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May 2020

Friday, 29 May
Lectures cease before mid-year examinations

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June 2020

Monday, 1 June
Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday, 3 June
Semester One examinations begin
Monday, 15 June
Applications due from students taking only Semester Two papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2020
Wednesday, 17 June
Semester One examinations end
Thursday, 25 June
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only Semester Two papers
Monday, 29 June
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until Friday 3 July)
Monday, 29 June
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in Semester Two

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July 2020

Wednesday, 1 July
Applications open for most entrance scholarships
Monday, 6 July
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only Semester Two papers (late fee may apply)
Monday, 6 July
Semester Two begins
Friday, 10 July
Last day to add Semester Two papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 10 July
Fees due for Semester Two only enrolments
Friday, 24 July
Last day to delete Semester Two papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

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August 2020

Saturday, 1 August
Applications for full-year and Semester One residential college accommodation open
Saturday, 15 August
Applications close for most entrance scholarships
Saturday, 15 August
CANCELLED - Graduation ceremony
Saturday, 22 August
Mid-semester break begins
Monday, 31 August
Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2021
Monday, 31 August
Semester Two resumes

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September 2020

Tuesday, 1 September
Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2021
Friday, 11 September
Last day to withdraw from Semester Two and full-year papers (5pm deadline)
Monday, 14 September
CANCELLED Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020 Launch
Tuesday, 15 September
Applications due for first-year courses in Dental Technology, Oral Health and Radiation Therapy, and second year classes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy in 2021
Wednesday, 30 September
Applications due for full-year and Semester One residential college accommodation

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October 2020

Thursday, 1 October
Applications due for second-year classes in Law in 2021
Friday, 9 October
Lectures end before Semester Two examinations
Wednesday, 14 October
Semester Two examinations begin
Monday, 26 October
Labour Day

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November 2020

Sunday, 1 November
Applications due for the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2020
Saturday, 7 November
Semester Two examinations end
Sunday, 15 November
Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2020

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December 2020

Thursday, 10 December
Applications due from all new and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or Semester One subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2021
Thursday, 10 December
Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2021
Saturday, 12 December
Graduation ceremonies
Tuesday, 15 December
Due date for submission of 2021 Summer School papers for course approval
Wednesday, 16 December
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 19 December
Graduation ceremonies

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January

Tuesday, 5 January
University reopens
Monday, 11 January
Summer School classes begin
Monday, 11 January
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (late fee may apply)
Friday, 15 January
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking first semester or full year papers
Monday, 18 January
Last day to add or delete a Summer School papers (5pm deadline)

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February

Wednesday, 3 February
Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
Saturday, 6 February
Waitangi Day
Monday, 8 February
Waitangi Day (observed)
Wednesday, 10 February
Fees due for study beginning in the semester 1
Thursday, 18 February
Pacific first-year students' orientation: Growing Pacific scholars 2021
Friday, 19 February
Summer School classes end
Saturday, 20 February
Summer School examinations begin
Monday, 22 February
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 26 February)
Monday, 22 February
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
Monday, 22 February
Academic Orientation Week commences
Monday, 22 February
eTransition
Monday, 22 February
Course advice and planning
Monday, 22 February
First-year Science Students
Monday, 22 February
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Monday, 22 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Monday, 22 February
Campus Tour
Monday, 22 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Monday, 22 February
Meet Locals in Your Area
Monday, 22 February
Convocation Ceremony - Academic welcome for first year students
Tuesday, 23 February
Course advice and planning
Tuesday, 23 February
First-year Science students
Tuesday, 23 February
eTransition
Tuesday, 23 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Tuesday, 23 February
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Tuesday, 23 February
Campus Tour
Tuesday, 23 February
Locals festival - participate in the University Collegiate Sports Day
Tuesday, 23 February
University Collegiate Sports Day
Wednesday, 24 February
Course advice and planning
Wednesday, 24 February
First-year Science students
Wednesday, 24 February
eTransition
Wednesday, 24 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Wednesday, 24 February
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Wednesday, 24 February
Campus Tour
Wednesday, 24 February
Locals festival - Amazing Trace
Wednesday, 24 February
International students - Official Welcome and Lunch
Wednesday, 24 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Wednesday, 24 February
New international students - Thrive and survive
Wednesday, 24 February
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Orientation
Wednesday, 24 February
Locals festival - Pre Toga Party
Thursday, 25 February
Summer School examinations end
Thursday, 25 February
First-year Science students
Thursday, 25 February
OUSA Clubs Day
Thursday, 25 February
Course advice and planning
Thursday, 25 February
eTransition
Thursday, 25 February
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Thursday, 25 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Thursday, 25 February
Campus Tour
Thursday, 25 February
Locals festival - Welcome Repeat
Thursday, 25 February
Tauira Māori - Hāngī lunch
Thursday, 25 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Thursday, 25 February
University of Otago Pacific Welcome
Friday, 26 February
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking semester 1 and full-year papers (a late fee may apply)
Friday, 26 February
Preliminary lectures
Friday, 26 February
Preliminary lectures for semester 1 and full-year papers
Friday, 26 February
Locals festival - HQ Open Day
Friday, 26 February
Course advice and planning
Friday, 26 February
First-year Science students
Friday, 26 February
Combined degrees overview
Friday, 26 February
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Friday, 26 February
Business overview
Friday, 26 February
Combined degrees overview
Friday, 26 February
Business overview

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March

Monday, 1 March
Formal lectures begin
Monday, 1 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Tuesday, 2 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Wednesday, 3 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Wednesday, 3 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Wednesday, 3 March
POSTPONED - Mature student workshop
Thursday, 4 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Friday, 5 March
Last day to add semester 1 or full-year papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 5 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Monday, 8 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Monday, 8 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Monday, 8 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Monday, 8 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Tuesday, 9 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Wednesday, 10 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Thursday, 11 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Friday, 12 March
Intro to IT at Otago (Learning Labs)
Friday, 19 March
Last day to delete semester 1 papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
Friday, 26 March
Last day to delete full-year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)