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:

2022

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
05 January

UC reopens for 2022

10 January

2022 Summer Programme starts

01 February

Chinese New Year (not a Statutory holiday)

07 February

Waitangi Day Observed

18 February

Release of results for summer school

21 February

Lectures start for semester one

08 April

Lectures end – mid semester break

11 April - 29 April

Mid semester lecture break

12 April

Graduation

14 April

Graduation

15 April

Good Friday

18 April

Easter Monday

19 April

University holiday

25 April

ANZAC Day observed

02 May

Lectures resume

03 June

Lectures end for semester one

06 June

Queen’s birthday

07 June - 10 June

Study break

13 June - 25 June

Semester one examination period

27 June - 15 July

Mid-year break

08 July

Release of results for semester one

11 July - 15 July

Academic Progress

18 July

Lectures start for semester two

26 August

Lectures end – mid semester break

29 August - 09 September

Mid semester lecture break

12 September

Lectures resume

21 October

Lectures end for semester two

24 October

Labour Day

24 October - 28 October

Study break

31 October - 10 November

Semester two and whole year examination period

11 November

Show day

14 November

Summer school starts

03 December

Release of results for semester two and whole year

14 December

Graduation

16 December

Graduation

16 December

Lectures end – summer break

23 December - 04 January

Summer break – University holidays

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2021

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
05 January

UC reopens for 2021

11 January

2021 Summer Programme starts

08 February

Waitangi Day Observed

12 February

Chinese New Year (not a Statutory holiday)

19 February

Release of results for summer school

22 February

Lectures start for semester one / term one

01 April

Lectures end – mid semester break 

02 April - 25 April

Mid semester lecture break

02 April

Good Friday

05 April

Easter Monday

06 April

University holiday

14 April

Graduation

16 April

Graduation

26 April

ANZAC Day observed 

27 April

Lectures resume for semester one / term two

04 June

Lectures end for semester one 

07 June

Queen’s birthday

08 June - 11 June

Study break

14 June - 26 June

Semester one examination period

28 June - 16 July

Mid-year break

09 July

Release of results for semester one 

12 July - 17 July

Academic Progress

19 July

Lectures start for semester two / term three

27 August

Lectures end – mid semester break

30 August - 10 September

Mid semester lecture break

13 September

Lectures resume for semester two / term four

22 October

Lectures end for semester two

25 October

Labour Day

26 October - 29 October

Study break

01 November - 13 November

Semester two and whole year examination period

12 November

Show day

15 November

Summer school starts 

03 December

Release of results for semester two and whole year

15 December

Dec Graduation

17 December

Dec Graduation

17 December

Lectures end – summer break

24 December - 04 January

Summer break – University holidays

Add all dates into your calendar

Please subscribe using the following link: UC Key dates 2021.
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