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Student administration

ID cards

You will be able to obtain your student ID card after you accept your declaration. Your ID card is your main form of identification at the University.

The staff at the ID Card Office will take your photo and issue you with a card on the spot. At this point we will also confirm your username and new password (also printed on your ID card) which gives you access to a range of University services and systems including eVision.

The ID Card Office is located next to the University Information Centre in the Information Services Building (ISB) on the Dunedin campus (which also houses the Central Library).

For more information on student ID cards, check out the ID card page on the university website.

Student username and password

Once you accept your declaration you will receive an email from the University advising you of your username. You will need to use this to log into eVision along with the new password you will get once you have your student ID card. Note that once you have obtained your ID card, your temporary email login for eVision will no longer work.

Your student username can be used to log into student computers and various online resources such as Student Webmail, eVision and Blackboard.

If you want to change your password you can do this through the Self-Service Password Management page. If you forget your username or password, the IT Service Desk people can help you. You can phone them on +64 3 479 8888 or 0800 479 888, or email them at its.helpdesk@otago.ac.nz.

eVision

eVision is the University's student management system. Not only can you select and submit your papers for approval each year, but you can also use it to view your current programmes, your timetable, update your contact details, check your personal details, and in your final year apply to graduate. View your eVision student portal.

Student email

The University will provide you with your own student email address which uses the format username@student.otago.ac.nz. This is how we will communicate with you so it is important that you check this email account regularly.

To access your email account, go to www.otago.ac.nz/studentmail or use the Student Webmail link in the For current students menu of the University website and log in using your student username and password.

From within Student Webmail you can set your student email address to automatically forward emails to another address if you wish. If you need help using student webmail, visit the Student Webmail FAQs page.

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