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Campus tours 

We are not running campus tours during the school term time but you can pick up a self-guided tour booklet from our Visitors Centre in the St David complex, on the corner of St David St and Cumberland St and wander around at your leisure.

You can also contact the colleges if you would like to be shown around them


Campus tours will resume during the next school holiday period starting in September and to book a tour, please email campus.tours@otago.ac.nz and include the following information:

* The date you would like the tour
* The names of all the people on the tour
* Your home location
* The name of the school the prospective student is attending
* A contact phone number

Guided campus tours

Guided campus tours are available for prospective students and their families. You can book a tour on weekdays at either 10:30am or at 1pm. Please note advance bookings are essential.

Tours are approximately 1.5hrs in duration and consist of a general orientation of the campus and a short visit to two residential colleges – St Margaret's and University College (Unicol).

You are welcome to visit other residential colleges; please contact the individual colleges directly to book a suitable time. Wardens/Masters would be pleased to show you through their facilities, given prior notice to ensure staff availability.

Student accommodation, including residential colleges.

For tour enquiries please contact our Schools' Liaison Administrator:
Email campus.tours@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 8247

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Self-guided tours

Dunedin campus tour

Visit the historic and state-of-the-art buildings which make up the Dunedin campus of New Zealand’s oldest and finest university.

At the Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop, pick up A Visitor's Guide to the University of Otago booklet and take a stroll around the campus.

Central Library

The Central Library is open weekends for those visiting outside normal University hours.

Contact the Library for further information.

Email ask.library@otago.ac.nz

University of Otago Library tours

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School group tours

The Schools' Liaison Office offers tours to school groups. Please note advanced bookings are essential.

Contact the Schools' Liaison Administrator for further information
Email liaison@otago.ac.nz

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