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October 2021

Friday, 15 October
Lectures end before semester 2 examinations
Wednesday, 20 October
Semester 2 examinations begin
Monday, 25 October
Labour Day

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November 2021

Monday, 1 November
Applications due for the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2022
Saturday, 13 November
Semester 2 examinations end
Monday, 15 November
Applications due for second-year classes in Surveying in 2022

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December 2021

Friday, 10 December
Applications due from all new and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or semester 1 subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2022 (subject to change)
Friday, 10 December
Honours and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in Applied Science, Arts and Music, Commerce, Education, Theology, and Science (late applications will be accepted). Most masters’ degree programmes (late applications normally accepted)
Saturday, 11 December
CANCELLED – Graduation ceremonies
Wednesday, 15 December
CANCELLED - Graduation ceremonies
Wednesday, 15 December
Due date for submission of 2022 Summer School papers for course approval (subject to change)
Saturday, 18 December
CANCELLED - Graduation ceremonies

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January

Wednesday, 5 January
University reopens
Monday, 10 January
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (late fee may apply)
Monday, 10 January
Summer School classes begin
Saturday, 15 January
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking semester 1 or full year papers
Monday, 17 January
Last day to add Summer School papers (11:59pm deadline)
Friday, 21 January
Last day to delete Summer School papers with refund of fees (11:59pm deadline)

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February

Friday, 4 February
Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
Sunday, 6 February
Waitangi Day
Monday, 7 February
Waitangi Day (observed)
Thursday, 10 February
Fees due for study beginning in semester 1
Friday, 18 February
Summer School classes end
Saturday, 19 February
Summer School examinations begin
Monday, 21 February
Orientation Week commences
Monday, 21 February
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in semester 1
Monday, 21 February
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 25 February)
Thursday, 24 February
Summer School examinations end
Friday, 25 February
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking semester 1 and full-year papers (a late fee may apply)
Friday, 25 February
Orientation Week ends
Friday, 25 February
Preliminary lectures for semester 1 and full-year papers
Monday, 28 February
Formal lectures begin

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March

Friday, 4 March
Last day to add semester 1 or full-year papers (11:59pm deadline)
Friday, 18 March
Last day to delete semester 1 papers with refund of fees (11:59pm deadline)
Friday, 25 March
Last day to delete full-year papers with refund of fees (11:59pm deadline)

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April

Friday, 1 April
Applications for semester 2 residential college accommodation open
Friday, 15 April
Good Friday – Mid-semester break begins
Monday, 18 April
Easter Monday
Tuesday, 19 April
Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
Monday, 25 April
ANZAC Day
Tuesday, 26 April
Semester 1 resumes

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May

Sunday, 1 May
International student applications open for most programmes of study beginning in 2023
Monday, 2 May
Live streaming of the May 2022 Graduation ceremonies
Friday, 6 May
Last day to withdraw from semester 1 papers (5pm deadline)
Saturday, 14 May
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 21 May
Graduation ceremonies

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June

Friday, 3 June
Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
Monday, 6 June
Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday, 8 June
Semester 1 examinations begin
Wednesday, 15 June
Applications due from students taking only semester 2 papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2022
Wednesday, 22 June
Semester 1 examinations end
Friday, 24 June
Matariki
Saturday, 25 June
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only semester 2 papers

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July

Friday, 1 July
Applications open for most entrance scholarships for 2023
Monday, 4 July
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in semester 2
Monday, 4 July
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until Friday 8 July)
Sunday, 10 July
Fees due for semester 2 only enrolments
Monday, 11 July
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only semester 2 papers (late fee may apply)
Monday, 11 July
Semester 2 begins
Friday, 15 July
Last day to add semester 2 papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 29 July
Last day to delete semester 2 papers with refund of fees (11:59pm deadline)

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August

Monday, 1 August
Applications for full-year and semester 1 residential college accommodation open
Monday, 1 August
Applications for Health Sciences professional programmes open
Monday, 15 August
Applications close for most entrance scholarships for 2023
Saturday, 20 August
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 27 August
Mid-semester break begins
Wednesday, 31 August
Applications due for first enrolment in Bachelor of Teaching programme in 2023