The key study dates for 2018 have been confirmed:

Summer School

7 January New international students for Summer School should arrive by this date
7 January New International Student Orientation
8 January Summer School begins
15 January Last day to add or delete Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
5 February Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
6 February Waitangi Day (public holiday)
16 February Summer School lectures cease
17 February Summer School examination period begins
22 February Summer School examination period ends

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First semester

15 January Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking first semester or full year papers
10 February Fees due for most programmes beginning in the first semester. Check your invoice in eVision for specific date
19 February New international students for first semester should arrive by this date
19-23 February New International Student Orientation
19-23 February Academic Orientation Week
21 February International Welcome for new first semester and full year international students
23 February Preliminary lectures held
23 February Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers (after which late fee may apply)
26 February Formal lectures begin
2 March Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
16 March Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
23 March Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
30 March Mid-semester break begins/Good Friday (public holiday)
2 April Easter Monday (public holiday)
3 April Otago Anniversary Day observance (University holiday)
9 April First semester resumes
25 April ANZAC Day (public holiday)
4 May Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
1 June First semester lectures cease
4 June Queen's Birthday (public holiday)
6 June First semester examination period begins
20 June First semester examination period ends

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Second semester

25 June Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers
2 July New international students for second semester should arrive by this date
2-6 July New International Student Orientation
5 July International Welcome for new second semester international students
9 July Second semester lectures begin
9 July Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking only second semester papers (after which late fee may apply)
10 July Fees due for most second semester only enrolments. Check your invoice in eVision for specific date
13 July Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
27 July Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
25 August Mid-semester break begins
3 September Second semester resumes
14 September Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
12 October Second semester lectures cease
17 October Second semester examination period begins
22 October Labour Day (public holiday)
10 November Second semester examination period ends

Note: 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.

For the full list of the University of Otago academic dates, visit the Otago website.

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Last updated 06/06/2018 11.45 AM
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