Key dates

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

See Key course dates to find out semester dates as well as the last days to withdraw.

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

For Semester dates and Lecturing days see below:

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

11 April

Graduation

13 April

Graduation

14 April

Good Friday

17 April

Easter Monday

18 April

University holiday

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

03 October

Applications to enrol open for study in 2018 

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

11 December

Applications to enrol for study in 2018 due for domestic first-year students – applications received after this date may be subject to delays.

13 December

Graduation

15 December

Graduation

21 December

Lectures end - summer school break

22 December - 02 January

Summer break - University holidays

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2018

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
03 January

UC reopens for 2018 and Summer School

06 February

Waitangi Day

16 February

Chinese New Year (not a statutory holiday)

16 February

Release of results for summer school

19 February

Lectures start for semester one

29 March

Lectures end - mid semester break

30 March

Good Friday

04 April - 20 April

Mid semester lecture break

02 April

Easter Monday

03 April

University holiday

18 April

Graduation

20 April

Graduation

23 April

Lectures resume

25 April

ANZAC day

01 June

Lectures end for semester one

04 June

Queen's birthday

05 June - 08 June

Semester one study period

11 June - 23 June

Semester one examination period

25 June - 13 July

Mid-year break

06 July

Release of results for semester one

16 July

Lectures start for semester two

24 August

Lectures end - mid semester break

27 August - 07 September

Mid semester lecture break

10 September

Lectures resume

19 October

Lectures end for semester two

22 October - 26 October

Study break

22 October

Labour Day

29 October - 15 November

Semester two and whole year examination period

16 November

Show Day

19 November

Summer school starts

30 November

Release results for semester two and whole year

19 December

Graduation

21 December

Graduation

21 December

Lectures end - summer school break

24 December - 02 January

Summer break - University holidays

Add all dates into your calendar

Please subscribe using the following link: UC Key dates 2018.
Alternatively, you can save the iCalendar file to your computer and use your calendar's import tool to add the events to your calendar.
Note: directly opening the iCalendar file might not add all events to your calendar.

Useful links

  • Graduation - Including application dates for ceremonies
  • Scholarships - Application dates vary for each scholarship, this page includes some common scholarships.
  • Student Activities & Events (UCSA site) - Events and fun activities run by the UCSA throughout the year. Alternatively visit the UCSA building for extra information on activities at the UCSA or around campus.
  • Recruitment Events - Recruitment events such as Information Days, Discovery Day, and Liaison update. Also listed will be various careers expos around New Zealand that University of Canterbury Liaison staff will attend.

See also