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December 2021 Postponement Frequently Asked Questions

 

When has the graduation ceremony been postponed to?

The December 2021 graduation ceremonies have been postponed to the second week of March 2022.

Otago Polytechnic will be holding three graduation ceremonies across two days that week – two on Thursday 10 March, and one on Friday 11 March.

Check the ceremony schedule on the important dates page to see whether your graduation ceremony is on Thursday 10 March or Friday 11 March.

What ceremony am I graduating in?

Please check the ceremony schedule on the important dates page to see which ceremony your programme, School or College is graduating in.

What do I need to do?

While we get things in order we’d like you to do two things

  1. Check that your contact details are up to date in your Student Hub, as this will ensure you receive any email or text updates we send out.
  2. Have a think about whether you want to attend the replacement ceremony not.

We’re currently working hard behind the curtains to get things sorted for you. There are a lot of things we need to get ready for you, but rest assured we’ve got a team of professionals sorting out the technical and operational stuff right now.

We’ll be in touch in the next couple of weeks with what we need you to do.

When do I get my certificate and transcript?

Certificates and transcripts for the postponed December ceremonies will be printed in December as normal.

We will let you know when these are available, at which time you can choose to collect them from campus or have them sent to you.

Certificates will not be presented at the March ceremonies.

I’ve already paid for my regalia; can I get a refund for this if I can’t attend the replacement ceremony?

Absolutely.

If you paid for your regalia hire via Eventbrite, please request a refund via Eventbrite.

If you paid for your regalia hire via another method please contact graduation@op.ac.nz to request your refund. You will need to confirm your bank account details for us to process the refund.

I had chosen to graduate in absentia for December but had hired a gown for photos. Can I still hire a gown in December?

If you are in this position, please let us know via email at graduation@op.ac.nz so we can arrange a time for you to collect your regalia.

If you hire regalia in December and also want to attend a ceremony in March you will need to pay a second fee for the additional hire.

How do I keep up to date if things change?

The December 2021 postponement information page and these FAQs will be updated as information comes to hand.

Please also make sure your contact details are up to date in your Student Hub, as this will ensure you receive any email or text updates we send out.

I still have questions. How do I find out more?

Please contact us on graduation@op.ac.nz or get in touch with our Contact Centre or the customer services team.