Otago Polytechnic

Important dates 2018

Below is a list of important dates and holidays during 2018. Please check the online information sheet for the start dates for your programme of study or contact your school if you have any questions about this.  

Date Description
1 January New Year's Day (Polytechnic closed)
3 January Otago Polytechnic reopens after Christmas break
23 January Information Day, Central Campus (4.00pm-6.00pm)
24 January Information Day, Dunedin Campus (3.30pm-6.00pm)
6 February Waitangi Day observed (Polytechnic closed)
8 February  All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)
11 February Te Pa Tauira - Otago Polytechnic Student Village
official opening
20 February Powhiri for Maori students
9 March Graduation Ceremony (Dunedin and Central Otago)
26 March Otago Anniversary Day observed (Polytechnic closed) 
30 March Good Friday (Polytechnic closed)
2 April Easter Monday (Polytechnic closed)
3 April Easter Tuesday (Polytechnic closed)
25 April ANZAC Day (Polytechnic closed) 
7 May Dunedin Tertiary Open Day
4 June Queen's Birthday observed (Polytechnic closed)
4 October All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)
22 October Labour Day (Polytechnic closed)
16 November Graduation Ceremony (Auckland and Capable NZ)
14 December Graduation Ceremony (Dunedin and Central Otago)
21 December Otago Polytechnic closes for Christmas break
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day 
3 January, 2019 Otago Polytechnic reopens after Christmas break