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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 Apr 2021 May 2021 Jun 2021 Jul 2021

July

Friday, 24 July
Last day to delete Semester Two papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

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August

Saturday, 1 August
Applications for full-year and Semester One residential college accommodation open
Saturday, 15 August
Graduation ceremony
Saturday, 15 August
Applications close for most entrance scholarships
Saturday, 15 August
Live streaming of the August 2020 Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 22 August
Mid-semester break begins
Saturday, 29 August
Live streaming of the 29 August 2020 Graduation ceremony
Monday, 31 August
Semester Two resumes
Monday, 31 August
Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2021

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September

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)
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

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

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

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 2021

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 2021

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
Friday, 19 February
Summer School classes end
Saturday, 20 February
Summer School examinations begin
Monday, 22 February
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
Monday, 22 February
Academic Orientation Week commences
Monday, 22 February
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 26 February)
Thursday, 25 February
Summer School examinations end
Friday, 26 February
Preliminary lectures for semester 1 and full-year papers
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
Academic Orientation Week ends

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March 2021

Monday, 1 March
Formal lectures begin
Friday, 5 March
Last day to add semester 1 or full-year papers (5pm deadline)
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)

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April 2021

Thursday, 1 April
Applications for second semester residential college accommodation open
Friday, 2 April
Good Friday – Mid-semester break begins
Monday, 5 April
Easter Monday
Tuesday, 6 April
Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
Monday, 12 April
First semester resumes
Sunday, 25 April
ANZAC Day
Monday, 26 April
ANZAC Day (observed)

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May 2021

Friday, 7 May
Last day to withdraw from semester 1 papers (5pm deadline)
Saturday, 8 May
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 15 May
Graduation ceremonies

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June 2021

Friday, 4 June
Lectures cease before mid-year examinations
Monday, 7 June
Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday, 9 June
Semester 1 examinations begin
Tuesday, 15 June
Applications due from students taking only semester 2 papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2021
Wednesday, 23 June
Semester 1 examinations end
Friday, 25 June
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only semester 2 papers
Monday, 28 June
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until Friday 2 July)
Monday, 28 June
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in second semester

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July 2021

Thursday, 1 July
Applications open for most entrance scholarships for 2022
Monday, 5 July
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until Friday 9 July)
Monday, 5 July
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in second semester
Monday, 12 July
Semester 2 begins
Monday, 12 July
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only semester 2 papers (late fee may apply)
Wednesday, 14 July
Fees due for semester 2 only enrolments
Friday, 16 July
Last day to add semester 2 papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 30 July
Last day to delete semester 2 papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)