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Final dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals, and refunds

Are you happy with your courses for Semester 2? 

If you’re having second thoughts about a paper or course you have enrolled in, there is a period when you can change your mind, withdraw and get a refund.

Final dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals, and refunds

  • The last date to make changes to your enrolment or withdraw with a full refund from Semester 2 (coded as S2) courses that started on Monday 17 July 2023 is Sunday 30 July 2023.

These dates are only applicable to Semester 2 courses. For all other courses (including teaching) please refer to the Key Enrolment Dates online.

Note: Dates for enrolment changes, withdrawals and refunds can vary depending on the course – check the specific page for your course for information about withdrawal dates. 

Support available  
If you’d like to have a chat about your options or need more information to help you decide, there are people on campus you can talk to.

The first place you can go is Te Pātaka in Puaka-James Hight Central Library, where you can find: 

You can also talk to: 

Mid-year Orientation support sessions

Set yourself up well for study!

To help you make a great start, we invite you to one of the following practical Mid-year Orientation support sessions if you are studying on-campus. There is no need to book – just turn up to the session that suits your schedule. (Each session is followed by a Question & Answer session.)

Session times:
Thurs 20 July – 
4pm-5pm – K1 Lecture Theatre – Q&A 5pm-5:30pm
Mon 24 July – 
4pm-5pm – A1 Lecture Theatre – Q&A 5pm-5:30pm in A2

At your chosen session, you’ll be introduced to:

  • MyTimetable – and how to use it to select lectures, tutorials etc
  • The ACE dashboard  – what it shows and how to interpret it
  • Logging into Ako | LEARN where you access course materials and key deadlines
  • Connecting to digital services and more.

Bring your laptop as this is a hands-on interactive session, where you will be taking action to set yourself up for success.  To prepare, you need to set-up your UC wifi access and make sure you can log in to my UC with your student email and password – if you need help with that, visit the Digital Service desk at Te Pātaka on Level 2 of Puaka-James Hight.

Did you know that Te Pātaka offers a big range of student services?

Welcome new ākonga!

At Te Pātaka (UC’s student services hub) we are excited to welcome a new group of students to UC. Te Pātaka is geared up and ready for all of your questions and we have extra services available during this time of year to help you on your way.

After enrolling, you can pick up your Canterbury card here at the Security desk, make an appointment with a Kaitoko (first year advisor) for study-related questions, get advice about your timetable, get digital support with Assistive Technology or Digital Services, have a chat with international student support, or you can get academic advice at our Academic Skills Centre. Te Pātaka is located in the Puaka-James Hight building; the central library which is also a popular place for many students to retreat to and study.

Click here to find an overview with all of our current student services until 28 July, and on our webpage you can find an overview of the student services we have in-house throughout the year.

Have a great start to Semester 2 and we hope to see you in here soon!