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International Student Key Dates

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2014 Academic Semester dates

Summer School

6 January

Course advising for summer school
Formal classes begin
International Summer School Orientation/Welcome

6 February Waitangi Day (public holiday)
14 February Summer School lectures cease
15 February Summer School examination period begins
20 February Summer School examination period ends

First Semester

13 February International students should plan to be on campus by this day (at the latest)
14, 17, 18 February Course Approval
19 - 21 February International Student Orientation Programme
21 February Preliminary lectures held
24 February Formal lectures begin
18 April Mid-Semester break begins / Good Friday (public holiday)
21 April Easter Monday (public holiday)
22 April Otago Anniversary day celebrated (University holiday)
25 April ANZAC Day (public holiday)
28 April First Semester resumes
30 May First Semester lectures cease
31 May First Semester examination period begins
2 June Queens Birthday (public holiday)
18 June First Semester examination period ends

Second Semester

1 July International Students should plan to be on campus by this date
2-4 July International Student Orientation Programme
3 July Course Approval
7 July Second Semester lectures begin
25 August Mid-semester break begins
1 September Second Semester resumes
10 October Second Semester lectures cease
15 October Second Semester examination period begins
27 October Labour Day (public holiday)
8 November Second Semester examination period ends

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2015 Academic Semester Dates

Summer School

5 January

Formal classes begin
International Summer School Orientation / Welcome

6 February Waitangi Day (public holiday)
13 February Summer School lectures cease
14 February Summer School examination period begins
19 February Summer School examination period ends

First Semester

13 February International students should plan to be on campus by this day (at the latest)
16 -20 February International Student Orientation Programme
20 February Preliminary lectures held
23 February Formal lectures begin
3 April Mid-Semester break begins / Good Friday (public holiday)
6 April Easter Monday (public holiday)
7 April Otago Anniversary day celebrated (University holiday)
13 April First Semester resumes
27 April ANZAC Day observed (public holiday)
29 May First Semester lectures cease
30 May First Semester examination period begins
1 June Queens Birthday (public holiday)
17 June First Semester examination period ends

Second Semester

1 July International Students should plan to be on campus by this date
1 - 3 July International Student Orientation Programme
6 July Second Semester lectures begin
22 August Mid-semester break begins
31 August Second Semester resumes
9 October Second Semester lectures cease
10 October Second Semester examination period begins
26 October Labour Day (public holiday)
7 November Second Semester examination period ends

2016 Academic Semester Dates

Summer School

4 January

Formal classes begin
International Summer School Orientation / Welcome

6 February Waitangi Day (public holiday)
12 February Summer School lectures cease
13 February Summer School examination period begins
18 February Summer School examination period ends

First Semester

15 February International students should plan to be on campus by this day (at the latest)
15,16 February Course Advising Days
17 -29 February International Student Orientation Programme
19 February Preliminary lectures held
22 February Formal lectures begin
25 March Mid-Semester break begins / Good Friday (public holiday)
28 March Easter Monday (public holiday)
29 March Otago Anniversary day celebrated (University holiday)
4 April First Semester resumes
25 April ANZAC Day observed (public holiday)
27 May First Semester lectures cease
28 May First Semester examination period begins
6 June Queens Birthday (public holiday)
15 June First Semester examination period ends

Second Semester

28 June International Students should plan to be on campus by this date
29 June - 1 July International Student Orientation Programme
30 June Course Advising Day
4 July Second Semester lectures begin
20 August Mid-semester break begins
29 August Second Semester resumes
7 October Second Semester lectures cease
8 October Second Semester examination period begins
24 October Labour Day (public holiday)
5 November Second Semester examination period ends