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Upcoming events

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Clocktower.
30 Jan January

Letterpress Printing by Hand (with John Holmes)

Monday, 30 January 2023 at 10:00am - Otakou Press Room, 1st Floor, Central Library, Dunedin
This course is for anyone who would like to extend their skills and knowledge in letterpress.

01 Feb February

Inaugural New Zealand Hydrogen Symposium

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 - St David Complex Lecture Theatre, University of Otago Dunedin campus
We are pleased to invite you to join the inaugural New Zealand Hydrogen Symposium (NZHS), to be held in Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.

03 Feb February

Clocktower lawn picnic

Friday, 3 February 2023 at 4:00pm - University of Otago Clocktower Lawn, Dunedin
Bring your picnic blanket and join us for an evening of food, entertainment and fun for all ages.

04 Feb February

Ōtepoti Ocean Youth

Saturday, 4 February 2023 at 10:00am - New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, Dunedin
Ōtepoti Ocean Youth provides hands-on experiences learning about ocean conservation. Through development of skills in science communication, technology, marketing and event management you will take an active role in finding solutions.

07 Feb February

2023 Public Health Summer School

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 at 9:00am - University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington
Offering 15 short courses (1–2 days) on a range of topics in public health. A great opportunity for professional development. Ideal for those working in health, research or policy. Held in-person in Wellington. Some courses online

08 Feb February

National Security School 2023

Wednesday, 8 February 2023 at 10:05am - St Margaret's College, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin
Rethinking New Zealand's National Security.

11 Feb February

Ōtepoti Ocean Youth

Saturday, 11 February 2023 at 7:00am - New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, Dunedin
Ōtepoti Ocean Youth provides hands-on experiences learning about ocean conservation. Through development of skills in science communication, technology, marketing and event management you will take an active role in finding solutions.

13 Feb February

Vice-Chancellor's welcome back to staff

Monday, 13 February 2023 at 5:00pm - St David Complex lecture theatre and foyer, Dunedin campus
A welcome event for the University's front-line staff, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor.

 

Fofoa accommodation orientation

Thursday, 16 February 2023 at 9:00am -  Pacific Islands Centre, 520 Castle Street
Orientation for students who have received a 2023 Fofoa Accommodation Award.

20 Feb February

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Monday, 20 February 2023 - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Campus tours

Monday, 20 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

Turaka Hou Pōwhiri, Ōtākou Marae

Monday, 20 February 2023 - Te Huka Mātauraka (the Māori Centre), 515 Castle Street North
We warmly welcome you and your whānau to attend the pōwhiri at Ōtākou Marae.

 

Ori '23

Monday, 20 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Course advice

Monday, 20 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Monday, 20 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

Meet Locals in your area

Monday, 20 February 2023 at 4:00pm - Otago Business School Atrium, 60 Clyde St, Corner of Clyde Street and Union Street East
A social event for students who are flatting, boarding or living at home in their first year.

21 Feb February

Ori '23

Tuesday, 21 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Campus tours

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

Course advice

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 10:00am - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Locals pre-Collegiate Sports Day meet-up

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 11:30am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
A chance to take your new Locals t-shirt out for a spin, enjoy a Dunner stunner and kick off the intercollege competition for 2023.

 

University Collegiate Sports Day

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 12:30pm - Logan Park
An afternoon of social sport – complete with chants, flags and collegiate t-shirts.

22 Feb February

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Ori '23

Wednesday, 22 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Campus tours

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

Course advice

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

Mature student meet and greet

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 10:00am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
A social event for first year students aged 20 or over.

 

Let’s get down to Business party

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 10:00am - Ground floor, Otago Business School
Nau mai, haere mai, and a very warm welcome to all BCom, BEntr, BComSci and BACom students.

 

Sciences course advice

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 1:00pm - Smithell’s Gymnasium, 690 Cumberland Street
Expert academic advice for students enrolled in the BSc, BAppSc, BASc, BComSc, Surveying First Year or Engineering Intermediate.

 

The Amazing Trace (Locals)

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 1:00pm - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
Learn how to navigate campus in style. For students who are flatting, boarding or living at home in their first year.

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Orientation

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 2:15pm - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
Your introduction to everything about the Bachelor of Arts at Otago.

 

Locals Pre-Toga Party

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 6:00pm - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
Enjoy the lead up to your Toga Party in style with Locals! We have sheets and expert toga tiers ready to help you.

