Street parades

The street parade is a highlight of our graduation celebrations and all graduates are encouraged to take part.

A map showing the street parade route during graduation.

Parade information

The street parade for graduates of Wellington School of Business and Government, Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation, Wellington Faculty of Engineering, Wellington Faculty of Health, and Faculty of Law, is on Tuesday 8 September at 12 pm.

The street parade for Wellington Faculty of Education, Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Wellington Faculty of Science, is on Thursday 10 September at 12 pm.

The parade is for graduates only. While the southbound lane of the parade route will be closed, the northbound lane will remain open for traffic. The bus lane on Lambton Quay will be open to buses while the parade assembles and processes. For legal and safety reasons, family and friends must remain on the footpaths.

Assembly point

The parade will leave the Law School, Government Buildings, Lambton Quay at noon. Please assemble at 11.45 am behind your faculty sign, wearing your academic dress.

On arrival to Te Ngākau Civic Square there will be speeches to congratulate all graduates.

Cancellation procedures

The decision to cancel the parade will be made by 10.30 am, based on the information available to us at that time.

If the parade is cancelled, notices will be placed on the Victoria University of Wellington Facebook page and on our website from 10.30 am on the morning of the parade.

You can also call the University on 0800 04 04 04.

Cancellation will be for the parade only—all ceremonies and receptions will proceed.