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The week map refers to the University of Otago academic year and does not necessarily correspond with other week maps.

When making timetable changes refer to the week of year rather than the week of the semester.

The University is closed on Public holidays.

2018

Week Monday–Friday Events Public Holidays
1 1–5 January Monday 1 January New Year's Day, Tuesday 2 Jan Day after New Year's Day
2 8–12 January Summer School begins Monday 8 January
3 15–19 January
4 22–26 January
5 29 January–2 February
6 5–9 February Tuesday 6 February Waitangi Day
7 12–16 February Summer School: Classes cease Friday 16 February; exams begin Saturday 17 February
8 19–23 February Summer School Exams cease Friday 23 February, Convocation Ceremony Monday 19 February, Course Advice Days Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February, Preliminary Lectures Friday 23 February
9 26 February–2 March First semester begins Monday 26 February
10 5–9 March
11 12–16 March
12 19–23 March
13 26–30 March 30 March Good Friday
14 2–6 April Mid-Semester Break 2 April Easter Monday, Tuesday 3 April Otago Anniversary observed (Dunedin)
15 9–13 April
16 16–20 April
17 23–27 April Wednesday 25 April ANZAC Day
18 30 April–4 May
19 7–11 May
20 14–18 May
21 21–25 May
22 28 May–1 June First semester classes cease Friday 1 June
23 4–8 June Mid-year Examinations begin Wednesday 6 June Monday 4 June Queen’s Birthday
24 11–15 June
25 18–22 June Mid-year Examinations end Wednesday 20 June
26 25–29 June
27 2–6 July Second semester Course Advice Day Thursday 5 July
28 9–13 July Second semester begins Monday 9 July
29 16–20 July
30 23–27 July
31 30 July–3 August
32 6–10 August
33 13–17 August
34 20–24 August
35 27–31 August Mid-Semester Break
36 3–7 September
37 10–14 September
38 17–21 September
39 24–28 September
40 1–5 October
41 8–12 October Second semester classes cease Friday 12 October
42 15–19 October End of year Examinations begin Wednesday 17 October
43 22–26 October Monday 22 October Labour Day
44 29 October–2 November
45 5–9 November End of year examinations end Saturday 10 November
46 12–16 November
47 19–23 November
48 26–30 November
49 3–7 December
50 10–14 December
51 17–21 December
52 24–28 December Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day, Wednesday 26 December Boxing Day

See the Academic Key Dates page for details of events and key dates throughout the year.