Otago Polytechnic

Important dates 2018

Term/semester dates  

Some programmes may have slightly different start/end dates from what is shown below. Please check the online information sheet for the dates of your specific programme of study or email info@op.ac.nz if you have any questions.  

Date Description

19 February - 13 April

Semester one (term one)

14 April - 29 April

Semester break/holiday

30 April - 29 June

Semester one (term two)

30 June - 22 July

Semester break/holiday

23 July - 28 September

Semester two (term three)

29 September - 14 October

Semester break/holiday

15 October - 23 November

Semester two (term four) - all degree/diploma programmes

15 October - 30 November

Semester two (term four) - all certificate programmes


Graduation dates

Date  Description

9 March

Dunedin, Central Otago and Capable NZ (held in Dunedin Town Hall)

16 November

Auckland and Capable NZ graduation (held at a location in Auckland)

14 December

Dunedin, Central Otago and Capable NZ (held in Dunedin Town Hall)

March 2019

WINTEC Occupational Therapy (held at two locations in Hamilton)


Public Holidays and Anniversary Days
Date  Description Location affected

1 January

New Year's Day

All campuses closed

3 January

Otago Polytechnic reopens after Christmas break

All campuses

29 January

Auckland Anniversary Day 

Auckland Campus closed

6 February

Waitangi Day observed

All campuses closed

26 March

Otago Anniversary Day observed

Dunedin & Central Otago campuses closed

30 March

Good Friday

All campuses closed

2 April

Easter Monday

All campuses closed

3 April

Easter Tuesday

All campuses closed

25 April 

ANZAC Day

All campuses closed

4 June

Queen's Birthday observed

All campuses closed

22 October

Labour Day

All campuses closed

21 December

Otago Polytechnic closes for the Christmas break

All campuses closed

25 December

Christmas Day

All campuses closed

26 December

Boxing Day

All campuses closed 

3 January, 2019

Otago Polytechnic reopens after the Christmas break

All campuses