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Information for current students

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Information, links to frequently used applications and resources, and latest news items for current students at the University of Otago.

Graduates in gowns walking away

Graduation live streaming

You can watch a live stream of a graduation ceremony online on the day of the ceremony. Streaming begins approximately one hour prior to the start of each ceremony.

Live streaming of 12 & 19 May 2018 Graduation ceremonies

Three first-year students walking through campus

Is this your first year at Otago?

The new first-year students website has the information you need to make the most of your first year.

First-year students website

University Course Advice Service

Student obtaining course advice from University staff

Whether you are in your first, second, or third year, the University Course Advice Service is here to help.

They can look at not just your current course of study, but ensure that it is setting you up so you can complete your qualification in a timely manner, and will get you where you want to go.

Course advice is available throughout the year, and at any time during your studies.

Course Advice website

Guide to Enrolment

The Guide to Enrolment tells you what you need to do to complete your degree and lists the available papers.

Some information may have changed since the Guide to Enrolment was produced. See the following links for more up-to-date information:

Making the most of your time at Otago

Otago Life website

Study skills - digital resources

Student Learning Development

Locals programme


Key dates

  • Monday 9 April
    First semester resumes
  • Wednesday 25 April
    ANZAC Day
  • Friday 4 May
    Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
  • Saturday 12 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Saturday 19 May
    Graduation ceremonies
  • Friday 1 June
    Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
  • Monday 4 June
    Queen's Birthday
  • Wednesday 6 June
    First semester examinations begin
  • Friday 15 June
    Applications due from students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2018
  • Wednesday 20 June
    First semester examinations end
  • Monday 25 June
    Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers

Full list of academic key dates