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:

2020

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
03 January

UC reopens for 2020

06 January

Summer school starts

07 January

Last date for continuing UC domestic students to apply to enrol

25 January

Chinese New Year (not a statutory holiday)

06 February

Waitangi Day

14 February

Release of results for summer school

17 February

Lectures start for semester one

24 March

Lectures end - mid semester break

25 March - 17 April

Mid semester lecture break

07 April

Graduation - in absentia

09 April

Graduation - in absentia

10 April

Good Friday

13 April

Easter Monday

14 April

University holiday

20 April

Lectures resume online

25 April

ANZAC day - observed 27 April.

29 May

Lectures end for semester one

01 June

Queen's birthday

02 June - 05 June

Semester one study period

08 June - 20 June

Semester one examination period

22 June - 10 July

Mid-year break

06 July

Release of results for semester one

13 July

Lectures start for semester two

21 August

Lectures end - mid semester break

24 August - 04 September

Mid semester lecture break

07 September

Lectures resume

16 October

Lectures end for semester two

19 October - 25 October

Semester two study period

26 October

Labour Day

27 October - 07 November

Semester two and whole year examination period

09 November

Summer school starts

13 November

Show Day

27 November

Release of results for semester two and whole year

11 December

Lectures end - summer school break

16 December

Graduation

18 December

Graduation

24 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

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

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 

27 August

Lectures end – mid semester break

30 August - 10 September

Mid semester lecture break

13 September

Lectures resume 

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 

04 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 - 05 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