Key dates

A list of important public dates, such as trimester application deadlines, course additions, withdrawals, and refunds, and trimester start and end dates.

The list below includes all Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s key dates, including application deadlines, trimester start and end dates, examination dates, ceremonies, holidays, and more.

Our key dates are also marked on our downloadable 2022 wall calendar.

June 2022

DateDeadline
Friday 3Trimester 1 teaching period ends.
Monday 6Queen’s Birthday (University closed).
Tuesday 7Mid-year study period begins.
Friday 10Mid-year examination period begins.
Monday 20Last day for adding Trimester 2 courses and programmes.
Friday 24Matariki public holiday (University closed)
Saturday 25Mid-year examination period ends.
Monday 27Mid-year break begins.
Monday 27Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 2 courses close.
Wednesday 29Grade entry deadline Trimester 1 courses.

July 2022

DateDeadline
Friday 1Closing date for round two applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Monday 4Orientation week for Trimester 2.
Monday 4International students' Orientation week for Trimester 2.
Thursday 7Online enrolment closes for Trimester 2.
Friday 8Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 2 courses. Students must be fully enrolled by this date.
Monday 11Trimester 2 begins.
Friday 22Last day for adding Trimester 2 courses.
Friday 22Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses

August 2022

DateDeadline
Monday 1Halls of residence applications open for 2023.
Friday 19Last day for withdrawal from full-year courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Monday 22Mid-trimester break begins.
Friday 26Open Day.

September 2022

DateDeadline
Monday 5Trimester 2 resumes.
Friday 23Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses. After this date, the Associate Dean’s approval is required.
Monday 26Trimester 2 aegrotat period begins.

October 2022

DateDeadline
Saturday 1Open for 2023 online enrolment.
Saturday 1Application deadline to attend the December Graduation ceremonies
Saturday 1Last day to apply for a hall of residence for 2023.
Friday 14Trimester 2 and full-year teaching period ends.
Monday 17End-year study period begins.
Friday 21End-year examination period begins.
Monday 24Labour Day (University closed).
Monday 31Discretionary Entrance and Special Admission for Trimester 3 courses close.

November 2022

DateDeadline
Tuesday 1Closing date for round three applications for doctoral admission and doctoral scholarships.
Tuesday 1Closing date for Wellington Graduate Awards and Master’s-by-Thesis scholarships.
Wednesday 2Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses and programmes.
Monday 7International students' Orientation week for Trimester 3.
Thursday 10Online enrolment closes for Trimester 3.
Friday 11Deadline for payment of fees for Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 and November 2022–February 2023 courses).
Saturday 12End-year examination period ends.
Monday 14Trimester 3 begins.
Friday 18Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 courses).
Friday 18Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 courses).
Thursday 24Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year courses (except LAWS 100–399 courses).
Friday 25Last day for adding Trimester 3 courses (November 2022–February 2023 courses).
Friday 25Last day to receive a refund for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November 2022–February 2023 courses).
Tuesday 29Grade entry deadline for Trimester 2 and full-year LAWS 100–399 courses.

December 2022

DateDeadline
Thursday 1 Deadline for applications to limited-entry programmes and limited-entry courses.
Friday 2Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Master of Teaching and Learning programmes end.
Wednesday 7Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Thursday 8 Graduation ceremonies at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Friday 9Graduation ceremony at Te Hui Whakapūmau, The Hub, Kelburn campus.
Wednesday 14Last day for withdrawal from Trimester 3 courses (November–December 2022 courses). After this date, Associate Dean approval is required.
Thursday 22Last day of teaching for 2022.
Friday 23University closed (reopens 9 January 2023)
Summer break