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Academic Calendar 2023

Below is a list of important dates for the academic year, including semester dates, public holidays and graduation dates.

Date Event Add to Calendar
1 January New Year’s Day schedule-calendar.svg
2 January Day After New Year’s Day schedule-calendar.svg
9 January Ara opens schedule-calendar.svg
6 February Waitangi Day observed schedule-calendar.svg
14 February Whakatau S1 – Manawa campus schedule-calendar.svg
15 February Whakatau S1 – Woolston campus  schedule-calendar.svg
16 February Timaru Graduation schedule-calendar.svg
22 February Whakatau S1 - Timaru campus schedule-calendar.svg
27 February Whakatau S1 – Madras campus schedule-calendar.svg
20 March Otago Anniversary Day schedule-calendar.svg
31 March Autumn Graduation schedule-calendar.svg
7 April Good Friday schedule-calendar.svg
10 April Easter Monday schedule-calendar.svg
11 April Easter Tuesday schedule-calendar.svg
25 April Anzac Day schedule-calendar.svg
5 June Queen's Birthday schedule-calendar.svg
14 July Matariki schedule-calendar.svg
19 July Whakatau S2 – Timaru campus schedule-calendar.svg
21 July Whakatau S2 – Manawa campus schedule-calendar.svg
31 July Whakatau S2 – City campus schedule-calendar.svg
2 August Whakatau S2 – Woolston campus schedule-calendar.svg
15 September Spring Graduation schedule-calendar.svg
25 September South Canterbury Anniversary Day schedule-calendar.svg
23 October Labour Day schedule-calendar.svg
17 November Canterbury Anniversary Day schedule-calendar.svg
23 December Ara closes schedule-calendar.svg
25 December Christmas Day schedule-calendar.svg
26 December Boxing Day schedule-calendar.svg
27 December Day After Boxing Day schedule-calendar.svg