Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive


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

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.

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

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

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.

Website: www.etudeclassique.co.nz
Email: paul@etudeclassique.co.nz
Phone: (09) 522 5241

Guest Tickets

Each graduating student who is attending Graduation can redeem up to 3 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.