Key information

Here you’ll find important information for graduands.

Deferring your graduation

  • If you don’t want to graduate in Spring 2017, simply do not complete the application form when it opens on Student Services Online.
  • If this is the first time you’ve deferred your graduation, you’ll be sent a new invitation to apply for the next graduation season.
  • In the meantime, you’ll still receive reminders until the graduation closing date.
  • If you apply to graduate and change your mind, you can defer your application by contacting us before the application closing date.
  • If you do not advise the Graduation Office before the application closing date that you wish to defer, you will graduate in absentia from the ceremony. This means you will not be able to attend a future ceremony for this qualification.

Request for late deferral of graduation

The final date to defer your graduation for Spring 2017 is 27 August.

After this date it is not possible to defer, and if you are unable to attend the ceremony you will graduate in absentia. No correspondence will be entered into regarding deferral after this date.

The Graduation Office is unable to make changes after this date as convocation data is collated and finalised. Any late requests would disrupt critical, time-sensitive processes such as printing certificates and programmes, ceremony scripts and allocating student and guest seats. There is no right of appeal against a decision from the Graduation Office to decline a late deferral.

If you’d like to request a deferral of graduation, before the closing date, contact our Student Support team.

Scholarships

The following scholarships are recognised at graduation.

The University of Auckland scholarships

  • Doctoral
  • Māori and Polynesian Graduate
  • Masters/Honours
  • Faculty
  • Senior Scholar

Other scholarships

  • Rhodes
  • Woolf Fisher
  • Commonwealth
  • Bright Future Top Achiever Doctoral

The scholarship must be based on the degree in which you are graduating and must have been accepted by you through the University by the application closing date.

Guest tickets and seating

  • If you choose to be an ‘in person graduand’, you can request guest tickets on your graduation application form (note that graduands do not require a ticket).
  • The ceremony venue can accommodate three guests per in person graduand.
  • We will guarantee orders of up to three tickets for your ceremony if you request them before the application closing date.

Special needs

If you need special seating arrangements due to disability, or need a place for a wheelchair, email the Graduation Office as soon as possible but no later than two weeks before graduation.

Email: graduation@auckland.ac.nz and include:

  • Your Student ID number
  • The qualification with which you will be graduating
  • The details of your special requirements

We’ll contact you approximately two weeks before your ceremony to confirm arrangements.

Owing a debt to the University

If you have any outstanding fees or fines, you can still apply to graduate but your certificate may be withheld.

Once the debt is paid, the hold will be removed from your account, and your certificate will be made available.  

Graduation Procession

On graduation day the formalities start with a street procession from the University to the Aotea Centre. There are three processions in Autumn graduation and one in Spring.

Assemble for the street procession at 9am in the University of Auckland Pavilion, on Old Government House grounds.

The procession will exit the Pavilion at 9.30am sharp, and process towards Aotea Square via Queen Street. Graduands in ceremonies starting later in the day may report directly to the Aotea Centre at their appointed time, but are encouraged to participate in the procession on their graduation day.

For more information about procession protocol and a route map please see the 'information for graduands' ebook which is provided via email to all graduating students approx. 4-5 weeks before the event.

In the unlikely event that the procession from the University is cancelled, graduands in the Pavilion will be informed and asked to make their own way to the Aotea Centre. Notice will also be available through the Student Contact Centre, 0800 61 62 63, and on Facebook.

Spring 2017 Faculty Celebrations

Faculty of Arts

Congratulations to Arts graduands on your achievement. The Dean of Arts warmly invites you and your guests to celebrate with the Faculty staff at a light lunch in the Alumni Marquee.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Light Lunch
Time: 11:30am-1pm
Place: Alumni Marquee, Old Government House
RSVP: Please RSVP by 4pm, Monday 18 September https://artsgraduation2017.eventbrite.com
Contact: Ashley McGarry artsevents@auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Business & Economics 

