My class is the first one to ever get the dates for the exams this early.
Because students who know the dates more than two weeks before the first exam will do terrible things with this top secret information - at least if the secretary who always refused to give them out is to be believed. But our Rudelpudel was clever (for once) and asked Prof D. who was completely unaware that we didn't know the dates yet.
My dates of doom:
Husbandry and Hygiene 26.02
Bac & Myco 09.03
All exams are oral, most have a lab part and being able to learn a phone book by heart is considered imperative.