School/College Graduation Functions
Most Schools/Colleges at Otago Polytechnic hold their own individual Pre-graduation Ceremonies to celebrate the success of their students together as a School. These ceremonies are held either earlier than the formal Graduation Ceremony at the Dunedin Town Hall or the same day, either in the morning before the ceremony or straight after.
At the Pre-Graduation Ceremonies special student awards are presented, class photographs are taken, and food and drink is usually available. In some School/College functions, there is an opportunity for the graduands and/or their families to speak.
We welcome your family and friends to our Pre-graduation functions without requiring the need for graduands to request extra tickets. Numbers attending are required, but this is for catering purposes only. You can order your Pre-graduation tickets from your school.
Venues, Dates and Times:
|Capable NZ||Pre-Graduation Function||Friday 13 March 2020||11.30 am||The Hub, H Block, Otago Polytechnic||Light morning tea with tea/coffee, Welcome (from Capable NZ Staff) and group photos. Please wear academic dress.|
|School of Midwifery||Pre-Graduation Celebration Wellington||Friday 28 February 2020||5.00 pm - 7.00 pm||Waikanae Golf Club, 97 Te Moana Road, Waikanae||Ceremony and Group Photos (please wear academic dress) followed by drinks and nibbles. Contact the School for tickets.|
|School of Midwifery||Pre-Graduation Celebration Dunedin||Thursday 12 March 2020||6.00 pm - 8.00 pm||The Hub, Forth Street, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin.||Ceremony and Group Photos (please wear academic dress) followed by drinks and nibbles. Contact the School for tickets.|
|College of Art and Design (Food Design Institute)||Pre-Graduation Function||Friday 13 March 2020||10.30 am||Manaaki Restaurant, Manaaki Block, Harbour Terrace||Awards Ceremony for Bachelor of Culinary Arts students 10.30 am. Morning Tea and photos 11 am - all graduating students. Please wear academic dress.|
|College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences (ABE)||Pre-Graduation Function||Friday 13 March 2020||11.00 am||L Block Carpentry Barn, 100 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin.||Light Refreshments Supplied, Guests Welcome. Group photos will be taken – please wear academic dress.|
|School of Veterinary Nursing (College of Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences)||Pre Graduation Function||Friday 13 March 2020||11.00 am - 12.30 pm||School of Veterinary Nursing, N Block, Corner of Albany Street and Anzac Avenue||Opening, Welcome, Special Awards Presentation, Karakia, Light Food & refreshments, Group photographs then head towards Dental School for parade. Please wear academic dress.|
|Te Ohu Ora (Occupational Therapy)||Pre Graduation Function||Friday 13 March 2020||10:00 am - 12 noon||The Hub, H Block, Otago Polytechnic||Awards Ceremony for Occupational Therapy students, Light Refreshments Supplied, Guests Welcome. Group photos will be taken at 11:45 am – please wear academic dress.|
M¯aori Pre-graduation Ceremony
Date: Thursday 12 March 2020
Time: 3.30 pm
Venue: The Atrium, The Hub
Twice a year Otago Polytechnic hosts a Pre-Graduation Ceremony for graduands who identify as M¯aori. This ceremony acknowledges and celebrates your success at Te Kura Matatini ki Otago and welcomes the attendance of your wh¯anau and friends.
You can choose to attend this ceremony when you complete the online graduation registration form sent to you by email. You may also send an email with your details to email@example.com with the subject line: M¯aori Pre-Graduation Ceremony. Soon after this you will receive a formal invitation for you, your wh¯anau and friends to attend.
Date: To be confirmed
Time: To be confirmed
Room: To be confirmed
Come celebrate, worship and reflect during this Christian service. It is an opportunity to honour God for the journey we’ve all been on. All wh¯anau, friends and staff are most welcome also. Please join us for some light kai afterward