The key study dates for 2019 are as follows:

Summer School

3 January University reopens
6 January Latest arrival date for new international students studying at Summer School
7 January Summer School classes begin
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration concerning Summer School papers (a late fee may apply)
11 January Summer School fees due
14 January Last day to add or delete Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
4 February Last day to withdraw from Summer School papers (5pm deadline)
6 February Waitangi Day (public holiday)
15 February Summer School lectures cease
16 February Summer School examination period begins
21 February Summer School examination period ends

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First Semester

6 January Enrolment/Orientation seminar for new international students
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
18 February New international students for first semester should arrive by this date
18-22 February New International Student Orientation
18-22 February Academic Orientation Week
20 February Course Advice Day*
21 February Course Advice Day*
22 February Preliminary lectures held
Due date for completion of course enrolment declaration by students taking first semester and full year papers (after which late fee may apply)
25 February Formal lectures begin
1 March Last day to add first semester or full year papers (5pm deadline)
15 March Last day to delete first semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
22 March Last day to delete full year papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
19 April Mid-semester break begins/Good Friday (public holiday)
22 April Easter Monday (public holiday)
23 April Otago Anniversary Day observance (University holiday)
25 April ANZAC Day (public holiday)
29 April First semester resumes
3 May Last day to withdraw from first semester papers (5pm deadline)
11 May Graduation ceremonies
18 May Graduation ceremonies
31 May First semester lectures cease
3 June Queen's Birthday (public holiday)
5 June First semester examination period begins
19 June First semester examination period ends

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Second Semester

15 June Applications due from students taking only second semester papers for a programme subject to the Entry Pathway system in 2019
25 June Due date for submission of papers for course approval by students taking only second semester papers
1 July New international students for second semester should arrive by this date
1-5 July New International Student Orientation
4 July Course Advice Day*
8 July Second semester lectures begin
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
12 July Last day to add second semester papers (5pm deadline)
26 July Last day to delete second semester papers with refund of fees (5pm deadline)
17 August Graduation ceremony
24 August Mid-semester break begins
2 September Second semester resumes
13 September Last day to withdraw from second semester and full year papers (5pm deadline)
11 October Second semester lectures cease
16 October Second semester examination period begins
28 October Labour Day (public holiday)
9 November Second semester examination period ends
7 December Graduation ceremonies
11 December Graduation ceremonies
14 December Graduation ceremonies

* to be confirmed. See Academic key dates closer to the time for further information.

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 11/06/2018 02.34 PM
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