Key University Dates

Important dates at UC, including public and university holidays, examination periods, and graduation.

For enrolment dates for all semester indicators see Enrolment & Course Dates

For Education start dates see the Faculty of Education.

2022

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
05 January

UC reopens for 2022

10 January

2022 Summer School lectures start

01 February

Lunar New Year (not a University Holiday)

07 February

Waitangi Day observed (University closed)

18 February

Summer School results released

21 February

Semester One lectures start

08 April

Lectures end for mid-semester break

11 April - 29 April

Mid-semester lecture break

15 April

Good Friday (University closed)

18 April

Easter Monday (University closed)

19 April

University Holiday (University closed)

25 April

ANZAC Day observed (University closed)

02 May

Lectures resume

03 June

Semester One lectures end

06 June

Queen’s Birthday (University closed)

07 June - 10 June

Study break

13 June - 25 June

Semester One examination period

24 June - 24 June

Matariki public holiday (University closed)

27 June - 15 July

Mid-year break

08 July

Semester One results released

11 July - 15 July

Academic Progress

18 July

Semester Two lectures start

26 August

Lectures end for mid-semester break

29 August - 31 August

Graduation celebration

29 August - 09 September

Mid-semester lecture break

12 September

Lectures resume

21 October

Semester Two lectures end

24 October

Labour Day  (University closed)

24 October - 28 October

Study break

31 October - 12 November

Semester Two and Whole Year courses examination period

11 November

Show Day (University closed)

14 November

Summer School starts

02 December

Semester Two and Whole Year courses results released

13 December

Graduation

15 December

Graduation

16 December

Lectures end – summer break

23 December - 04 January

Summer break (University closed)

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2023

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
04 January

UC reopens for 2023

09 January

2023 Summer School lectures start

22 January

Lunar New Year (not a University Holiday) 

06 February

Waitangi Day

17 February

Summer School results released

20 February

Semester One lectures start

31 March

Lectures end for mid-semester break 

03 April - 21 April

Mid-semester lecture break 

04 April - 06 April

Graduation celebration

07 April

Good Friday

10 April

Easter Monday

11 April

University Holiday (University closed)

24 April

Lectures resume 

25 April

ANZAC Day observed 

02 June

Semester One lectures end

05 June

Queen’s Birthday

05 June - 09 June

Study break 

12 June - 24 June

Semester One examination period

07 July

Semester One results released

10 July - 14 July

Academic Progress

14 July

Matariki

17 July

Semester Two lectures start

25 August

Lectures end for mid-semester break

28 August - 10 September

Mid-semester lecture break 

11 September

Lectures resume

20 October

Semester Two lectures end

23 October

Labour Day

23 October - 27 October

Study break

30 October - 11 November

Semester two and whole year examination period

17 November

Canterbury Anniversary Day

13 November

Summer School lectures start

01 December

Semester Two and Whole Year courses results released

15 December

Lectures end – summer break 

22 December - 02 January

Summer break (University closed) 

Add all dates into your calendar

Please subscribe using the following link: UC Key dates 2023.
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