How to register for a ceremony

All students must graduate within 18 months of completing their qualification.

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When you need to register by

Registrations close six weeks before the ceremony date.

We will email you when you are eligible to register.

Where and how to register

You will be sent a registration link via email if you are eligible to graduate. This link is unique to you and the qualification you are graduating with.

Clicking the registration link will take you to the registration form where you can select your ceremony or notify us that you will not be attending.

You should register even if:

  • you are not planning to attend a ceremony (e.g. graduate in absentia)
  • you don’t know your results yet
  • you only wish to attend your school pre-graduation functions.

It's important that all your contact information is up-to-date so you do not miss important graduation messages we may send. We will send these to your email address and we also send you a text message close to graduation with your unique check in number. 

When registering

When you register, we'll ask you:

  • whether you'll be attending the ceremony
  • about any special seating arrangements required for yourself or your guests
  • your academic regalia hire details, e.g. height and head size (Dunedin graduations only)
  • how many guests you're thinking of bringing along.

How to cancel if you can’t attend the ceremony

Until registrations close, you can use your registration link to revisit the form and update your answers, including updating 'attending' to 'not attending'.

If registrations are closed, you will need to email us at to cancel your registration. Please let us know as soon as possible if you're not able to come. If you need to tell us on the day that you're not attending, please try to do this as early as possible. 

To get a refund for your gown hire

When you let us know that you can't come to graduation, please also let us know whether you'll need to cancel a gown order. The processing of a gown refund into your bank account takes up to 10 working days. If you have to cancel your order quite close to graduation day/on graduation day, please be aware that your refund may take a little longer to process due to workload.

Contact us

If you need some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.