The award of your degree is celebrated at traditional graduation ceremonies.

Next opportunity to graduate

Applying to graduate
The next opportunity to graduate is in absentia through the October Meeting of Council 2015. Applications are open until Monday 5 October for the Monday 19 October Meeting.

If you would like to graduate as soon as possible and do not mind not attending a graduation ceremony, check that you have met the requirements of your qualification and that you are eligible to graduate (this can be checked on your unofficial transcript in Student Services Online).

You are then welcome to contact us in the Graduation Office to get a Meeting of Council application form. Our email is

It is important to note the following:

  • The date on your certificate is your date of graduation.
  • You do not attend this Council meeting. By graduating through Council, you will not be able to attend a Ceremony in future for that same qualification.
  • Certificates will be available 2 to 3 weeks after the meeting.

Tai Tokerau graduation (Northland)

Tai Tokerau graduation (Northland)
A special graduation ceremony is held each year in Whangarei.

Search for past graduates of the University of Auckland

Graduate database
You can use the graduate database to confirm the graduation of students at The University of Auckland from February 1996 to the most recent graduation.

University of New Zealand Graduates 1883 - 1961
You can use the library to research the graduation of students from the University of New Zealand between 1883 and 1961.

Previous graduation ceremonies

Graduation videos
Watch videos of the graduation ceremonies.

Graduation photo galleries
See photos from the graduation ceremonies.

Graduation merchandise
Bears, rings, frames, capping photos and DVDs.

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Spring 2015 Graduation

e-book cover link

Information e-book for graduands.
This booklet contains information on all aspects of the ceremonies and celebrations.

This will be sent along with a graduand's allocated e-tickets around 3 weeks before the ceremonies.


Graduation ceremony schedule 
The schedule for the Spring 2015 graduation ceremonies.

What to wear to graduation
See an outline of the appropriate academic dress, and read suggestions on what to wear with your regalia.