Graduation celebration events

Individual university groups host other celebrations during graduation week. Your faculty, school or unit may be hosting an event.

These events are in addition to the official graduation ceremonies.

This page will be updated in March with celebrations during the May 2024 graduation season.

Doctorate celebration

The Vice-Provost (Research) hosts a celebration for all doctorate graduates.

Location: Hunter Lounge

Time: 10–11.30 am Monday 13 May

Pasifika graduation celebration

A celebration for Pasifika graduates, their families, and community. The event is a formal dinner and there will also be cultural items celebrating Pasifika cultures and identities.

Location: The Hub

Time: 5.30 pm on Monday 13 May 2024

Email for more information.

Faculty of Education graduation celebrations—Teacher Education Excellence Awards 2024

The awards are an acknowledgement by the Faculty of Education and Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington of the professional commitment shown by all our graduands and, in particular, of those who have achieved the best performance in our initial teacher education programmes.

This event is not open to the public and is by invitation only. Students receiving an award have been notified and staff have been invited.

Location: Hunter Council Chamber

Time: 5–7 pm on Wednesday 15 May 2024

If you have queries about the event, email

Faculty of Law graduation celebrations

This year's graduation programme is a little different to previous years, so we invite you to register early for this event and join fellow graduands/graduates, guests, and Faculty of Law staff to celebrate your success.

Location and time TBC.

Group photo of law graduates

This photo, which includes all law graduates, is taken on the front steps of Old Government Buildings (or GBLT1 in wet weather).

Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation graduation celebrations

Students and guests are welcome to attend an afternoon tea and an awards evening.

Afternoon tea

Time: 3 pm

Awards evening

Time: TBC

Location and date for both events: Tuesday 14 May at the Atrium of Te Aro campus, 139 Vivian Street.

Further details will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Wellington School of Business and Government—Excellence Awards 2024

The awards are an acknowledgement by the Wellington School of Business and Government to our graduands and donor-funded prize winners for their excellent achievement. This event is by invitation only. Students receiving an award will be notified and the relevant staff invited.

If you have queries about the event, please email

Location: TBC

Time: Wednesday 15 May