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Student calendar 

The student calendar includes important dates, events, public holidays, and Wintec holidays. Please note, that the Wintec dates are a general guide, and some programmes have differing holiday dates. Please check with your centre for the specifics of your semester dates and holidays.

Check out what is on:

November 2020
17NovTuesdayEnd of year BBQ (Rotokauri Campus)
18NovWednesdayEnd of year BBQ (City Campus)
   Semester 2 ends
December 2020
1DecTuesdayInternational summer activities programme begins

Wintec Christmas holidays begin

Services closed:

  • Health Services (Rotokauri)
  • Health Services (City)
  • Library (City)
  • IT services
  • Student Enrolment and Information Centre offices (Rotokauri)
  • Student Enrolment and Information Centre offices (City)
25DecFridayChristmas Day
26DecSaturdayBoxing Day
28DecMondayBoxing Day observed


January 2021
1JanTuesdayNew Years Day
2JanWednesdayNew Years Holiday

Wintec services open:

  • Student Enrolment and Information Centre
  • The Hub (City and Rotokauri)
  • Student Enrolment and Information Centre (Rotokauri)
  • Library (City)
  • Health Services (City)
  • IT Services
February 2021
   Semester 1 begins
1FebMondayAuckland Anniversary Day (Wintec closed)
6FebSaturdayWaitangi Day

Wintec services open:

  • Library (Rotokauri)
  • Health Services (Rotokauri)
16FebTuesdayWelcome Pōwhiri (Rotokauri)
23FebTuesdayWelcome Pōwhiri (City)
20-28FebSaturdayHamilton Gardens Art Festival
22-25FebMondayStudent Orientation (City and Rotokauri)
TBCFeb International Student Orientation (City and Rotokauri)
March 2021
8MarMondayInternational Women's Day
16MarTuesdayTe Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae Graduation
16-19MarTuesdayWintec Graduations
16-20MarTuesdayBalloons Over Waikato
26MarFridayOpen Day
April 2021
2AprFridayGood Friday (Wintec closed)
4AprSaturdayEaster Day
5AprMonday Easter Monday (Wintec closed)
6AprTuesdayEaster holiday (Wintec closed)
25AprSundayANZAC Day (Wintec closed)
May 2021

June 2021
7JunMondayQueens Birthday (Wintec closed)

  Semester 1 ends
July 2021
   Semester 2 begins
20JulTuesdayWelcome Pōwhiri (City)
27JulTuesdayWelcome Pōwhiri (Rotokauri)
TBCJul Student Orientation (City and Rotokauri)
TBCJul International Student Orientation
August 2021

September 2021
20-26SepMondayMental Health Awareness Week
October 2021
21OctTUESDAYChinese Moon Festival
26OctMondayLabour Day (Wintec closed)
29OctFridayHalloween (City Hub)
November 2021
TBCNov End of year BBQ (Rotokauri Campus)
TBCNov End of year BBQ (City Campus)
   Semester 2 ends
December 2021
20DecMondayWintec Christmas holidays begin (Wintec closed)
25DecSaturdayChristmas Day
26DecSundayBoxing Day
27DecMondayChristmas Day observed
28DecTuesdayBoxing Day observed

Other Wintec events

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    Do you have interests in biotechnology, environmental science, and food technology? Join us at Wintec and find out how you can get your career started in the applied science industry.

  • Master of Nursing Science Online Information Session

    Are you curious about a career change and interested in entering the nursing industry? The Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) is a two-year programme enables those that hold degrees in any subject to gain a faster pathway to registered nursing.

  • Raglan Information Session | Arboriculture

    Are you interested in a career in tree care and working outdoors? Join us for an information session at our Raglan Campus and find out how you can get your career started in the arboriculture industry, for FREE.