Street parades

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

Tuesday 18 May

11.45 am for 12 pm departure.

Parade leaves the Law School, Old Government Buildings and makes its way to Te Ngākau Civic Square.

This parade is for graduates of Wellington School of Business and Government, and faculties of Architecture and Design Innovation, Engineering, and Law.

Thursday 20 May

11.45 am for 12 pm departure.

The parade leaves the Law School, Old Government Buildings and makes its way to Te Ngākau Civic Square.

This parade is for graduates of the faculties of Health, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Education.

A map showing the street parade route during graduation.

Parade information

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 12.15 pm 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 11 am, based on the information available to us at that time.

If the parade is cancelled, notices will be placed on the Te Herenga Waka—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.