Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin Campus orientation 

Dunedin is a student city and orientation is a great chance to meet new people and to find out what this vibrant place has to offer. 

As well as completing things such as your Student ID process, there’s also a wide range of events and activities to take part in.



2019 Domestic students’ orientation

Starts Monday 22 July* 

Date Event Location
Mon 22 July ID card processing OPSA (all day)
Tue 23 July BOAZ music and bacon buttie lunch The Hub (12noon)
Wed 24 July Various school activities
Enrol to vote (plus dumpling lunch)
In schools
The Hub (12noon)
Thu 25 July Mini Mall student services (stalls and activities) The Hub (11.00am-1.00pm)
Mon 29 July SIO BBQ Sargood Centre
Tue 30 July TACO Tues - build your own  The Hub (12noon)
Thu 1 Aug Dog day cuddles The Hub (11.30am-1.00pm)
Wed 7 Aug Class reps G106 (12noon)
Mon 26 Aug Nominations open for 2020 OPSA Board -
3-6 Sept Cultural performances The Hub, across lunchtime
Wed 11 Sept Food festival The Hub (12noon)
Fri 20 Sept Nominations close for 2020 OPSA Board -
23 Sept - 11 Oct Voting via email for 2020 OPSA Board -
Wed 23 Oct Halloween Quiz The Hub (6.00pm)

*Individual school welcomes and orientation may begin before 18 Feb as programme start dates vary. Please check with your school about when you need to arrive.

2019 International students’ orientation

Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 July, 9.00am-3.00pm

Orientation includes:

> Lunch on the first day

> Enrolment and Student ID process (please bring your passport and visa)

> Information about Otago Polytechnic requirements and Student Services

> Preparation for studying in NZ and learning about “kiwi” culture

> Introduction to your School and liaison staff

> Meeting with current students

> Tour of the campus

> Optional visits to recreational facilities, city bus tour and social activities.

Our international students are welcome to take part in all of our OPSA (Otago Polytechnic Students' Association) Orientation events. 

Find out more > 


2019 CAP orientation dates

CAP (Competency Assessment Programme) orientation is held between 9.00am and 12noon on the following days:

> Friday 25 January

> Monday 29 April

> Friday 12 July

> Friday 20 September