The University of Auckland Business School invites you and your guests to attend the 2017 Spring Graduation Afternoon Tea. Join the Dean, your lecturers and fellow Graduands in celebrating your achievement.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Afternoon Tea
Time: 4-5pm
Place: The Pavilion, Old Government House
RSVP: Register at: www.business.auckland.ac.nz/rsvpgraduation by Thursday 21 September
Contact: Tyla Pearse tyla.pearse@auckland.ac.nz

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science invites all their graduands and guests to a celebratory afternoon tea after the graduation ceremonies.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Afternoon Tea
Time: 2-3:30pm
Place: Science Centre, Building 303, Level 4 Common Area
RSVP:
Please RSVP by Tuesday 19 September
Contact: Sarah Sneyd s.sneyd@auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

Congratulations to our graduands on your achievement. The Dean of Creative Arts and Industries warmly invites you and your guests to celebrate with the Faculty staff at a morning tea in the Gus Fisher Gallery.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Morning Tea
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Gus Fisher Gallery, 74 Shortland St
RSVP: No RSVP required. For dietary
requests please email graduation.creative@auckland.ac.nz
Contact: Tera Hanson graduation.creative@auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Education & Social Work

Congratulations to all our students graduating from the University of Auckland at this year’s Spring Graduation Ceremony. You and your whānau are invited to a celebration with the Dean of Education and Social Work, your teachers and your classmates at the Alumni Pavilion before the graduation ceremony. Join us to toast your achievements and celebrate this significant occasion. This is a free event however tickets are required for yourself and up to three guests.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Afternoon Tea
Time:  2-3pm
Place: The Pavilion, Old Government House
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday 19 September www.spring-graduation2017.eventbrite.co.nz
Contact: Helen Pengelly h.pengelly@auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Engineering

All engineering graduands and their guests are invited to a morning tea to celebrate with our faculty before the graduation ceremony.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Morning Tea
Time: 10-11am
Place: The Pavilion, Old Government House
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday 19 September https://goo.gl/forms/ovhrj0iCzdAlQ22a2
Contact: Zoe Jamieson z.jamieson@auckland.ac.nz or foe-events@auckland.ac.nz

Department of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics warmly invites all their graduands and guests to a celebratory afternoon tea after the graduation ceremonies.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Lunch
Time: 1:30pm
Place: Building 302 – Level 6, Breakout Space
RSVP:
Please RSVP by Friday 22 September
Contact: Tama Ngahere tama.ngahere@auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences congratulates all graduands and invites them and their guests to attend a breakfast before the graduation ceremony. The Dean and staff members are looking forward to this opportunity to meet and celebrate the success of the graduating students.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Breakfast
Time: 7.30-8.50am
Place: Old Government House Dining Room
RSVP: Please RSVP by 5pm Friday 1 September fmhs-events@auckland.ac.nz
Contact: Tanya Carter tanya.carter@auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law congratulates its graduands on their achievement. The Dean of Law and Faculty staff warmly invite you and your guests to attend a celebration reception before the graduation ceremony.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Afternoon Tea
Time: 1-2:30pm
Place: Fale Pasifika
RSVP: Please RSVP to lawevents@auckland.ac.nz by Friday 15 September
Contact: Sarah-Jane Crewther sj.crewther@auckland.ac.nz

Faculty of Science

All Science graduands and their guests are invited to join the Dean and Faculty staff at a Celebration Breakfast.  We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Celebration Breakfast
Time: 7:30-8:30am
Place: The Pavilion, Old Government House
RSVP: No RSVP required
Contact: Judith Poland j.poland@auckland.ac.nz

Department of Statistics

Department of Statistics would like to warmly invite all their Graduands and Guests to Lunch and a Group Photo of the Graduands with Academics.

Date: Tuesday 26 September
Function: Lunch and Photo
Time: 1pm followed by a photo of graduates with academics at 1:30pm
Place:
Level 3 Common Area, Building 303, 38 Princes Street
RSVP:
Please RSVP by Tuesday 12 September
Contact: Joei Mudaliar j.mudaliar@auckland.ac.nz