Graduation

We love to celebrate our student’s success, so graduation is a big deal and one that the whole organisation gets involved in. We typically have three graduation ceremonies throughout the year, in Dunedin (March and September) and Auckland (October).

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Dunedin graduations

Dunedin graduations take place at the Dunedin Town Hall. To take part in the graduation ceremony you must register to attend - find more information here about registering to graduate.

Graduation ceremonies are so much fun. There are normally pre-grad celebrations that take place on campus, with your classmates and lecturers. Followed by the iconic street parade, down George Street in procession behind the town piping band. It’s a special moment and one your whānau can enjoy too. The street parade ends at the Town Hall, where you are invited onto stage to receive formal recognition of your achievement.

To graduate, you must come in academic regalia, which you hire from us. Each qualification and school has its own hood and sash colour! We encourage our students to come to graduation as it is such a great opportunity to celebrate.

Upcoming graduation dates

Date Campus Status
Friday 17 October CapableNZ (in Auckland) Registrations not open, check closer to date
Thursday 22 September Dunedin, Central, CapableNZ Registrations not open, check closer to date

Pre-graduation dates

Date Campus Status
17 October 2022 CapableNZ (in Auckland) Check closer to date
September 2022 Dunedin, Central, CapableNZ Check closer to date

Auckland Graduations

If you’re an international student who studied at our Auckland International Campus (AIC), find out all you need to know about the next graduation ceremony here.

WINTEC Graduation

Students based in Hamilton, studying Occupational Therapy with Otago Polytechnic and WINTEC can graduate at the WINTEC Graduation Ceremony at Claudelands.

Register for the WINTEC graduation here

Graduation for Capable NZ students

If you are graduating through Capable NZ, you can choose to attend a graduation ceremony in either Dunedin or Auckland.

Registration emails for 2022 will be sent out shortly. 

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.