Otago Polytechnic

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Important dates 2019

2019 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 Event

18 February - 12 April

Semester one (term one)

15 April - 26 April

Semester break/holiday

29 April - 28 June

Semester one (term two)

1 July - 19 July

Semester break/holiday

22 July - 27 September

Semester two (term three)

30 September - 11 October

Semester break/holiday

14 October - 22 November

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

14 October - 29 November

Semester two (term four) - all certificate programmes

2019 Graduation dates

Date  Event

8 March 

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

15 & 20 March

WINTEC Occupational Therapy (held at two locations in Hamilton)

1 May

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

13 December

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

2019 Public Holidays and Anniversary Days
Date Event Location affected

1 January

New Year's Day

All campuses closed

3 January

Otago Polytechnic reopens after Christmas break

All campuses

28 January

Auckland Anniversary Day 

Auckland Campus closed

6 February

Waitangi Day observed

All campuses closed

25 March

Otago Anniversary Day observed

Dunedin & Central Otago campuses closed

19 April - 28 April 

Easter (inc. Good Friday, Easter Monday & ANZAC Day)

All campuses closed

29 April 

Otago Polytechnic reopens after Easter break

All campuses 

3 June

Queen's Birthday observed

All campuses closed

28 October

Labour Day

All campuses closed

20 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 

6 January, 2020

Otago Polytechnic reopens after the Christmas break

All campuses re-open