We hold graduation ceremonies twice a year, in May and December. Learn about the ceremonies, parades and other celebrations, and how to invite guests.
Find dates for upcoming graduation, as well as important deadlines for students preparing to graduate.
Graduation ceremonies follow a formal structure. Find information on guests, parking, access and announcements.
The street parade is a highlight of our graduation celebrations and all graduands and graduates are encouraged to take part.
For December graduation you can choose to have your qualification conferred at Te Herenga Waka Marae rather than the Michael Fowler Centre.
Other ceremonies occur in graduation week, hosted by individual university groups. Your faculty, school or unit may be hosting an event.
Check out the latest graduation ceremony and parade photos or watch any of our ceremonies online.
PhD graduands have extra steps for graduating at a ceremony. Find out about submitting your abstract, inviting guests and what to expect at the PhD celebration.