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February

Monday, 6 February
Waitangi Day
Tuesday, 7 February
Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 10 February
Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
Friday, 17 February
Summer School classes end
Friday, 17 February
locals Welcome
Saturday, 18 February
Summer School examinations begin
Monday, 20 February
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
Monday, 20 February
Academic Orientation Week 20-24 February
Monday, 20 February
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students 20-24 February
Monday, 20 February
Māori Welcome - Pōwhiri, Ōtākou Marae, Ōtākou
Monday, 20 February
Course advice for first-year Commerce students
Monday, 20 February
OUSA Tent City
Monday, 20 February
eTransition
Monday, 20 February
Campus tours
Monday, 20 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Monday, 20 February
Campus tours
Monday, 20 February
Start right - making the most of course advice
Monday, 20 February
Campus tours
Monday, 20 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Monday, 20 February
Campus tours
Monday, 20 February
Deciding what to do at University
Monday, 20 February
International students - Social media awareness & Kiwiana
Monday, 20 February
locals Orientation - Pre-Convocation Ceremony meetup
Monday, 20 February
Convocation Ceremony
Tuesday, 21 February
OUSA Tent City
Tuesday, 21 February
Course advice for first-year Commerce students
Tuesday, 21 February
eTransition
Tuesday, 21 February
Campus tours
Tuesday, 21 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Tuesday, 21 February
Campus tours
Tuesday, 21 February
Start right - making the most of course advice
Tuesday, 21 February
Sports Day - Orientation Week
Wednesday, 22 February
Course advice for first-year Sciences students
Wednesday, 22 February
Course advice for Health Science First Year students
Wednesday, 22 February
Course Advice Days
Wednesday, 22 February
Course advice for first-year Humanities students
Wednesday, 22 February
Course advice for first-year Commerce students
Wednesday, 22 February
OUSA Tent City
Wednesday, 22 February
New International Students Official Welcome and Expo
Wednesday, 22 February
eTransition
Wednesday, 22 February
Support and Services Expo
Wednesday, 22 February
Course advice for first-year BBiomedSc students
Wednesday, 22 February
Campus tours
Wednesday, 22 February
OUSA Clubs Day
Wednesday, 22 February
Ngā Rōpū Day
Wednesday, 22 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Wednesday, 22 February
Planning your Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme
Wednesday, 22 February
Campus tours
Wednesday, 22 February
Introduction to LAWS 101: Pathway to the Profession
Wednesday, 22 February
Getting started at the library
Wednesday, 22 February
Campus tours
Wednesday, 22 February
Campus tours
Wednesday, 22 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Wednesday, 22 February
Course advice for first-year BBiomedSc students
Wednesday, 22 February
International students - Secrets to academic success
Wednesday, 22 February
International students - Staying safe and well
Thursday, 23 February
Summer School examinations end
Thursday, 23 February
Course advice for first-year Humanities students
Thursday, 23 February
Course advice for first-year Sciences students
Thursday, 23 February
Course advice for first-year Commerce students
Thursday, 23 February
Course Advice Days
Thursday, 23 February
Course advice for Health Science First Year students
Thursday, 23 February
OUSA Rummage Sale
Thursday, 23 February
eTransition
Thursday, 23 February
Course advice for first-year BBiomedSc students
Thursday, 23 February
Course advice for first-year BBiomedSc students
Thursday, 23 February
Planning your Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme
Thursday, 23 February
Introduction to LAWS 101: Pathway to the Profession
Thursday, 23 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Thursday, 23 February
locals Orientation - Welcome and BBQ
Thursday, 23 February
Learn, develop, succeed
Thursday, 23 February
Hāngī
Thursday, 23 February
International students - Looking after yourselves in NZ’s great outdoors
Thursday, 23 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Friday, 24 February
Preliminary lectures
Friday, 24 February
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers (late fee may apply)
Friday, 24 February
Course advice for first-year Commerce students
Friday, 24 February
Welcome and introduction to the BCom - all Commerce students
Friday, 24 February
Welcome and introduction to the BCom - all Commerce students
Saturday, 25 February
OUSA International Food Festival
Monday, 27 February
Formal lectures begin

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March

Thursday, 2 March
Returning to study? Unistart
Friday, 3 March
Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 17 March
Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
Friday, 24 March
Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

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April

Friday, 14 April
Good Friday, mid-semester break begins
Monday, 17 April
Easter Monday
Tuesday, 18 April
Otago Anniversary Day observance (Dunedin)
Monday, 24 April
First semester resumes
Tuesday, 25 April
ANZAC Day

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May

Friday, 5 May
Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
Monday, 8 May
Live streaming of 13 & 20 May 2017 Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 13 May
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 20 May
Graduation ceremonies

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June

Friday, 2 June
Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
Monday, 5 June
Queen's Birthday
Wednesday, 7 June
First semester examinations begin
Thursday, 15 June
Applications due from students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2017
Wednesday, 21 June
First semester examinations end
Sunday, 25 June
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers
Friday, 30 June
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers (late fee may apply)

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July

Monday, 3 July
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 6 July)
Monday, 3 July
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in second semester
Thursday, 6 July
Course Advice Day
Monday, 10 July
Fees due for second semester only enrolments
Monday, 10 July
Second semester begins
Friday, 14 July
Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 28 July
Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

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August

Saturday, 19 August
Graduation ceremony
Saturday, 26 August
Mid-semester break begins
Thursday, 31 August
Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2018

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September

Friday, 1 September
Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2018
Monday, 4 September
Second semester resumes
Friday, 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 2018
Friday, 15 September
Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)

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October

Sunday, 1 October
Applications due for second year classes in Law and the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2018
Friday, 13 October
Lectures end before second semester examinations
Wednesday, 18 October
Second semester examinations begin
Monday, 23 October
Labour Day

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November

Saturday, 11 November
Second semester examinations end
Wednesday, 15 November
Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2018

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December

Saturday, 9 December
Graduation ceremonies
Sunday, 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 2018
Sunday, 10 December
Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2018
Sunday, 10 December
Applications due for the first year of the Bachelor of Physical Education programme in 2018 (later applications will be considered if places are available)
Wednesday, 13 December
Graduation ceremonies
Friday, 15 December
Due date for submission of Summer School papers for course approval
Saturday, 16 December
Graduation ceremonies
Tuesday, 19 December
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (late fee may apply)

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January 2018

Monday, 15 January
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking first semester or full years papers