Diary of Key Dates

Student Calendar

For start and end dates of semesters and mid-semester breaks, students should check course and programme details on the Massey website as some programmes of study do not follow the dates given here. Selected individual programme dates are provided following the Diary of Key Dates.

2017

October 2017

1Course enrolment opens for 2018 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).
1Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2018.
1Final date for international student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
31Due date for all new international students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2018 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

November

1Final date for domestic student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
20Summer School commences.

December

10Final date for applications to Teaching programme selection.
14Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

2018

January 2018

3Reporting in Person for Summer School January-February classes if required.
3Summer School re-commences.
19Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester One or Double Semester 2018, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
26Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester One.**
26Final date for withdrawal of application for accommodation in University Halls of Residence (Manawatū and Wellington) without forfeit of deposit.

February

1Final date for applications to graduate at the Auckland ceremony.
5Final day of Summer School lectures.
7-9 Study Break.
12Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2018, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
12-17 Summer School examinations.
12Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester One and Double Semester courses.
17Summer School concludes.
19-23 Campus and College pre-semester activities, including reporting in person and welcome sessions.
21Dispatch of Semester One and Double Semester distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
26Semester One and Double Semester commences.

March

1Final date for applications to graduate at Palmerston North and Wellington ceremonies.
2Final date for students to add a Semester One or Double Semester course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***
12Summer School results notified about this date.
15Final date for applications for Veterinary and Vet Tech programmes selection.
31Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester One and Double Semester courses.
30March-13 April Mid-Semester One break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops).

April

1Final date for international student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.
16Semester One resumes.
17-19 Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.
18Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Auckland.
19Celebration to honour Māori graduates, Auckland.

May

1Final date for domestic student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection for Semester Two.
1Due date for all new international students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester Two 2018 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*
14-17 Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.
17Celebration to honour Pasifika graduates, Palmerston North.
31May-1 June Graduation, Wellington.

June

1Celebration to honour Māori and Pasifika graduates, Wellington.
1Final day of Semester One lectures.
5-8 Study break.
11-23 Semester One examinations.
18Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester Two 2018, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
18Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester Two.**
23Semester One concludes.
25June-13 July Mid-year break (Distance learning [extramural] campus courses).

July

2Due date for returning students to apply for course enrolment in Semester Two 2018, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
2Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester Two courses.
11Dispatch of Semester Two distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
12Semester One examination results notified about this date.
13Reporting in Person all campuses if required.
16Semester Two commences.
20Final date for students to add a Semester Two course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***
31Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester Two courses.

August

27August-7 September Mid-Semester Two break (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops).

September

1Final date for applications to graduate at the Palmerston North November ceremony.
10Semester Two resumes.

October

1Course enrolment opens for 2019 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).
1Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2019.
19Final day of Semester Two lectures.
23-26 Study break.
29October-14 November Examinations for Semester Two and Double Semester courses.
31Due date for all new International students to apply for admission and enrolment in Semester One and Double Semester 2019 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*
31Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit for all applications for new students who intend to commence study in Summer School.**

November

2Due date for all new students to apply for admission for study commencing in Summer School 2018, conditional on availability of remaining places.*
5Course Guides normally available on Stream for Summer School courses.
7Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Summer School 2018, conditional on availability of remaining places.***
12Dispatch of Summer School distance material (where relevant) normally completed for those who enrol on time.
14Semester Two and Double Semester ends.
19Summer School commences.
23Final date for students to add a Summer School course online, conditional on availability of remaining places.***
30Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

December

7Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Summer School courses.
13Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.
21Last day of Summer School lectures for 2018.

2019

January 2019

3Summer School resumes.

February

5Final day of Summer School lectures.
11-16 Summer School Examinations.
16Summer School concludes.

Administrative Calendar and Statutory Holidays

NB: Dates provided below for Academic Board and University Council are tentative only and could be subject to change.

