Otago Polytechnic

Important dates 2017

Below is a list of important dates and holidays during 2017. 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 -closed
4 January Otago Polytechnic reopens after Christmas break
2 February All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)
6 February Waitangi Day observed
14 February Powhiri for Maori students
10 March Graduation Ceremony (Dunedin and Central Otgao)
20 March Otago Anniversary Day observed - closed 
14 April  Good Friday
17 April Easter Monday
18 April Easter Tuesday (Polytechnic closed)
25 April ANZAC Day - closed 
8 May Dunedin Tertiary Open Day
5 June Queen's Birthday observed - closed
21 September All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)
23 October Labour Day - closed
29 November Graduation Ceremony (Auckland) and Capable NZ
8 December Graduation Ceremony (Dunedin and Central Otago)
22 December Otago Polytechnic closes for Christmas break
25 December Christmas Day 
26 December Boxing Day