Attending the Ceremony

This bespoke Graduation Ceremony for 2021 Spring and 2022 Autumn Unitec graduates will be held on Tuesday 20 September 2022.

The graduation ceremony is an amazing event where we can finally come together and celebrate this huge accomplishment in front of peers, friends and whanau.

Below is some information that you might find useful in preparation for your big day!


Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland

Procession time and location

Procession is our street parade to showcase your study success from Albert Park to Aotea Square via Queen Street.

If you want to attend the procession, please assemble at the water fountain in Albert Park by 9:00am. The procession route runs through Albert Park along Wellesley Street and up Queen Street to Aotea Square.

We encourage everyone to attend procession and be amongst the electric atmosphere created with other graduates, regardless of the ceremony you're in.

Ceremony times and locations

Please arrive at the venue 30 minutes before your ceremony.

Venue: Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland

Ceremony One - 10:30am (reporting time 10.00am)
Applied Business, Creative Industries, Environmental & Animal Sciences, Healthcare & Social Practice, and Community Studies

Ceremony Two - 1:30pm (reporting time 1.00pm)
Architecture, Bridgepoint, Building & Construction, Computing, Electrical and Applied Technology, Trades and Services

Prepare for graduation ceremony

Dress Code & Regalia

Graduation is a formal event and graduands will be required to wear regalia according to your qualification. Regalia can be hired from Academic Dress Hire and can be ordered online. Wearing Korowai or garlands over your regalia is permitted and encouraged.

Academic Dress Hire

Dress code is also smart casual so you are expected to dress accordingly. 

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

Phone: (09) 522 5241

Guest Tickets

Each graduating student who is attending Graduation can redeem up to 2 complimentary tickets so that friends and family can help celebrate your great achievement. Extra tickets will be available for purchase at $5.00 per ticket on a first come first served basis and are very limited. Any unclaimed guest tickets will be made available for the public purchase the week prior to the ceremony. 

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


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.

Official photographer

Global-Pix is our official photographer and they will photograph your moment on stage at the ceremony. Photos can be viewed and ordered from their website or in person at the ceremony.
The Global-Pix team will also have a studio at the ceremony venue for you to walk-in and have photographs with your friends and family. You can also pre-book a session for the day.
More information on their products and services can be found on their website,


At the ceremony
iMAX Florists will be at the ceremony venue and will have a range of flowers and graduation mementos available for purchase.

Pre-order flowers
You can pre-order flowers and collect them at the venue on the day. Pre-order for pick up on the day.


Parking is available at numerous places in the city.

Please remember that parking will be popular on the day, so we recommend arriving early.

These websites offer parking information:

Parking in Central Auckland
Guide for city centre parks

Ceremony videos

If friends or family are unable to attend your graduation, they can still watch the moment that you cross the stage and accept your award in our ceremony videos.
Videos are uploaded to our YouTube channel, and may take up to a week to be uploaded after the ceremony.
View graduation videos on YouTube

No longer able to attend the ceremony

If you are no longer able to attend the graduation ceremony, please notify the Graduation Office as soon as possible.

Email the Graduation Office,

In your email include the following details:

  • Name
  • Student ID
  • Graduand number (if known)
  • Contact details
  • The qualification you are graduating with

Need help? Contact us

If you have any questions or need additional help, please contact our Graduation Office.

Phone 0800 10 95 10 or +64 9 815 4321