The 450-bed residential college will cater for an expected increase in students and will be operational by 2023.
The college will be built on university-owned land on the corner of Albany and Forth streets, and will replace the college of the same name, which is part of the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
The current 125-bed college, which has been open since 2014, is likely to close at the end of 2022.
The Otago Daily Times newspaper has been heavily criticised for a cartoon it ran in print on Tuesday.
The cartoon by Garrick Tremain depicted two woman walking out of a travel agent, with one saying to the other: "I asked, 'What are the least popular spots at the moment?' She said: 'The ones people are picking up in Samoa.'"
The Samoan Government has completely shutdown its private sector following the deaths of 55 people there, most of whom were children.
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