Wednesday 29 November 2017
October - November 2017
The next graduation ceremony for eligible students in Auckland will be at the Great Room of the Langham Hotel on Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Whether you're travelling to Graduation to attend the ceremony yourself or visiting to support your loved one, you may need to book accommodation quite early to ensure that you find something. To find accommodation near the Auckland International Campus, visit HotelsCombined
Graduation datesOtago Polytechnic Auckland campus has two graduation ceremonies every year, one in April and one in November. Students eligible to graduate in April are contacted by email in March and students eligible to graduate in November are contacted by email in October each year. If students or their friends and family are unable to attend, they may defer to a later graduation in Auckland or Dunedin, or graduate in absentia.
Registering for graduation
Students must graduate within 18 months of attaining their qualification. If you are eligible to graduate in November, you will receive an email in late October inviting you to register your graduation intentions. In this email (sent to both your OP and personal email address), there will be a link to a survey which you must complete by the specified date. It is important that all of your contact information is up-to-date so you do not miss out on this email. If you think that you are eligible to graduate at the above ceremony, but you have not received any information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the survey, you will be asked the following questions:
- if you will graduate in person, in absentia, or if you would like to defer your graduation to the next ceremony in Auckland or to the next ceremony in Dunedin
- whether you will attend the after-function
- your dress size and head circumference for your academic dress
- the number of guests you will bring (if any) and any special seating requirements
Programme of Main Events
Meet at Aotea Square for photographs and parade
Pōwhiri and ceremony begin at the Great Hall
Ceremony concludes & after function begins at the Langham Hotel
After function concludes
All graduands who would like to walk in the parade are to meet in Aotea Square under the arch at 11:00am. There will be a photographer there taking photos of all graduands and guests. The parade will depart from Aotea Square at 11:15am and will be led by a piper and drummer. For students walking in the parade, your guests are more than welcome to follow you along the parade and cheer you on!
Please note, while our campus is growing, our parade is still small. You do not have to walk in the parade if you don’t want to. If this is the case, please ensure you meet at Q Theatre at 12:00pm sharp. There will be student volunteers wearing OP branded t-shirts waiting outside, who will show you where to go.
Tickets for guests
Graduating students do not need tickets for themselves. Each student will be allocated one ticket for their friends and family. Applications for additional tickets can be made by emailing email@example.com. You may collect your tickets along with your academic dress from the Auckland International Campus. The exact date and time will be confirmed closer to the date. Please go to Student Success in Room 101 on Level 1 for ticket collection:Otago Polytechnic 1/350 Queen StreetAuckland 1010
*No tickets or gowns to be collected on the day of graduation. If this poses difficulties for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiring academic dress
All graduating students must wear appropriate academic dress. Otago Polytechnic operates a hire service for academic dress, the proceeds of which go toward cleaning and maintaining the academic dress stock. Students will be given details of the hireage and return costs and processes in late October 2016 You must register for graduation, otherwise, you risk your academic dress not being sent up in time and as a result you may not be able to attend your graduation ceremony.
Payment of Academic Dress
Bank Name: Westpac Banking Corporation
Account No: 03-0883-0134810-00
Reference: Your Student ID No and “Graduation” E.g. Reference: 1000012345 Graduation
Via credit card:
Call us on: 09 309 0301 ext. 811 or 304 to make a credit card payment over the phone
In person, when you collect your academic dress:
7/350 Queen Street
Collection and Return of Academic Dress
You may collect your tickets along with your academic dress from the Auckland International Campus from Monday, 24 April – Thursday, 27 April (including ANZAC Day). Please go to Student Success in Room 101 on Level 1 for gown and ticket collection.
Note: No tickets or gowns to be collected on the day of graduation. If you have any issues around this please email email@example.com
Photographer: Chris Dillon
Dillon photography will be photgraphing during the ceremony and, if you wish, will be available to photograph you and/or your family in their on-site studio after the ceremony. Please note: Due to lighting and time restrictions we will not be able to guarantee 'on stage' photos. An on-site studio will be running during the refreshments after the graduation ceremony.
There is no charge for on-site studio photography. Purchase of print or file pricing can be viewed below. You will be able to view and order photos online within seven days of your event.
Viewing/ Purchase Instructions
To order your photos:
1. Visit www.dillon.co.nz
2. Click on Graduation in the navigation menu.
3. Click on 'Graduation Online Store' button.
4. Click on your event.
You will be redirected to our online shop. Here you can choose images, select sizes or packages, calculate shipping costs and purchase. The prints will be shipped to the address you supply.
Pricing (Note sizes are in inches)
6 x 4" print $12 Packages
5 x 7" print $20 10x 6 x 4" prints $100
8 x 12" print $45 1x 8 x 12" & 3x 5 x 7" $85
12 x 16" print $60
High Resolution file $60
Federation of Graduate Women
New Zealand is one of 61 countries with a national branch of the Federation of Graduate Women (FGW) affiliated to the International FGW whose headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. All women degree graduates may join the NZFGW.
The aims of the Federation are:
- To promote understanding and cooperation among degree graduate women resident in New Zealand.
- To represent and act for degree graduate women in matters in which they are interested.
- To promote, through affiliation with the IFGW, understanding and friendship among degree graduate women of the world, irrespective of race, religion or political opinion.
- To encourage research work by degree graduate women.
- To encourage the full application of the knowledge and skills of degree graduate women to the problems which arise at all levels of public life, whether regional, national or worldwide, and to encourage their participation in the solving of these problems.
Membership of the IFGW entitles degree graduates to apply for many postgraduate awards. Members receive regular newsletters, and may obtain letters of introduction to other branches of the IFGW when travelling overseas. Members retain contact with other degree graduate women, and by corporate action contribute to community, educational and controversial issues. Members of all branches contribute to the preparation of submissions.
Local branch programmes include talks on topical subjects, panel discussions, study groups and social activities.
List of local branch secretaries:
- CANTERBURY - PO Box 3088, Christchurch Mail Centre, Christchurch 8140
- GISBORNE - 51 Island Road, Gisborne 4010
- HAWKES BAY - 4/31 Shakespeare Road, Napier 4110
- MANAWATU - PO Box 1713, Palmerston North Central, Palmerston North 4440
- NORTH SHORE - PO Box 33-1050, Takapuna, North Shore City 0740
- OTAGO - PO Box 6334, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9059
- SOUTHLAND - PO Box 98, Invercargill 9840
- WAIKATO - PO Box 7065, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3247
- WELLINGTON - PO Box 2006, Wellington 6140