Attending the Ceremony

The Spring Graduation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

The graduation ceremony is an amazing event where we 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


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

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

Please assemble at the water fountain in Albert Park by 8:20am where you will be assembled in ceremony order before being escorted to Aotea Square.

Ceremony Times

Ceremony One - 9:30am
Engineering & Applied Technology, Building Construction, Trades & Services, Environment & Animal Sciences, Community Studies, Healthcare & Social Practice, Bridgepoint, Architecture.

Ceremony Two - 12:45pm
Creative Industries, Applied Business, Computing & Information Technology, Mind Lab, Education, Tech Futures, Master of Applied Practice.

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.

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 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.