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Information for current students

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Information, links to frequently used applications and resources, and latest news items for current students at the University of Otago.

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Looking to graduate in May?

Applications to graduate either in person or in absentia at the May ceremony will open on Monday 5 March and will close on Monday 19 March. Late applications are unable to be accepted. The Graduation page have more information.

Graduation at Otago

Three first-year students walking through campus

Is this your first year at Otago?

The new first-year students website has the information you need to make the most of your first year.

First-year students website

University Course Advice Service

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Whether you are in your first, second, or third year, the University Course Advice Service is here to help.

They can look at not just your current course of study, but ensure that it is setting you up so you can complete your qualification in a timely manner, and will get you where you want to go.

Course advice is available throughout the year, and at any time during your studies.

Course Advice website

Guide to Enrolment

The Guide to Enrolment tells you what you need to do to complete your degree and lists the available papers.

Some information may have changed since the Guide to Enrolment was produced. See the following links for more up-to-date information:

Making the most of your time at Otago

Otago Life website

Study skills - digital resources

Student Learning Development

Locals programme


Key dates

  • Friday 2 March
    Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 16 March
    Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 23 March
    Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
  • Friday 30 March
    Good Friday
    Mid-semester break begins
  • Monday 2 April
    Easter Monday
  • Tuesday 3 April
    Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
  • Monday 9 April
    First semester resumes
  • Wednesday 25 April
    ANZAC Day

Full list of academic key dates