2017

October 2017

9Academic Committee meets.
18Academic Board meets.
23Labour Day.

November

6Academic Committee meets.
15Academic Board meets.
23Graduation Palmerston North.

December

1University Council meets.
11Academic Committee meets.
21University closes at 5pm.

2018

January 2018

3University re-opens.
22Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatū campus and Wellington campus.
29Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Auckland campus.

February

6Waitangi Day.
12Academic Committee meets.
21Academic Board meets.

March

1University Council meets.
12Academic Committee meets.
12Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round One.
21Academic Board meets.
30March-13 April Easter break.

April

9Academic Committee meets.
4-13 Conferences at the Manawatū campus.
18Academic Board meets.
17-19 Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.
25ANZAC Day.

May

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round One.
3University Council meets.
7Academic Committee meets.
14-17 Graduation - Palmerston North.
31May-1 June Graduation - Wellington.

June

4Queen's Birthday observance.
11Academic Committee meets; final date for considering changes to the 2018 University Calendar.
20Academic Board meets.
25June-13 July Conferences at the Manawatū campus.

July

5University Council meets.
9Academic Committee meets.
9Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round Two.
18Academic Board meets.

August

6Academic Committee meets.
15Academic Board meets.
27August-7 September Conferences at the Manawatū campus.

September

1Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round Two.
6University Council meets.
10Academic Committee meets.
19Academic Board meets.

October

8Academic Committee meets.
17Academic Board meets.
22Labour Day.

November

1University Council meets.
12Academic Committee meets.
21Academic Board meets.
30Graduation - Palmerston North.

December

5University Council meets.
10Academic Committee meets.
21University closes at 5pm.

2019

January 2019

3University re-opens.
21Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatū campus and Wellington campus.
28Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Auckland campus.

February

6Waitangi Day.

* Applications will be accepted after the due date; however, that may mean students cannot be accepted into their preferred courses in the next Semester.

** Applications will be accepted after the due date; however, they may not be processed in time for Semester start.

*** Applications can be made after this date but will require Academic approval.

2018 Semester Dates for Specified Programmes

University-wide Semester Dates

Institute of Education

School of Māori Art, Knowledge and Education

School of Aviation

Semester Dates

PGDip Educational Psychology (Internship)

of Counselling Studies

PGDip/PGCert and Master of Specialist Teaching

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) (Secondary) (ECE)

Master Teaching and Learning

Te Aho Tātairangi and Te Aho Paerewa

Bachelor of Aviation
(Air Transport Pilot)

Semester One Begins 

26 February

PGDipEd Psych 30 January

MCounsStuds
13 February

13 February

24 January except GradDipTchg (ECE) 27 January

29 January

New Intake
(Pohiri compulsory)
28 January

Returning Students
8 January

New Intake Orientation (compulsory) 17 Jan

Mid Semester One Break (incl Easter)

30 March - 13 April

30 March - 13 April

30 March - 13 April

30 March - 13 April

2 - 13 April

Good Friday
30 March - 3 April

Semester One Ends

23 June

24 June

25 June

30 June

30 June

29 June

Mid-Year Break

25 June - 13 July

25 June - 13 July

25 June - 13 July

1 - 14 July

2 - 13 July

1 - 15 July

Semester Two Begins

16 July

16 July

3 July

16 July

16 July

Returning Students 16 July

New Intake
Orientation (compulsory) 9 July

Mid Semester Two Break

27 Aug - 7 Sep

27 Aug - 7 Sep

27 Aug - 7 Sep

29 Sep - 13 Oct except GradDipTchg (ECE): 9 - 13 Oct

24 Sep - 5 Oct

27 Aug - 7 Sep

Semester Two Ends

14 November

14 November

14 November

GradDipTchg (Secondary) and (ECE): 15 Nov

GradDipTchg (Primary): 1 Dec

MTchgLn: 8 Dec

14 November

21 December

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