Graduation timeline

Find dates for upcoming graduation, as well as important deadlines for students preparing to attend.

December 2021 graduation date change

The Michael Fowler Centre will be undergoing important maintenance in December so we have had to move the graduation dates forward.

The ceremonies will now take place on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 November at the Michael Fowler Centre, and Te Hui Whakapūmau will take place on 1 December at Kelburn campus.

Applications to attend are due by 1 October.

Preparation deadlines—December ceremonies

There are several key dates in the period before graduation that you will need to put in your calendar.

1 October

  • Final day to apply for graduation at all November–December ceremonies.
  • Deadline for doctorate graduands to submit your abstract.
  • Order your academic dress through Grad Gear.

11 October

  • By the end of this week the Graduation Office will send you an email to advise you of your ceremony allocation

17 October

18 October

  • By the end of this week the Graduation Office will send you an individual link to order your guest tickets

12 November

  • Last day to submit your thesis to the Library (Master's by thesis and doctorate advance graduands).
  • Last day to withdraw from the ceremony
  • Last day to order guest tickets

25 November

  • First day academic dress and guest tickets available for pick up at Murphy Building, Kelburn Campus–check your academic dress receipt for collection times for your ceremony.

29 November–1 December

  • All ceremonies will take place during this week.