The key study dates for the 2021 academic calendar are as follows:

Further information

Summer School

11 January
Summer School lectures begin
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (late fee may apply)
15 January Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking semester 1 or full year papers
18 January Last day to add or delete Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
3 February Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
6 February Waitangi Day 
8 February Waitangi Day (observed)
19 February Summer School lectures cease
20 February Summer School examination period begins
25 February Summer School examination period ends

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First semester

26 February
Preliminary lectures held
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking semester 1
and full-year papers (a late fee may apply)
1 March Formal lectures begin
5 March Last day to add semester 1 or full-year papers (5pm deadline)
19 March Last day to delete semester 1 papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
26 March Last day to delete full-year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
2 April Mid-semester break begins/Good Friday (public holiday)
5 April Easter Monday (public holiday)
6 April Otago Anniversary Day observed (Dunedin)
12 April First semester resumes
25 April ANZAC Day
26 April ANZAC Day observed
7 May Last day to withdraw from semester 1 papers (5pm deadline)
4 June First semester lectures cease
7 June Queen's Birthday (public holiday)
9 June First semester examination period begins
23 June First semester examination period ends
25 June Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only semester 2 papers

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Second semester

12 July
Second semester lectures begin
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only semester 2 papers (late fee may apply)
16 July Last day to add semester 2 papers (5pm deadline) 
30 July Last day to delete semester 2 papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
30 August Mid-semester break begins
6 September Second semester resumes
17 September Last day to withdraw from semester 2 and full-year papers (5pm deadline)
15 October Second semester lectures cease
20 October Second semester examination period begins
25 October Labour Day (public holiday)
13 November Second semester examination period ends

The study dates for some courses offered by the College of Education or the Division of Health Sciences may differ from those listed above. Please contact the applicable academic department for further information.

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Last updated 16/07/2020 11.12 AM

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