Canterbury University plans to resume operations next week, after shutting down immediately after the latest aftershocks in Christchurch.
Exams have been rescheduled to take place from 20 June, though Vice-Chancellor Rod Carr says in some cases students won't need to sit exams.
Some will sit a home test instead, and for others, there is enough academic information available to determine a final grade.
Aegrotat assessments, under which students can pass despite an absence through illness, will also be available.
The university has confirmed the semester break will be from 26 June with the intention of re-opening as planned for the second semester on 11 July.