Otago Polytechnic

Important dates 2019/2020


2020 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.  


*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Easter break dates have changed. The standard Otago Polytechnic Easter holidays will now run from Thursday 26 March - Tues 14 April. Online learning for all programmes will commence from Wednesday 15 April 2020.

Some programmes may have slightly different holiday dates - please follow the guidance of your Programme Leader. 
 

Date Event

17 February - 25 March 2020*

Semester one (term one)

26 March - 14 April 2020*

Semester break/holiday

15 April - 26 June 2020*

Semester one (term two)

27 June - 19 July 2020

Semester break/holiday

20 July - 25 September 2020

Semester two (term three)

26 September - 11 October 2020

Semester break/holiday

12 October - 20 November 2020

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

12 October - 27 November 2020

Semester two (term four) - all certificate programmes


2020 Graduation dates

Date  Event

13 March 2020

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

11 December 2020

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


2020 Public Holidays and Anniversary Days
Date Event Location affected

6 January 2020

Otago Polytechnic reopens after the Christmas break

All campuses re-open

27 January 2020

Auckland Anniversary Day observed

Auckland International Campus closed

6 February 2020

Waitangi Day observed

All campuses closed 

23 March 2020

Otago Anniversary Day observed

Dunedin & Central Otago campuses closed

10 April 2020

Good Friday 

All campuses closed

13 - 14 April 2020

Easter

All campuses closed 

27 April 2020

ANZAC Day observed

All campuses closed 

1 June 2020

Queen's Birthday observed

All campuses closed 

26 October 2020

Labour Day

All campuses closed 

24 December 2020

Otago Polytechnic closes for the Christmas break

All campuses closed

5 January 2021

Otago Polytechnic reopens after the Christmas break

All campuses re-open