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Otago Polytechnic graduation

Otago Polytechnic usually has three graduations throughout the year. Dunedin ceremonies take place in March and December. Our next Auckland ceremony will take place in February. In addition, Hamilton-based Occupational Therapy students who are eligible to graduate will be able to attend the WINTEC Graduation Ceremony in March.  

If you have any queries regarding your registration for graduation, please email

Certificates and transcripts for 2021 graduates

Certificates and transcripts for all 2021 graduates are being couriered to learners. This is to allow graduates to have their awards on hand to use for any applications for further study, jobs, or promotions which they may be relevant to.

Certificates will not be handed out on stage at the March ceremonies, but graduates will still have their names read out, and will cross the stage and be formally acknowledged for their achievements, and welcomed into the Otago Polytechnic Alumni community.

 Most certificates and transcripts have been sent, however due to the volume of certificates we were unable to get all of these dispatched prior to the end of the year. 

We are currently working on dispatching the remaining certificates and transcripts and expect these to be sent by the end of next week. Thank you once again for your patience as we have worked through this process.

December 2021 ceremonies postponed

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 alert levels the December 2021 graduation ceremonies have been postponed until March 2022. Please visit our dedicated webpage for more information. 


Upcoming graduation dates

Dunedin and Central Graduations
Thursday 10 March 2022
Friday 11 March 2022


CapableNZ Graduations

Auckland International Campus
Monday 28 February 2022

Dunedin Campus
Friday 11 March 2022



Auckland graduation

Due to the current restrictions caused by Covid-19 and so as to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our students, guests and staff, the Auckland International Campus October 2021 Graduation ceremony has been postponed until Monday 28 February 2022

An email has now been sent to all eligible graduates to let them know the next steps. If you have not received this email, please contact 


Please visit the Auckland International Campus website for more information.


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WINTEC Graduation

Students based in Hamilton, studying Occupational Therapy with Otago Polytechnic and WINTEC can graduate at the WINTEC Graduation Ceremony at Claudelands.

Graduation ceremonies:
Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 2pm at Claudelands Event Centre.

Post-Graduation celebration event at The Roaming Giant in Claudelands, opposite the Event Centre, from 4pm after the graduation ceremony.


Register for the WINTEC graduation here.

Graduation for Capable NZ students

Otago Polytechnic has two Dunedin graduation ceremonies every year. Schools/Colleges based at the Dunedin Campus are split between a March ceremony or a December ceremony.

If you are graduating through Capable NZ, you can choose to attend a graduation ceremony in either Dunedin or Auckland. 

Registrations will be opening soon via the Student Hub.