Exam dates, rooms and timetables 

Start times and entry information

The End-of-year Examination Period is two weeks in duration.  Most examinations will start at 9.30am, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. 

For exams scheduled on-campus:

You may not enter an examination room later than 45 minutes after the start of the examination.

No alternative sitting will be available if you miss your exam or arrive after 10.15am (for a morning exam), 3.15pm (for an afternoon exam) or 7.15pm (for an evening exam).  An exception to this is if you have valid grounds as covered under the regulations for Special Consideration.




End-of-year Examination Period: Monday 1 November to Saturday 13 November inclusive.  There are no exams on Friday, 12 November which is a public holiday.


Mid-year Examination Period: Monday 13 June to Saturday 25 June inclusive.  There are no exams on Friday, 24 June which is a public holiday.

End-of-year Examination Period: Monday 31 Octoberto Saturday 12 November inclusive.  There are no exams on Friday, 11 November which is a public holiday.

End-of-year Examination Timetable

Please note that The Examination Timetable assumes that UC is operating at COVID Level 1 or 2. If we move to Level 3 or higher, the timetable will change.

The Examinations Office will be sending out your final Personal Timetable e-mail on Friday 22 October.  This will include for each exam the:

  • Date, time and duration
  • Type of exam
  • Venue
  • Exam conditions
  • Location (for students living overseas)

Please be aware, that it takes several hours to generate and send these individual e-mails.

On-campus exams: Students are expected to be available to sit their exams on-campus, at the dates/times scheduled unless there are reasons outside of your control, eg students studying from overseas or students enrolled in (D) courses who do not live within 90 minutes' drive of Christchurch. If your exam is scheduled on-campus and you are unable to do so, please contact the Examinations Office.

Exams invigilated/supervised on Zoom or using Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor: Refer to the course Learn page.  If you are using Respondus, you need to download this onto your computer and tack the Practice Quiz about a week prior to your exam.  You may be contacted by the examiner regarding this. 

Zoom Guide for Students (PDF, 239 KB)

Respondus Guide (will be available soon)

Students studying from overseas: Your location and the adjusted start times will be on your Personal Timetable.  If you do not receive this information, please contact the Examinations Office.

Booking a seat in a quiet room to take your on-line exam

Most exams are on-line and can be sat anywhere.  However, the Examinations Office is running a small number of quiet rooms on-campus.  You can either bring your own device or book a space in a computer lab.  If you would like to book at place, you can do so here: https://bit.ly/2WGMztx

Examination instructions 

Read the Examination Instructions before reporting for your examination.

The Academic Skills Centre will provide help with revision and exam preparation and other academic matters.

The UC Health Centre will run workshops on stress management.

Transition Programmes 

For more information see the Transition Programmes website.