Academic Calendar for 2021 - 2022

Below you will find the General Academic Calendar and School Specific Calendar for Unitec programmes.

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General academic calendar


2021 (click to expand)

11 January 2021 Summer School resumes
1 February 2021 Auckland Anniversary (Unitec closed)
6 February 2021 Waitangi Day 
8 February 2021 Unitec observes Waitangi Day (Unitec closed)
14 February 2021 Summer School ends
1 March 2021 Semester 1 begins
2 April 2021 Good Friday (Unitec closed)
5 April 2021 Easter Monday (Unitec closed)
6 April 2021 Unitec observes Easter (Unitec closed)
13 April 2021 Autumn Graduation 
19 April 2021 Mid-semester break begins (19 April - 30 April)
26 April 2021 Unitec observes Anzac Day (Unitec closed)
3 May 2021 Semester 1 resumes
7 June 2021 Queens Birthday (Unitec closed)
14 June 2021 Study week
21 June 2021 Exam week 1
28 June 2021 Exam week 2
4 July 2021 Semester 1 ends
5 July 2021 Semester break begins (5 July - 23 July)
26 July 2021 Semester 2 begins
15 September 2021 Spring Graduation (To be confirmed)
4 October 2021 Mid-semester break begins (4 October - 15 October)
18 October 2021 Semester 2 resumes
25 October 2021 Labour Day (Unitec closed)
8 November 2021 Study week
15 November 2021 Exam week 1
22 November 2021 Exam week 2
28 November 2021 Semester 2 ends
6 December 2021 Summer Semester begins
25 December 2021 Christmas Day (Unitec closed)
27 December 2021 Summer Semester break begins (27 December - 7 January 2022)

2022 (click to expand)

10 January 2022 Summer School resumes
31 January 2022 Auckland Anniversary (Unitec closed)
7 February 2022 Waitangi Day (observed, Unitec closed)
13 February 2022 Summer School ends
28 February 2022 Semester 1 begins
5 and 6 April 2022 Autumn Graduation
15 April 2022 Good Friday (Unitec closed)
18 April 2022 Mid-semester break begins (13 April - 24 April)
18 April 2022 Easter Monday (Unitec closed)
19 April 2022 Unitec observes Easter (Unitec closed)
25 April 2022 Unitec observes Anzac Day (Unitec closed)
2 May 2022 Semester 1 resumes
6 June 2022 Queen's Birthday (Unitec closed)
13 June 2022 Study week
20 June 2022 Exam week 1
27 June 2022 Exam week 2
3 July 2022 Semester 1 ends
4 July 2022 Semester break begins (4 July - 24 July)
25 July 2022 Semester 2 begins
20 September 2022 Spring Graduation 
3 October 2022 Mid-semester break begins (03 October - 16 October)
17 October 2022 Semester 2 resumes
24 October 2022 Labour Day (Unitec closed)
7 November 2022 Study week
14 November 2022 Exam week 1
21 November 2022 Exam week 2
27 November 2022 Semester 2 ends
5 December 2022 Summer School begins
24 December 2022 Summer School break begins

Public Holidays

For more information on New Zealand Public Holidays, see the New Zealand Government's full list of holidays and anniversaries.

School specific calendars

If you study Construction, your academic dates may differ from the general Academic Calendar. Any Construction dates that are different from the general Academic Calendar are listed below. If the date that you are looking for is not listed, refer to the Academic Calendar.


Academic dates for Construction students

15 February 2021 Bachelor of Construction block courses begin
1 March 2021 Semester 1 begins for Construction students
26 April 2021 Construction and Unitec mid-semester break
Bachelor of Construction block courses
3 May 2021 Construction and Unitec mid-semester break
Bachelor of Construction block courses
10 May 2021 Semester 1 resumes for Construction students
5 July 2021 Construction and Unitec semester break
12 July 2021 Construction and Unitec mid-semester break
Bachelor of Construction block courses
19 July 2021 Construction and Unitec mid-semester break
Bachelor of Construction block courses
20 September 2021 Construction mid-semester break
Bachelor of Construction block courses
27 September 2021 Construction mid-semester break
Bachelor of Construction block courses
4 October 2021 Semester 2 resumes for Construction students