Otago Polytechnic

Important dates 2018

Semester/term dates 

Date

Description

19 February

Semester one - term one begins

13 April

Semester one - term one ends

30 April 

Semester one - term two begins

29 June

Semester one - term two ends

23 July

Semester two - term three begins

28 September

Semester two - term three ends

15 October

Semester two - term four begins

23 November

Semester two - term four ends (Diploma and Degree programmes)

30 November

Semester two - term four ends (Certificate programmes)

Please note: Some programmes may have slightly different term dates. Please check the online information sheet for the start date of your specific programme of study or email info@op.ac.nz if you have any questions.  

 

Public holidays 
 Dates for national public holidays and regional anniversary days

Date

Description

Campus

1 January

New Year's Day 

All campus

29 January

Auckland Anniversary

Auckland

3 January

Otago Polytechnic reopens after Christmas break

All campus

6 February

Waitangi Day observed 

All campus

8 February 

All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)

All campus

26 March

Otago Anniversary Day observed

Dunedin and Central

30 March

Good Friday 

All campus

2 April

Easter Monday

All campus

3 April

Easter Tuesday 

All campus

25 April

ANZAC Day 

All campus

4 June

Queen's Birthday observed 

All campus

22 October

Labour Day 

 All campus

21 December

Otago Polytechnic closes for Christmas break

 All campus

25 December

Christmas Day

 All campus

26 December

Boxing Day 

 All campus

3 January, 2019

Otago Polytechnic reopens after Christmas break 

 All campus

 

Important events

Date

 Events

Location

23 January

Information Day, Central Campus

Central

24 January

Information Day, Dunedin 

Dunedin

11 February

Te Pa Tauira - Otago Polytechnic Student Village official opening

Dunedin

20 February

Powhiri for Maori students

Dunedin

9 March

Graduation Ceremony (Dunedin and Central Otago)

Dunedin and Central

7 May

Dunedin Tertiary Open Day

Dunedin

13 April 

Graduation Ceremony (Auckland)

Auckland

4 October

All Staff Development Day (compulsory attendance)

Dunedin

16 November

Graduation Ceremony (Auckland and Capable NZ)

Auckland

14 December

Graduation Ceremony (Dunedin and Central Otago)

Dunedin