How to register for a ceremony

All students must graduate within 18 months of completing their qualification. If you’re not sure which ceremony you should attend, check the Graduation Ceremony dates information below.

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When you need to register by

We will email you when you are eligible. You will also see an alert to register when you log into the Student Hub.

Where and how to register

Register online via Student Hub. You should register even if:

  • you are not planning to attend a ceremony (eg graduate in absentia)
  • you are not planning to attend a ceremony (e.g. graduate in absentia)
  • you don’t know your results yet
  • you’d like to defer your graduation to the next available graduation
  • you only wish to attend your school Pre-graduation Functions
  • your graduation will be held next year March.

Log in with your Otago Polytechnic username and password at Student Hub. There will be a registration form available when the registration is open. It is important that all your contact information is up to date so you do not miss important graduation messages we may send.

When registering, we will ask you this

  • whether you will be graduating in person or in absentia
  • about any special seating arrangements required for yourself or your guests
  • your academic regalia hire details, e.g. height and head size
  • how many guest seats you require

How to cancel if you can’t attend the ceremony

You must notify the Graduation Team at least five days prior to graduation if you are cancelling your order. Cancelled orders will be fully refunded into your bank account (please provide proof of account details). The processing of refunds takes up to 10 working days.

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.