Graduation timeline

Find dates for upcoming graduation, as well as important deadlines for students preparing to graduate.

May graduation dates and times

Street parade
Old Government Building to Te Ngākau Civic Square
Tuesday 14 May, 12pm

Ceremony 1
Michael Fowler Centre
Tuesday 14 May, 1.30pm

Ceremony 2
Michael Fowler Centre
Tuesday 14 May, 6pm

Ceremony 3
Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday 15 May, 1.30pm

Ceremony 4
Michael Fowler Centre
Wednesday 15 May, 6pm

Street parade
Old Government Building to Te Ngākau Civic Square
Thursday 16 May, 12pm

Ceremony 5
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 16 May, 1.30pm

Ceremony 6
Michael Fowler Centre
Thursday 16 May, 6pm

Preparation deadlines

There are a number of key dates in the period before graduation that you will need to put in your calendar.

1 February

  • Academic dress orders are now open through Grad Gear.

1 March

  • Final day to apply for graduation at all May ceremonies.
  • Deadline for doctorate graduands to submit your abstract.

4 March

  • By the end of this week the Graduation Office will send you an email to advise you of your ceremony allocation.

7 March

  • Order your academic dress from Grad Gear by this date to receive the early discount of 20% off your order.

16 April

  • Last day you can withdraw from your ceremony – this must be done in writing by emailing the Graduation Office
  • Last day to submit your documentation if you need to update your legal name.
  • Last day to order your guest tickets.

10 May

14 May

15 May

Sharing on social media

Are you social media savvy and want to show us how you’re celebrating your graduation? Apply to take over the University’s Instagram account (@vicuniwgtn) on the day of your ceremony. You may have already seen one of our student Instagram takeovers this year—they’re saved as highlight on our page if you missed out. Register your interest via email: social-media@vuw.ac.nz

For the latest information, including photos and videos from Victoria’s graduation ceremonies and street parade, connect with us on social media.

Use our hashtags—#VicUniWgtn or #VicGrad—as we’d love to see how you celebrate.