21 November
Final payment date for outstanding course fees 9 December
Last day of lectures and university closes for Christmas break 21 December at 5pm
Mid-semester break 23 December 2022 to 4 January 2023
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December
New Year's Holiday 2 January
University opens 4 January
Wellington Anniversary Day (Manawatū and Wellington campuses closed) 23 January
Auckland Anniversary Day (Auckland campus closed) 30 January
Waitangi Day 6 February
Final day of lectures 7 February
Study period 8 to 10 February
Exam period start 13 February
Exam period and semester end 18 February
Release date of exam results (approximately) 2 March

Semester One 2023

Table of key dates for Semester One 2023
Event Date
Course guides normally available on Stream 13 February
Campus and college pre-semester activities,
reporting in person and welcome sessions
20 to 24 February
Semester and lectures start 27 February
Final payment date for outstanding course fees 31 March
Mid-semester study period 7 April to 21 April
Good Friday (university closed) 7 April
Easter Monday (university closed) 10 April
School and tertiary institutions holiday (university closed) 11 April
Semester resumes 24 April
ANZAC Day (university closed) 25 April
Final day of lectures 2 June
Queen's Birthday (university closed) Observed 5 June
Study period 6 to 9 June
Exam period start 12 June
Exam period and semester end 23 June
Mid-year break 26 June to 14 July
Release date of exam results (approximately) 7 July

Semester Two 2023

Table of key dates for Semester Two 2023
Event Date
Course guides normally available on Stream 3 July
Report in person on campus (if required) 13 July
Matariki (university closed) 14 July
Semester and lectures start 17 July
Final payment date for outstanding course fees 31 July
Mid-semester study period 28 August to 8 September
Semester resumes 11 September
Final day of lectures 20 October
Labour Day (university closed) 23 October
Study period 24 to 27 October
Exam period start 30 October
Exam period and semester end 13 November
Release date of exam results (approximately) 1 December

Summer School 2023 to 2024

Table of key dates for Summer School 2023 to 2024
Event Date
Course guides normally available on Stream 6 November 2023
College of Creative Arts (COCA) semester and lectures start 6 November
Semester and lectures start for all colleges except COCA 20 November
Final payment date for outstanding course fees 8 December
Last day of lectures for 2023 22 December
University closes for Christmas break 22 December at 5pm
Mid-semester break 23 December 2023 to 3 January 2023
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December
New Year's Holiday 2 January
University opens and Summer School resumes 4 January
Wellington Anniversary Day (Manawatū and Wellington campuses closed) 22 January
Auckland Anniversary Day (Auckland campus closed) 29 January
Final day of lectures 5 February
Waitangi Day (university closed) 6 February
Study period 7 to 9 February
Exam period start 12 February
Exam period and semester end 16 February
Release date of exam results (approximately) To be advised

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