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:

2019

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
03 January

UC reopens for 2019 and Summer School

05 February

Chinese New Year (not a statutory holiday)

06 February

Waitangi Day

15 February

Release of results for summer school

18 February

Lectures start for semester one

05 April

Lectures end - mid semester break

08 April - 26 April

 Mid semester lecture break

16 April

Graduation

18 April

Graduation

19 April

Good Friday

22 April

Easter Monday

23 April

University holiday

25 April

ANZAC day

29 April

Lectures resume

31 May

Lectures end for semester one

03 June

Queen's birthday

04 June - 07 June

Semester one study period

10 June - 22 June

Semester one examination period

24 June - 12 July

Mid-year break

05 July

Release of results for semester one

15 July

Lectures start for semester two

23 August

Lectures end - mid semester break

26 August - 06 September

Mid semester lecture break

09 September

Lectures resume

18 October

Lectures end for semester two

21 October - 27 October

Semester two study break

28 October

 Labour Day

29 October - 09 November

Semester two and whole year examination period

11 November

Summer school starts

15 November

Show Day

29 November

Release of results for semester two and whole year

18 December

Graduation

20 December

Graduation

23 December

Lectures end - summer school break

24 December - 02 January

Summer break - University holidays

Add all dates into your calendar

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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.

2020

Date Event/Deadline Add to calendar
06 January

UC reopens for 2020 and Summer School

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

03 April

Lectures end - mid semester break

06 April - 24 April

Mid semester lecture break

07 April

Graduation

09 April

Graduation

10 April

Good Friday

13 April

Easter Monday

14 April

University holiday

25 April

ANZAC day - observed 27 April.

28 April

Lectures resume

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

03 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 break

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

16 December

Graduation

18 December

Graduation

23 December

Lectures end - summer school break

Add all dates into your calendar

Please subscribe using the following link: UC Key dates 2020.
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