Graduation ceremony schedule

As large gatherings are not permitted under Alert Level 2, we are reluctantly having to cancel the in-person graduation ceremonies scheduled for 6, 7 and 8 October. 

We understand how disappointing this will be for our graduating students and their whānau and friends. While it won’t replace the excitement and energy of our usual graduations, we are looking at the possibility of holding ‘virtual’ ceremonies, using live-streaming technology, which would allow our students to celebrate their achievement with family and friends.

We will update you on this as soon as we have more information.

Spring 2020 Graduation

Applications to graduate have now closed. The last date to defer is 24 August 2020 at 5pm. 

The Spring 2020 ceremony schedules are below. These will be held over the following dates at Spark Arena

  • Tuesday 6 October 
  • Wednesday 7 October 
  • Thursday 8 October 

We strongly recommend that you and your whānau do not make any travel arrangements or bookings until you have received the final confirmation email. These are sent to your student university email address after applications have closed. 

The Graduation Office reserve the right to make any changes to the schedule to ensure a better balance of ceremony sizes. 

Graduation Schedule

Tuesday 6 October 


Ceremony One, 10am

Faculty of Science 


Ceremony Two, 3pm

Faculty of Science
Faculty of Education and Social Work 

Wednesday 7 October 
 

Ceremony Three, 10am

Faculty of Business and Economics


Ceremony Four, 3pm

Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences*


Event Ceremony, 7:30pm

A ceremony for select students from all Faculties

Thursday 8 October 
 

Ceremony Five, 10am

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Law 


Ceremony Six, 3pm

Faculty of Engineering 

* The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences students who did not apply during the Autumn application period will be automatically rolled over to the December Graduation ceremonies. 

December Graduation 2020

The December Graduation will be held on 15 December 2020.

The schedule for the December Graduation can be found below. Applications for the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences students only will open on the 23rd of September, 2020 and will close promptly on the 2nd of November, 2020.

All Faculty of Medical and Health Science students who did not apply for Autumn Graduation 2020, but are applying for Spring Graduation 2020 will be automatically rolled over to the December Graduation 2020. 

We strongly recommend students and whānau do not make any travel arrangements or bookings until you have received the final confirmation email. These are sent to your student univeristy email address after applications have closed. 

The Graduation Office reserve the right to make any changes to the schedule to ensure a better balance of ceremony sizes. 

December Graduation Schedule

Tuesday 15 December


Ceremony One, 10am

Bachelor of Health Science and Health Science conjoints
PG Diplomas – All schools
Masters Degrees – all schools
PhD - All schools not included in ceremony 2


Ceremony Two, 2pm

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Nursing and Nursing conjoints
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
Doctor of Medicine
PhD – from schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy