Spring Graduation Ceremony Schedule

Important update

Graduation ceremonies at Red and Orange settings:

At the Orange traffic light setting, current guidance from the Government on large-scale events such as this is as follows:

  • You do not need to wear face masks outdoors.
  • If you are attending a gathering or event, you do not need to wear a face mask either indoors or outdoors.
  • Workers and volunteers at indoor events must wear face masks - unless they are exempt.

There is no government mandate that attendees at events must wear a mask, but the University strongly encourages you and your guests to wear a mask at this high-attendance event.

Due to the level of uncertainty about hosting large-scale events and in line with the University's decision to move to online teaching until the mid-semester break in April 2022, the University has decided to postpone the graduation ceremonies previously re-scheduled for Tuesday 8 March.

The new date will be Wednesday 3 August 2022.


If you have told us after 14 March that you wish to change your graduation from in person to in absentia:

You do not need to do anything. Your digital graduation certificate will be made available to you within 3-5 days of the ceremony.

If you have applied to graduate in person but are unable to attend the new date, you can change your application to graduate in absentia (please note you will not be able to attend a future ceremony for the same qualification if you do this):

To ask to have your application changed to 'in absentia,' please email us on graduation@auckland.ac.nz. The process above will then apply and you will graduate in absentia on 3 August.

Note: If you choose to change to in absentia graduation, you will not be able to attend a ceremony in person at a future date.

If you have applied to graduate in person and intend to continue to graduate in person:

You do not need to do anything to your application. We will 'roll-over' your application to the new date. All you need to do is ensure your guests are aware of this change and let them know the new date when this is available. Please also ensure they know we will follow any government guidelines for health and safety which might include a requirement to be vaccinated and/or wear masks etc.

Date: 3 August 2022

Due to lower numbers overall, we have combined ceremonies in order and removed the 7pm ceremony.

Ceremony One, 10am

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Education and Social Work
Faculty of Engineering


Ceremony Two, 3pm

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science


Application dates for September 2022 Spring Graduation

Applications to graduate in the Spring 2022 graduation ceremonies will open on 27 June 2022 and will close on 8 August 2022.

See applying to graduate.