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.

Semester One 2022

Table of key dates for Semester One 2022
Event Date
University opens for all students 10 January
Wellington Anniversary Day
(Manawatū and Wellington campuses closed)
24 January
Auckland Anniversary Day
(Auckland campus closed)
31 January
Waitangi Day (university closed) Observed 7 February
Course Guides normally available on Stream 8 to 14 February
Campus and College pre-semester activities,
reporting in person and welcome sessions
21 to 25 February
Semester and lectures start 28 February
Final payment date for outstanding course fees 31 March
Mid-semester study period 11 April to 22 April
Good Friday (university closed) 15 April
Easter Monday (university closed) 18 April
School and tertiary institutions holiday (university closed) 19 April
ANZAC Day (university closed) 25 April
Semester resumes 26 April
Final day of lectures 3 June
Queen's Birthday (university closed) Observed 6 June
Study period 7 to 10 June
Exam period start 13 June
Exam period and semester end 23 June
Matariki (university closed) 24 June
Mid-year break 27 June to 15 July
Release date of exam results (approximately) 7 July

Semester Two 2022

Table of key dates for Semester Two 2022
Event Date
Course Guides normally available on Stream 4 July
Report in person on campus (if required) 15 July
Semester and lectures start 18 July
Final payment date for outstanding course fees 31 July
Mid-semester study period 29 August to 9 September
Semester resumes 12 September
Final day of lectures 21 October
Labour Day (university closed) 24 October
Study period 25 to 28 October
Exam period start 31 October
Exam period and semester end 14 November
Release date of exam results (approximately) 1 December
University closes (except for Summer School) 13 December at 5pm

Summer School 2022 to 2023

Table of key dates for Summer School 2022 to 2023
Event Date
Semester and lectures start 21 November 2022
Final payment date for outstanding course fees 9 December
Last day of lectures and university closes for Christmas break 22 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

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