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January

Friday, 15 January
Summer School fees due
Friday, 15 January
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking first semester and full year papers
Monday, 18 January
Last day to add or delete Summer School papers (5pm deadline)

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February

Saturday, 6 February
Waitangi Day
Monday, 8 February
Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
Monday, 8 February
Public Holiday (Waitangi Day observed)
Wednesday, 10 February
Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
Sunday, 14 February
Welcome session for local Dunedin students and families
Tuesday, 16 February
Welcome session for students living in a residential college and their families
Friday, 19 February
Summer School classes end
Saturday, 20 February
Summer School examinations begin
Saturday, 20 February
Welcome session for students living in a residential college and their families
Monday, 22 February
Latest arrival for international students studying in first semeter
Monday, 22 February
Māori Orientation
Monday, 22 February
OUSA Tent city and daily activities
Monday, 22 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Monday, 22 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Monday, 22 February
Locals Orientation - Pre-Convocation Ceremony meetup
Monday, 22 February
Convocation Ceremony
Tuesday, 23 February
OUSA Tent city and daily activities
Tuesday, 23 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Tuesday, 23 February
Pacific Islands First Year Students’ Orientation
Tuesday, 23 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Tuesday, 23 February
Sports Day
Tuesday, 23 February
OUSA Comedy Show
Wednesday, 24 February
Course advice for Health Sciences First-Year students
Wednesday, 24 February
Course Advice Days: Wednesday 24 - Thursday 25 February 2016
Wednesday, 24 February
Course advice for first-year Sciences students
Wednesday, 24 February
Course advice for first-year students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts and/or First year Law
Wednesday, 24 February
Course advice for first-year Humanities students
Wednesday, 24 February
Course advice for first-year Commerce students
Wednesday, 24 February
OUSA Tent city and daily activities
Wednesday, 24 February
Course advice for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (First-Year)
Wednesday, 24 February
International Student Information Session and Expo
Wednesday, 24 February
eTransition
Wednesday, 24 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Wednesday, 24 February
OUSA Clubs Day
Wednesday, 24 February
UNIO 101: Transition to University
Wednesday, 24 February
Support and Services Expo
Wednesday, 24 February
Planning your Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme
Wednesday, 24 February
UNIO 102: Success at University
Wednesday, 24 February
Introduction to LAWS 101: Pathway to the Profession
Wednesday, 24 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Wednesday, 24 February
UNIO 101: Transition to University
Wednesday, 24 February
UNIO 102: Success at University
Thursday, 25 February
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers
Thursday, 25 February
Summer School examinations end
Thursday, 25 February
OUSA Rummage Sale
Thursday, 25 February
Course advice for first-year Humanities students
Thursday, 25 February
OUSA Tent city and daily activities
Thursday, 25 February
Course Advice Days: Wednesday 24 - Thursday 25 February 2016
Thursday, 25 February
Course advice for Health Sciences First-Year students
Thursday, 25 February
Course advice for first-year students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts and/or First Year Law
Thursday, 25 February
Course advice for first-year Commerce students
Thursday, 25 February
Course advice for first-year Sciences students
Thursday, 25 February
Course advice for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (First-Year)
Thursday, 25 February
eTransition
Thursday, 25 February
UNIO 101: Transition to University
Thursday, 25 February
Commerce Mix and Mingle
Thursday, 25 February
Support and Services Expo
Thursday, 25 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Thursday, 25 February
Planning your Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme
Thursday, 25 February
Introduction to LAWS 101: Pathway to the Profession
Thursday, 25 February
Locals Orientation - welcome and BBQ
Thursday, 25 February
UNIO 102: Success at University
Thursday, 25 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Thursday, 25 February
Hangi at the Māori Centre/Te Roopu Māori
Thursday, 25 February
UNIO 101: Transition to University
Thursday, 25 February
UNIO 102: Success at University
Thursday, 25 February
University of Otago Pacific Welcome 2016
Friday, 26 February
Preliminary lectures for first semester and full year papers
Friday, 26 February
OUSA Tent city and daily activities
Friday, 26 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Friday, 26 February
Campus tour for new students and their families
Saturday, 27 February
OUSA International Food Festival
Monday, 29 February
Formal lectures begin

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March

Friday, 4 March
Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 18 March
Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
Thursday, 24 March
Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
Friday, 25 March
Good Friday
Friday, 25 March
Mid-semester break begins
Monday, 28 March
Easter Monday
Tuesday, 29 March
Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)

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April

Monday, 4 April
First semester resumes
Monday, 25 April
ANZAC Day

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May

Friday, 6 May
Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
Saturday, 14 May
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 21 May
Graduation ceremonies

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June

Friday, 3 June
Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
Monday, 6 June
Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday, 8 June
First semester examinations begin
Wednesday, 15 June
Applications due from students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2016
Wednesday, 22 June
First semester examinations end
Saturday, 25 June
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers
Monday, 27 June
University of Otago International School classes begin
Thursday, 30 June
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers

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July

Monday, 4 July
Latest arrival date for international students studying in second semester
Wednesday, 6 July
Orientation for international students
Thursday, 7 July
Course Advice Day
Sunday, 10 July
Fees due for second semester only enrolments
Monday, 11 July
Second semester begins
Friday, 15 July
Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 29 July
Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

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August

Saturday, 20 August
Graduation ceremony
Monday, 29 August
Mid-semester break begins
Wednesday, 31 August
University of Otago International School classes end
Wednesday, 31 August
Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2017

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September

Thursday, 1 September
Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2017
Monday, 5 September
Second semester resumes
Thursday, 15 September
Applications due for first year courses in Dental Technology, Oral Health and Radiation Therapy, and second year classes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy in 2017
Friday, 16 September
Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)

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October

Saturday, 1 October
Applications due for second year classes in Law and the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2017
Friday, 14 October
Lectures end before second semester examinations
Wednesday, 19 October
Second semester examinations begin
Monday, 24 October
Labour Day

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November

Saturday, 12 November
Second semester examinations end
Tuesday, 15 November
Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2017

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December

Saturday, 10 December
Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2017
Saturday, 10 December
Applications due for the first year of the Bachelor of Physical Education programme in 2017 (later applications will be considered if places are available)
Saturday, 10 December
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 10 December
Applications due from all new and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or first semester subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2017
Wednesday, 14 December
Graduation ceremonies
Thursday, 15 December
Due date for submission of Summer School papers for course approval
Saturday, 17 December
Graduation ceremonies
Wednesday, 21 December
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers