Key dates

The key dates calendar lists important dates for the academic year such as semester dates and public and university holidays.

Application dates - Lists important dates such as qualification and course application and enrolment dates. 

Key course dates - List of qualification and course application and enrolment dates.

Semester dates and Lecturing days (Academic Services)

For Education start dates see the College of Education, Health and Human Development.

2016

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
04 January

Day after New Year's Day holiday - University closed

05 January

2015/16 Summer Programme starts for SU1(Jan16) courses

11 January

Last date for advancing domestic students to apply to enrol

06 February

Waitangi Day - University closed

08 February

Waitangi Day observed - University closed

15 February - 18 February

Enrolment in person - international students* Semester 1, Semester 2 and Whole Year courses and Bridging intake 1 courses

19 February

Orientation Day

22 February

Semester 1 begins and lectures start

24 March

Exams timetable available for First Semester

25 March

Good Friday - University closed

28 March

Easter Monday - University closed

29 March

University holiday - University closed

30 March

Lectures resume

08 April

Lectures end for mid-semester break

11 April - 29 April

Mid-semester break

19 April

Graduation

21 April

Graduation

25 April

ANZAC Day - University closed

02 May

Lectures resume for Semester 1 courses

03 June

Lectures end for Semester 1 courses

06 June

Queen's Birthday - University closed

07 June - 10 June

Study break

13 June - 25 June

Mid-year examinations and tests

27 June

Mid-year break starts

01 July

Application for Programme Entry (APE) to Initial Teacher Education programmes open – early application is advised.

04 July

Mid-year enrolment for Semester 2 and Bridging intake 2 courses.

08 July

Release of Mid-year examination and test results

11 July

Semester 2 begins and lectures start

12 August

Exams timetable available for Second Semester

19 August

Lectures end for mid-semester break

22 August - 02 September

Break

05 September

Lectures resume for Semester 2 courses

14 October

Lectures end for Semester 2 courses

17 October - 21 October

Study break

24 October

Labour Day - University closed

25 October

Examinations begin

10 November

Examinations end and Semester 2 ends

11 November

Canterbury Show Day - University closed

14 November

2016/17 Summer Programme starts for SU2(Nov16) courses

02 December

Examination results released (to be confirmed)

12 December

Last date for first year 

14 December

Graduation ceremony

16 December

Graduation ceremony

23 December - 03 January

(inclusive) University holiday - University Closed 

* A domestic first-year student is defined as a New Zealand student who has never enrolled at UC before, including domestic students transferring from other institutions and STAR students.

2017

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
04 January

UC reopens for 2017 and Summer School

06 February

Waitangi Day

17 February

Release of results for summer school

20 February

Lectures start for semester one

24 March

Exams timetable available for semester one

07 April

Lectures end - mid semester break

10 April - 30 April

Mid semester lecture break

14 April

Good Friday

17 April

Easter Monday

18 April

University holiday

11 April

Graduation

13 April

Graduation

25 April

ANZAC day

01 May

Lectures resume

02 June

Lectures end for semester one

05 June - 09 June

Study break

05 June

Queen's birthday

12 June - 24 June

Semester one examination period

26 June - 14 July

Mid-year break

07 July

Release of results for semester one

17 July

Lectures start for semester two

18 August

Exams timetable available for semester two and whole year

25 August

Lectures End - mid semester break

28 August - 08 September

Mid semester lecture break

11 September

Lectures Resume

20 October

Lectures End for semester two

23 October - 27 October

Study break

23 October

Labour Day

30 October - 16 November

Semester two and whole year examination period

17 November

Show Day

20 November

Summer school starts

01 December

Release results for semester two and whole year

13 December

Graduation

15 December

Graduation

22 December

Lectures end - summer school break

25 December - 02 January

Summer break - University holidays

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