Otago Polytechnic

Important dates 2020/2021


2021 certificate semester dates  

Some programmes may have slightly different start/end dates from what is shown below. Please email info@op.ac.nz if you have any questions. 

> See here for our Auckland International Campus study blocks  

Date Event

22 February - 16 April 2021

Semester one (term one)

17 April - 30 April 2021

Semester break/holiday

3 May - 2 July 2021

Semester one (term two)

3 July - 16 July 2021

Semester break/holiday

19 July - 1 October 2021

Semester two (term three)

2 October - 15 October 2021

Semester break/holiday

18 October - 26 November 2021

Semester two (term four)  


2021 Diploma/Degree Semester dates  

Some programmes may have slightly different start/end dates from what is shown below. Please email info@op.ac.nz if you have any questions. 

> See here for our Auckland International Campus study blocks  

Date Event

22 February - 16 April 2021

Semester one (term one)

17 April - 30 April 2021

Semester break/holiday

3 May - 25 June 2021

Semester one (term two)

26 June - 16 July 2021

Semester break/holiday

19 July - 1 October 2021

Semester two (term three)

2 October - 15 October 2021

Semester break/holiday

18 October - 19 November 2021

Semester two (term four)  


2021 Graduation dates

Date  Event

12 March 2021

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

17 December 2021

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


2020/2021 Public Holidays and Anniversary Days
Date Event Location affected

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 reopen

1 February 2021

Auckland Anniversary Day observed 

Auckland International Campus closed

8 February 2021 

Waitangi Day observed 

All campuses closed 

22 March 2021

Otago Anniversary Day observed

Dunedin & Central Otago campuses closed

2 April 2021

Good Friday

All campuses closed

5-6 April 2021

Easter

All campuses closed

26 April 2021

ANZAC Day observed

All campuses closed 

7 June 2021

Queen's Birthday observed

All campuses closed 

25 October 2021

Labour Day

All campuses closed

24 December 2021

Otago Polytechnic closes for the Christmas break

All campuses closed 

5 January 2022

Otago Polytechnic reopens after the Christmas break

All campuses reopen