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Study Timetables

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Timetables of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and other classes for most papers are arranged centrally in order to make the most effective use of the University’s buildings and facilities.

In most cases, your papers will have a timetable of classes into which you are streamed. Information on the timetable, streaming and rooms is displayed in your personal timetable in eVision.

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The University reserves the right to amend the timetable in response to the introduction of such changes (including addition, withdrawal or restructuring of papers and programmes) as it may judge to be necessary or desirable and/or in response to variations to the numbers of students enrolled in specific papers.

View the University timetable

The University Timetable may be viewed online through the Web Timetable Viewer. You can choose to view the timetable by paper(s) or room(s) within a selected time frame.

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The timetable displays information on class times and locations of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • laboratories and practicals
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • film screenings
  • terms tests

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Streaming and room allocation


Streaming is required for those classes where the number of students enrolled means that students need to be separated into different lectures, tutorials or laboratories. You will be allocated to specific streams by eVision at the time you select your papers. The system will make a best fit to avoid clashes with other papers and to take into account enrolments across the paper.

Prior to the release of the roomed timetable, the timetable is provisional. There will be further amendments to streams as numbers fluctuate, streams are added and removed by departments, and populations are balanced.

Shortly prior to the start of the semester, the roomed timetable is released to eVision, and you will be advised to check your timetable. At this point the timetable is no longer provisional, and you will be able to see any changes that have been made since selecting your papers. If you are streamed into a specific class, it is important that you always attend this stream.

If you need to change your allocated stream or have not been streamed into a class, you should contact the relevant teaching department for advice. It may be possible to request stream changes from academic departments, however there is no guarantee that departments will allow students to change streams. Some departments manage their streams very tightly due to resources and space in classes.

Room allocation

The roomed timetable will be released to eVision shortly before the beginning of the semester. Room allocations can change before or during the first weeks of a semester.

If an allocated room has to be changed after room information is first displayed in eVision you will be notified through Blackboard, email, departmental noticeboards or in class.

Teaching locations

You can find the location of teaching venues, computer rooms, exam locations and more using the room information in your timetable in eVision, by looking at Otago Maps or you can view a printable version of the Dunedin Campus Map (641Kb in PDF format).

If you require further assistance in locating a room, you may contact the University Information Centre staff who can also assist you.

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Preliminary lectures

Preliminary lectures for first semester and full-year papers are held by many, but not all departments on the Friday prior to the first week of lectures. They provide information on where formal lectures will be held and other relevant information about the papers in which you are enrolled.

Once the times and venue for Preliminary Lectures have been confirmed, this information will be available from the Preliminary Lectures page

There are no preliminary lectures for second semester papers. Contact the relevant teaching department for information.

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Booking a room

Students may book a room for appropriate group activities where spaces are available. To request a booking, please email

Further information is available from the Casual Room Bookings page.

Timetable information for staff

View timetable information for University staff, including the late timetable change request process.