Important dates

Keep up to date with everything that's happening around campus. Look out for upcoming exams, holidays, semesters and more. Some programmes may have slightly different start/end dates from what is shown below, so be sure to check with your programme lead.

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2022 Certificate programmes semester dates

Date Event

Sat 16 April - Sun 1 May 

Semester break/holiday 

Mon 2 May - Fri 1 July

Semester one (term two)

Sat 2 July - Sun 17 July

Semester break/holiday 

Mon 11 - Wed 13 July 

Orientation for international students

Mon 18 July - Fri 30 September

Semester two (term three)

Sat 1 October - Sun 16 October 

Semester break/holiday

Mon 17 October - Fri 25 November 

Semester two (term four)

2022 Diploma/Degree programmes semester dates    

Date Event

Sat 16 April - Sun 1 May 

Semester break/holiday 

Mon 2 May - Thu 23 June 

(24 June is Matariki)

Semester one (term two)

Sat 25 June - Sun 17 July

Semester break/holiday 

Mon 11 - Wed 13 July 

Orientation for international learners

Mon 18 July - Fri 30 September

Semester two (term three)

Sat 1 October - Sun 16 October 

Semester break/holiday

Mon 17 October - Fri 18 November 

Semester two (term four)

2022 Graduation dates

Date Event Location

Thu 15 December 2022

Māori Pre-Grad

Dunedin Campus

Fri 16 December 2022

Dunedin and Central Graduation 

Dunedin Town Hall

2022 Public Holidays and Anniversary Days

Date Event Location affected

Mon 6 June 2022

Queen's Birthday 

All campuses closed

Fri 24 June 2022

Matariki

All campuses closed 

Thu 6 October 2022

All staff development day

Campuses open

Mon 24 October 2022

Labour Day

All campuses closed

Fri 23 December 2022 - Tue 3 January 2023

Otago Polytechnic is closed for the Christmas break

All campuses closed

Wed 4 January 2023

Otago Polytechnic reopens 

All campuses open

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