 

Toga Party

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 8:00pm - Union Lawn and Hall
Grab your sheets and head on down.

 

Campus tours

Thursday, 23 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Thursday, 23 February 2023 - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Ori '23

Thursday, 23 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Course advice

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

Locals welcome repeat

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 10:00am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)

 

Kai Māori Festival

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 11:00am - The open space next to Te Roopū Māori and Te Huka Mātauraka, 515 Castle St North
Featuring kai stalls, a live band, performances from local kapa haka roopū, spot prizes and competitions, and representation from mana whenua and all the Nga Roopū Māori executives.

 

Hāngī lunch

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 12:00pm - Te Huka Mātauraka, 515 Castle Street North
A welcome lunch for tauira Māori at Te Huka Mātauraka (the Māori Centre) – your “whānau on campus”.

 

Sciences course advice

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 1:00pm - Smithell’s Gymnasium, 690 Cumberland Street
Expert academic advice for students enrolled in the BSc, BAppSc, BASc, BComSc, Surveying First Year or Engineering Intermediate.

 

University of Otago Pacific Welcome

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 5:30pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre (welcome) and St David Complex (dinner).
Our annual welcome event for all new and returning Pacific students and their families.

24 Feb February

Ori '23

Friday, 24 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Combined degrees overview

Friday, 24 February 2023 - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre
An introduction to the combined degrees at Otago, for new BACom, BASc and BComSc students.

 

Preliminary lectures

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 8:30am - Various
Short presentations that give you important introductory information about your papers.

 

Course advice

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

Locals HQ open day

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 9:00am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
Come and hang out with the Locals Team at our HQ in between your prelim lectures.

 

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) orientation

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 11:00am - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre
A dedicated orientation session for Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students, to help you get set for the next three years.

 

Pride Night

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 4:00pm - Otago Museum Reserve Lawn
Join us for a celebration of queerness in Ōtepoti!

07 Mar March

Medical class of 1970 reunion

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 - Waiheke Island
Join the classmates for a reunion on beautiful Waiheke Island.

09 Mar March

Medical Class of 1964 Reunion

Thursday, 9 March 2023 at 4:00pm - Picton Yacht Club Hotel, Picton
Join us in beautiful Picton for our Class of '64 reunion!

 

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Rebecca Grainger

Thursday, 9 March 2023 at 5:30pm - Horne Theatre, Wellington Regional Hospital (blue lift), Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, and online via Zoom
Professor Rebecca Grainger delivers her Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled, “Products, processes and people: making sense in medicine”.

17 Mar March

Medical class of 1982 reunion

Friday, 17 March 2023 - University of Otago Dunedin campus and surrounds
Join classmates to celebrate our 40th year since graduation.

21 Mar March

Medical class of 1963 reunion

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 - The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth
Join classmates to celebrate our 50th-anniversary reunion in New Plymouth.

 

Medical class of 1980 reunion

Friday, 24 March 2023 - University of Otago Dunedin campus and surrounds
Join classmates for your 43-year anniversary reunion!

13 Apr April

Law 150th Celebrations and Reunion, 2023

Thursday, 13 April 2023 - University of Otago, Dunedin
A major conference, reunion and gala dinner will be held in 2023 to celebrate 150 years of Law teaching at the University of Otago.

 

Te Roopū Whai Pūtake 30th Anniversary Reunion

Thursday, 13 April 2023 - Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, Dunedin
Te Roopū Whai Pūtake 30th Anniversary Reunion 13–14 April 2023, University of Otago – Nau mai, hoki mai

21 Apr April

Class of 1993 Arana Hall Reunion

Friday, 21 April 2023 at 5:00pm - Arana College and University campus, Dunedin
Calling all Arana Hall students from 1993. We have a fabulous weekend of reconnecting and reminiscing planned for 21 and 22 April, 2023.

25 Apr April

ANZAC Day

Tuesday, 25 April 2023

27 Apr April

Dental class of 1983 reunion

Thursday, 27 April 2023 - University of Otago, Dunedin campus
We're having a reunion to mark 40 years since we graduated together!

23 Oct October

Labour Day

Monday, 23 October 2023

29 May May

Otago Medical School 150th anniversary

Thursday, 29 May 2025 - Various, Dunedin
The University of Otago, Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou, is pleased to announce that the Otago Medical School, Te Kura Hauora o Ōtākou, will be celebrating 150 years in 2025.