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150th Anniversary Celebrations events

Please find below the confirmed key dates for 150th Anniversary Celebrations events throughout 2019.

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Queen's Birthday Weekend events run from Friday 31 May to Monday 3 June 2019.
Registrations for the Queen's Birthday Weekend events are essential.
Register for the Queen's Birthday Weekend events

Date Event
January 25 Burns Night - Supper
February 15 Clocktower Lawn Picnic
March 15 150th Book Launch
March 16 POSTPONED - Street Parade
April 12 - 14 Science Teller Festival
April 13 "Tally Ho! 3" Concert
April 19 – 22 EASTER
May 31 150th Exhibition Opening
June 1

The full programme for Queen's Birthday weekend

Devonshire Tea

150th Academic Procession and Official Convocation Ceremony

150th Fireworks Display

Anniversary Dinner

June 2

Church Service

Residential College Lunches

Campus Tours

A Celebration of the University in Music - Gala Concert

June 3

Forsyth Barr Stadium Tours

150th Rugby Match


June - August Winter Symposium Series
August 10 Anniversary Gold Ball
September 13 - 20 UNESCO Play Festival
September 28 - 29 1869 Heritage Festival
September 30 International Rowing Regatta
November 22 - 24 University College 50th Reunion