Otago Polytechnic

Graduation ceremony dates

Otago Polytechnic Dunedin and Central Campuses have three graduation ceremonies every year, one in March and two in

December. Registration opens in December for all ceremonies. If you are unable to attend, you can defer to a later graduation

or graduate in absentia. 


Dunedin Graduation Ceremonies

Friday 13 March 2020

Friday 11 December 2020

Friday 12 March 2021

Friday 17 December 2021

Friday 11 March 2022

Friday 16 December 2022


Which ceremony are you graduating in? Your graduation ceremony is allocated according to your school and study area

as listed below:

March Ceremony 



Central Campus

College of Art, Design and Architecture - Food Design Institute only

College of Community Development and Personal Well-being - GDTE & Whanau Ora

College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences includes Vet Nursing

College of Health - Midwifery and Occupational Therapy only



December Ceremony One

December Ceremony Two

Auckland International Campus (if requested)

Capable NZ

Central Campus,

Social Services

Beauty Therapy

Early Childhood Education

English Language

Foundation Learning


Health Bridging

Te Mata A Ao Māori

Tertiary Education

Engineering, Construction, Carpentry

Information Technology

Natural Resources

Veterinary Nursing



Architectural Studies



TANZ eCampus

Food Design


Sports Exercise

Massage Therapy