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Autumn Graduation

  • Autumn Graduation

The April Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Wednesday 10 April 2019 at Auckland’s Aotea Centre. Come and help us celebrate the students who attend.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2019 Autumn Graduation are now closed.


Procession is the street parade that celebrates our successful graduates with the rest of Auckland. This departs from Albert Park and is for all students graduating, regardless of the ceremony you are attending.

If you want to attend the procession, please assemble at the water fountain in Albert Park by 8:20am. The procession route runs through Albert Park and along Bowen Avenue, Victoria Street and up Queen Street to Aotea Square.

If the procession is cancelled due to bad weather, you will receive a text message that morning.

Ceremony Times

Ceremony One - 9:30am
Architecture, Applied Business, Computing and Information Technology

Ceremony Two - 12:45pm
Engineering and Applied Technology, Building Construction, Trades and Services, Bridgepoint

Ceremony Three - 3:30pm
Environmental and Animal Sciences, Community Development, Healthcare and Social Practice

Ceremony Four - 6:30pm
Education and MindLab, Creative Industries

Letter of Completion

If you require a letter confirming the completion of your qualification before you receive your graduation certificate please contact Student Central.

For additional help or more information please contact the Graduation Office on +64 9 815 4321 ext 8511 or email

For your Big Day

We will be capturing the day on video. Following your big day, you will be able to view the ceremony on Unitec's YouTube channel.

If you would like to capture this special moment, portrait sittings will also be available on the day though Global-Pix. You can pre-book a sitting time here.

You can also pre-book flowers to be ready for you on the day through IMAX Florists here.  They will also be available on the day to purchase flowers and graduation souvenirs.

Autumn Graduation dates

Here are the important graduation dates for 2019:

1 November 2018 Applications open
1 February 2019 Applications close
Mid February 2019 You'll receive email notification of ceremony date and time - this is not a confirmation of your eligibility to graduate. (Attending students only)
Mid March 2019 You'll receive email confirmation of your eligibility to graduate, your ceremony date and time, and regalia and ticket information. (Attending students only)
10 April 2019 Graduation ceremonies

Dress Code & Regalia

As this is a formal event and the dress code is smart casual, you will be expected to dress accordingly.

Regalia must be worn by all graduands including diploma and certificate recipients. The wearing of Korowai or garlands over your regalia is permitted.
Regalia can be hired from Academic Dress Hire and can be ordered online.

Academic Dress Hire

If you wish to purchase regalia rather than hire, our preferred supplier is Etude Classique.

Phone: Guest Tickets

Further information on ticket sale and redemption dates will be sent to you via email.

Bring your children to graduation

Children over the age of two need a ticket. They must be closely supervised and accompanied by an adult (who is not graduating) at all times as there are no childcare services. Graduation ceremonies are formal occasions and children can often find them uncomfortable. Guests with young children should sit next to or near an aisle so they can easily leave the hall if necessary.

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