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The week map refers to the University of Otago academic year and does not necessarily correspond with other week maps.

When making timetable changes refer to the week of year rather than the week of the semester.

The University is closed on Public holidays.

2019

Week Monday–Friday Events Public Holidays
1 31 December–4 January Tuesday 1 January New Year's Day, Wednesday 2 Jan Day after New Year's Day
2 7–11 January Summer School begins Monday 7 January
3 14–18 January
4 21–25 January
5 28 January–1 February
6 4–8 February Tuesday 6 February Waitangi Day
7 11–15 February Summer School: Classes cease Friday 15 February; exams begin Saturday 16 February
8 18–22 February Convocation Ceremony 18 February, Summer School Exams cease 21 February, Preliminary Lectures 22 February
9 25 February–1 March First semester begins Monday 25 February
10 4–8 March
11 11–15 March
12 18–22 March
13 25–29 March
14 1–5 April
15 8–12 April
16 15–19 April 19 April Good Friday
17 22–26 April Mid-Semester Break 22 April Easter Monday, 23 April Otago Anniversary observed (Dunedin)
Wednesday 25 April ANZAC Day
18 29 April–3 May
19 6–10 May
20 13–17 May
21 20–24 May
22 27–31 May First semester classes cease Friday 31 May
23 3–7 June Mid-year Examinations begin Wednesday 5 June Monday 3 June Queen’s Birthday
24 10–14 June
25 17–21 June Mid-year Examinations end Wednesday 19 June
26 24–28 June
27 1–5 July
28 8–12 July Second semester begins Monday 8 July
29 15–19 July
30 22–26 July
31 29 July–2 August
32 5–9 August
33 12–16 August
34 19–23 August
35 26–30 August Mid-Semester Break
36 2–6 September
37 9–13 September
38 16–20 September
39 23–27 September
40 30 September–4 October
41 7–11 October Second semester classes cease Friday 11 October
42 14–18 October End of year examinations begin Wednesday 16 October
43 21–25 October
44 28 October–1 November Monday 28 October Labour Day
45 4–8 November End of year examinations end Saturday 9 November
46 11–15 November
47 18–22 November
48 25–29 November
49 2–6 December
50 9–13 December
51 16–20 December
52 23–27 December Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day, Wednesday 26 December Boxing Day

See the Academic Key Dates page for details of events and key dates throughout the year.