Calendar & Key Dates

Academic Calendar and important institute dates


In the list below, dates in bold refer to standard trimester dates, including mid-trimester and mid-year breaks.

For programmes with non-standard teaching dates, only the start dates are shown.  For further detail, check with the relevant School.


Mon 6  Trimester Three resumes.    
Mon 20 Wellington Anniversary observed (no teaching).    
Mon 27 Auckland Anniversary observed (no teaching).    



Thu 6 Waitangi Day (no teaching).    
Mon 10 Pōwhiri – Health and Social Services    
Mon 24

Trimester Three Exams. 

Pōwhiri – Performing Arts

Fri 28 Trimester Three ends.    



Mon 2

Trimester One starts.

Mihi – Petone programmes

Pōwhiri – Porirua programmes

Mon 16

Last date for withdrawal without penalty (for Trimester One courses starting 2 Mar).

Last date for course changes (for courses starting 2 Mar).
Thu 19 Graduation Event One (Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua): Health, Social Services and Te Wānanga Maori    
Mon 30 Last date for withdrawal without penalty (for full-year courses starting 2 Mar).    



Fri 10 Good Friday (all campuses closed).    
Mon 13

Easter Monday (campuses closed).

Mid-trimester break begins.
Thu 23

Graduation Event Two (Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington CBD): Business, IT, Creativity, Hospitality, Tourism and Engineering

Mon 27

Anzac Day observed (no teaching).

Tue 28

Trimester One resumes.




Mon 1 Queen’s Birthday observed (no teaching).     
Mon 15 Examinations start (some programmes; check with School for details).    
Mon 22 Re-sits (some programmes; check with School for details)    
Fri 26 Trimester One ends.    
Mon 29 Mid-year break begins.    



Mon 13

Trimester Two begins.    
Mon 27

Last date for withdrawal without penalty (for courses starting 13 July).

Last date for course changes (for programmes starting 13 July).



Mon 31

Mid-trimester break begins.



Thu 3

Auckland Graduation    

Mon 7

Trimester Two resumes.    



Mon 26

Labour Day (no teaching); Examinations start.    



Mon 2

Re-sits (some programmes; check with School for details).    
Mon 9

Trimester Three begins.




Fri 18

Last day of pre-Christmas teaching (to be confirmed).    
Thu 24

Campuses closed (to be confirmed) and Trimester Three break starts.

Fri 25

Christmas Day (campus closed until 4 January 2021 inclusive, to be confirmed).


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