Diary of Key Dates

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.

2020

October 2020

1 Course enrolment opens for 2021 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).

1 Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2021.

1 Final date for international student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.

26 Labour Day

31 Due date for all new international students to apply for admission in Semester One or Double Semester 2021 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

November

1 Final date for domestic student applications to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.

16 Summer School commences.

19-20Graduation Palmerston North.

December

10 Final date for applications to Teaching programme selection.

10 Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

11 University closes 5pm except for Summer School and associated services

23 Last day of Summer School lectures 2020

23 All University closes 5pm

2021

January 2021

5 University re-opens for Summer School and associated services.

5 Reporting in Person for Summer School January-February classes if required

5 Summer School re-commences.

11 All University re-opens

25 Wellington Anniversary Day Holiday, Manawatū campus and Wellington campus.

22 Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester One or Double Semester 2021, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

22 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester One.**

22 Final date for withdrawal of application for accommodation in University Halls of Residence (Manawatū and Wellington) without forfeit of deposit.

February

1 Final date for applications to graduate at the Auckland ceremony.

1 Auckland Anniversary Day Holiday, Auckland campus

2 Final day of Summer School lectures.

3-5 Study Break.

6 Waitangi Day (observed Monday 8 February).

8 Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Semester One or Double Semester 2021, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

9-12 Summer School examinations.

9 Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester One and Double Semester courses.

12 Summer School concludes.

15-19 Campus and College pre-semester activities, including reporting in person and welcome sessions.

22 Semester One and Double Semester commences.

26 Final date for students to add a Semester One or Double Semester course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***

March

1 Final date for applications to graduate at Palmerston North and Wellington ceremonies.

8 Final date to consider proposals for CUAP Round One.

9 Summer School results notified about this date.

15 Final date for applications for Veterinary and Vet Tech programmes selection.

31 Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester One and Double Semester courses.

April

1 Final date for international student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection.

2-16 Study break

2 Good Friday

5 Easter Monday

2-16 Mid-Semester One study period (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops).

7-16 Conferences at the Manawatū campus

19 Semester One resumes

20 Graduation, Wellington.

25 ANZAC Day (observed 26 April).

May

1 Final date for domestic student application to Air Transport Pilot programme selection for Semester Two.

1 Due date for all new international students to apply for admission in Semester Two 2021 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

1 Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round One.

3-5 Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

25-27 Graduation ceremonies, Auckland.

28 Final day of Semester One lectures.

June

7 Queen's Birthday observance.

8-18 Semester One examinations.

14 Due date for domestic and returning international students to apply for admission for study commencing in Semester Two 2021, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

14 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit applications related to commencing study in Semester Two.**

18 Semester One concludes.

21 June–9 July Mid-year break (Distance learning [extramural] campus courses).

28 Due date for returning students to apply for course enrolment in Semester Two 2021, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

28 Course Guides normally available on Stream for Semester Two courses.

July

2 Semester One examination results notified about this date.

9 Reporting in Person all campuses if required.

12 Semester Two commences.

16 Final date for students to add a Semester Two course online conditional on availability of remaining places.***

31 Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Semester Two courses.

August

1 Deadline for submission of Academic Proposals for CUAP Round Two.

23 August–3 SeptemberMid-Semester Two study period (study and field trips, internal; distance learning (extramural) contact workshops).

September

1 Final date for applications to graduate at the Palmerston North November ceremony.

6 Semester Two resumes.

October

1 Course enrolment opens for 2022 academic year (unless otherwise stated for programmes requiring selected entry).

1 Applications for University Halls of Residence and Apartments submitted by this date will be included in the first round of offers for 2022.

15 Final day of Semester Two lectures.

18-22 Study break.

25 Labour Day

26 October–8 November Examinations for Semester Two and Double Semester courses.

29 Due date for all new students to apply for admission for study commencing in Summer School 2021, conditional on availability of remaining places.*

29 Due date for all new International students to apply for admission in Semester One and Double Semester 2022 conditional upon availability of remaining places.*

29 Due date for all Transfer of Academic Credit/Cross Credit for all applications for new students who intend to commence study in Summer School.**

November

1 Course Guides normally available on Stream for Summer School courses.

3 Due date for students to apply for course enrolment in Summer School 2021, conditional on availability of remaining places.***

8 Semester Two and Double Semester ends.

15 Summer School commences.

19 Final date for students to add a Summer School course online, conditional on availability of remaining places.***

26 Graduation ceremonies, Palmerston North.

December

3 Final date for payment of outstanding fees for Summer School courses.

3 Semester Two and Double Semester examination results notified about this date.

23 Last day of Summer School lectures for 2021.

23 University closes at 5pm.

2022

January 2022

5 Summer School resumes.

February

1 Final day of Summer School lectures.

14-18 Summer School Examinations.

18 Summer School concludes.

* 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.

2021 Semester Dates for Specified Programmes

 

University Wide

Institute of Education

School of Māori Knowledge

Te Aho Tātairangi

Te Aho Paerewa

School of Aviation

Bachelor of Aviation – Air Transport Pilot

PGDip Educational Psychology (Internship)

PGDip/ PGCert/ Master of Specialist Teaching

Master of Counselling Studies

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

Orientation/pre-semester activities

15-19 February

 

 

 

24 January

(new intake – Pohiri)

27 January

New Intake

Orientation (compulsory)

Semester One Begins 

22 Feb

22 Feb

8 Feb (PGDip/ PGCert/ Master of Specialist Teaching)

10 Feb (Master of Counselling Studies)

25 January

25 January

11 January -returning students

27 January – new students, as above

Mid Semester One Break (incl Easter)

2-16 Apr

No Break (PGDipEdDevPsych)

2-16 April

12-23 April

2-23 April

Good Friday 2 April – Tuesday 6 April incl

Semester One Ends

18 June

18 June

18 June

2 July

18 June

26 June

Mid Year Break

21 Jun–9 Jul

No Break (PGDipEdDevPsych)

21 June - 9 July

5-16 July

28 Jun–9 Jul

29 June-10 July (one week per two cohorts)

Orientation/pre-semester activities

 

 

 

 

 

12 July:

New Intake

Orientation (compulsory)

Semester Two Begins

12 July

12 July

12 July

19 July

12 July

12 July – returning students

Mid Semester Two Break

23 Aug-3 Sep

No Break (PGDipEdDevPsych)

23 Aug- 3 Sep

No Break (PGDip/ PGCert)

4-8 Oct

23 Aug-3 Sep

To be confirmed

Semester Two Ends

8 Nov

19 Nov

Completion for PGDipEdDevPsych

14 Nov

7 Feb 2022 (Master of Counselling Studies)

26 Nov

8 Nov

17 Dec

† This date has been altered in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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