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February

Monday, 4 February
Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
Wednesday, 6 February
Waitangi Day
Sunday, 10 February
Fees due for study beginning in the first semester
Sunday, 10 February
Vice-Chancellor's Welcome to Parents - Locals
Wednesday, 13 February
Vice-Chancellor's Welcome to Parents - Residential Colleges
Friday, 15 February
Summer School classes end
Friday, 15 February
Pre Orientation Week Locals Welcome
Saturday, 16 February
Summer School examinations begin
Monday, 18 February
Enrolment / orientation activities for new international students (until 22 February)
Monday, 18 February
Course advice and planning
Monday, 18 February
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in first semester
Monday, 18 February
Academic Orientation Week commences
Monday, 18 February
Academic Orientation Week commences (until 22 February)
Monday, 18 February
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until 22 February)
Monday, 18 February
Māori Welcome - Pōwhiri, Ōtākou Marae
Monday, 18 February
eTransition
Monday, 18 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Monday, 18 February
Campus Tour
Monday, 18 February
Student Village
Monday, 18 February
Campus Tour
Monday, 18 February
Campus Tour
Monday, 18 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Monday, 18 February
Campus Tour
Monday, 18 February
Locals pre-Convocation Ceremony meetup
Monday, 18 February
Convocation Ceremony - Academic welcome for first year students
Monday, 18 February
Convocation Ceremony
Tuesday, 19 February
Course advice and planning
Tuesday, 19 February
Campus Tour
Tuesday, 19 February
eTransition
Tuesday, 19 February
Campus Tour
Tuesday, 19 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Tuesday, 19 February
Student Village
Tuesday, 19 February
Campus Tour
Tuesday, 19 February
University Collegiate Sports Day
Wednesday, 20 February
Course advice and planning
Wednesday, 20 February
eTransition
Wednesday, 20 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Wednesday, 20 February
Campus Tour
Wednesday, 20 February
Student Village
Wednesday, 20 February
Introduction to LAWS 101: Pathway to the Profession
Wednesday, 20 February
Campus Tour
Wednesday, 20 February
New international students Official Welcome and lunch
Wednesday, 20 February
Campus Tour
Wednesday, 20 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Wednesday, 20 February
Campus Tour
Wednesday, 20 February
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Orientation Lecture
Wednesday, 20 February
New international students - Secrets to academic success
Thursday, 21 February
Summer School examinations end
Thursday, 21 February
Course advice and planning
Thursday, 21 February
eTransition
Thursday, 21 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Thursday, 21 February
Campus Tour
Thursday, 21 February
OUSA Clubs Day
Thursday, 21 February
Campus Tour
Thursday, 21 February
Introduction to LAWS 101: Pathway to the Profession
Thursday, 21 February
O Week Locals welcome and BBQ
Thursday, 21 February
New international students - New Zealand culture: Spot the difference
Thursday, 21 February
UNIO 101: University transition and success
Thursday, 21 February
Māori Welcome - Hāngī
Thursday, 21 February
Campus Tour
Thursday, 21 February
Campus Tour
Thursday, 21 February
New international students - Thrive and survive
Thursday, 21 February
University of Otago Pacific Welcome
Friday, 22 February
Academic Orientation Week ends
Friday, 22 February
Preliminary lectures for first semester and full year papers
Friday, 22 February
Course advice and planning
Friday, 22 February
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers (late fee may apply)
Friday, 22 February
Academic Orientation Week ends
Friday, 22 February
Preliminary lectures
Friday, 22 February
Campus Tour
Friday, 22 February
Campus Tour
Friday, 22 February
Campus Tour
Monday, 25 February
Formal lectures begin
Tuesday, 26 February
UniStart
Tuesday, 26 February
UniStart

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March

Friday, 1 March
Applications due for Final Examination Only for a first semester or full year paper
Friday, 1 March
Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
Friday, 15 March
Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
Friday, 22 March
Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)

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April

Friday, 19 April
Good Friday - Mid-semester break begins
Monday, 22 April
Easter Monday
Tuesday, 23 April
Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
Thursday, 25 April
ANZAC Day
Monday, 29 April
First semester resumes

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May

Friday, 3 May
Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
Saturday, 11 May
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 18 May
Graduation ceremonies
Friday, 31 May
Lectures cease before mid-year examinations

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June

Monday, 3 June
Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday, 5 June
First semester examinations begin
Saturday, 15 June
Applications due from students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2019
Wednesday, 19 June
First semester examinations end
Tuesday, 25 June
Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers

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July

Monday, 1 July
Latest arrival date for new international students studying in second semester
Monday, 1 July
Enrolment/Orientation activities for new international students (until Friday 5 July)
Monday, 8 July
Second semester begins
Wednesday, 10 July
Fees due for second semester only enrolments
Friday, 12 July
Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
Tuesday, 23 July
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers (late fee may apply)
Friday, 26 July
Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
Wednesday, 31 July
Applications due for Final Examination Only for a second semester paper

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August

Saturday, 17 August
Graduation ceremony
Saturday, 24 August
Mid-semester break begins
Saturday, 31 August
Applications due for first enrolment in Teacher Education programmes in 2020

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September

Sunday, 1 September
Applications due for Music Performance papers in 2020
Monday, 2 September
Second semester resumes
Friday, 13 September
Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
Sunday, 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 2020

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October

Tuesday, 1 October
Applications due for second year classes in Law in 2020
Friday, 11 October
Lectures end before second semester examinations
Wednesday, 16 October
Second semester examinations begin
Monday, 28 October
Labour Day

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November

Friday, 1 November
Applications due for the third stage of the Bachelor of Social Work programme in 2020
Saturday, 9 November
Second semester examinations end
Friday, 15 November
Applications due for second year classes in Surveying in 2020

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December

Saturday, 7 December
Graduation ceremonies
Tuesday, 10 December
Applications due from all new and recommencing students, and returning students applying for a new programme, commencing in Summer School or first semester subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2020
Tuesday, 10 December
Applications due for first enrolment in most Honours, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters’ programmes in 2020
Wednesday, 11 December
Graduation ceremonies
Saturday, 14 December
Graduation ceremonies
Sunday, 15 December
Due date for submission of Summer School papers for course approval