Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin Campus orientation 

Dunedin is a student city and orientation is a great chance to meet new people and to find out what this vibrant place has to offer. 

As well as completing things such as your Student ID process, there’s also a wide range of events and activities to take part in.



2019 Domestic students’ orientation

Starts Monday 18 February*

Orientation includes:

> ID card processing

> Info about Student Services

> Mihi Whakatau

> Free events and activities (such as Tent City in the Museum Reserve)

> Radio One concert

> Toga Party

> Student deals 

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*Individual school welcomes and orientation may begin before 18 Feb as programme start dates vary. Please check with your school about when you need to arrive.


2019 International students’ orientation

Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 February, 9.00am-3.00pm (semester one)

Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 July, 9.00am-3.00pm (semester two)

Orientation includes:

> Lunch on the first day

> Enrolment and Student ID process (please bring your passport and visa)

> Information about Otago Polytechnic requirements and Student Services

> Preparation for studying in NZ and learning about “kiwi” culture

> Introduction to your School and liaison staff

> Meeting with current students

> Tour of the campus

> Optional visits to recreational facilities, city bus tour and social activities.

Our international students are welcome to take part in all of our OPSA (Otago Polytechnic Students' Association) Orientation events. 

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2019 CAP orientation dates

CAP (Competency Assessment Programme) orientation is held between 9.00am and 12noon on the following days:

> Friday 25 January

> Monday 29 April

> Friday 12 July

> Friday 20 September