The University had to postpone May graduation week due to the health and physical distancing requirements of COVID-19.
While students had their qualifications granted by the University Council at its May meeting and have received a physical copy of their certificate, the University always planned to reschedule the graduation ceremonies as soon as possible.
“Graduation is a wonderful opportunity for students to celebrate with their whānau, friends, and supporters,” says the University’s Chancellor, Neil Paviour-Smith. “The whole Wellington community gets behind the graduation celebrations so we strongly encourage all students to participate and celebrate their achievements. We are delighted to bring the parade and ceremonies back to the capital.”
There will be seven ceremonies, six held at the Michael Fowler Centre and one to be held at Te Herenga Waka marae, to cater for students who would have graduated in May, as well as two parades from the Old Government Building to Te Ngākau Civic Square.
Tuesday 8 September
12 noon: Parade (for ceremonies 1, 2 and 3)
Ceremony one: 1.30 pm: Wellington School of Business and Government, Faculty of Law
Ceremony two: 6 pm: Wellington School of Business and Government, Wellington Faculty of Health
Wednesday 9 September
Ceremony three: 1.30 pm: Wellington Faculty Architecture, Design and Innovation and Wellington Faculty of Engineering*
Ceremony four: 6 pm: Wellington Faculty of Science
Thursday 10 September
12 noon: Parade
Ceremony 5: 1.30 pm: Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ceremony 6: 6 pm: Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Wellington Faculty of Education
Friday 11 September
Ceremony 7: Te Herenga Waka Marae