The University Of Auckland Important Dates

This page lists the key dates for the academic year at The University Of Auckland . These key dates are true for most courses of study, but some courses start or finish outside the academic year.

Important dates

Find out when your study starts, when you have exams and when you have breaks.

2020 Academic year

Summer School 2020 (Semester code: 1200)

Summer School beginsMonday 6 January 2020
Auckland Anniversary DayMonday 27 January 2020
Waitangi DayThursday 6 February 2020
Lectures endFriday 14 February 2020
Study breakSaturday 15 February 2020
ExamsMonday 17 February – Wednesday 19 February 2020
Summer School endsWednesday 19 February 2020

Semester One 2020 (Semester code: 1203)

Orientation WelcomeIn week beginning 24 February 2020
Semester One beginsMonday 2 March 2020
Graduation (Tai Tokerau)Thursday 5 March 2020
Mid-semester break/EasterFriday 10 April – Monday 27 April 2020
ANZAC DayMonday 27 April 2020
GraduationPostponed until Spring graduation
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 1 June 2020
Lectures endFriday 12 June 2020
Study breakMonday 15 June- Wednesday 17 June 2020
ExamsThursday 18 June – Monday 6 July 2020
Semester One endsMonday 6 July 2020 
Inter-semester breakTuesday 7 July – Friday 24 July 2020

Semester Two 2020 (Semester code: 1205)

Orientation WelcomeIn week beginning 20 July 2020
Semester Two beginsMonday 27 July 2020
Open DaySaturday 29 August 2020
Mid-semester breakMonday 7 September – Friday 18 September 2020
GraduationTuesday 6, Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 October 
Labour DayMonday 26 October 2020 
Lectures endFriday 30 October 2020
Study breakMonday 2 November – Wednesday 4 November 2020
ExamsThursday 5 November – Saturday 21 November 2020
GraduationTBC
Semester Two endsSunday 22 November 2020

Late Year Term 2020 (Semester code: 1207)

Late Year Term beginsTuesday 1 December 2020
Late Year Term endsSaturday 27 February 2021

Graduate School of Management

Study in the Graduate School is structured by quarters of the year.

For the key dates for your study, visit your programme page on the Graduate School of Management website.

Past and future academic dates

The University Calendar shows the academic dates for future years on the page Past and future semester dates.

Application closing dates

To make sure you get your Application for Admission in on time, you can visit: