2017 Graduation celebrations head to Manawatū

Graduation procession.

Over 1000 students will cross the stage at the Regent on Broadway this week as Massey University graduation celebrations kick-off in Palmerston North.

The ceremonies start today and will continue twice-daily across six ceremonies, along with events to celebrate Māori and Pasifika graduates.

A total of 1129 students will graduate, including 40 students with doctorates and 146 receiving master’s degrees. An Honorary Doctorate and an Earned Doctor of Literature, will also be awarded.

The final graduation ceremony will be held in Wellington next month.

Massey staff will be on hand to take photos for social media after each ceremony. It's a great chance to get some more casual photos with family and friends. These photos will be posted on Facebook after each ceremony, for students to share, like and comment on.

Twitter and Instagram users attending graduation day, whether in academic robes or as family and friends, are encouraged to share highlights using the hashtag #MasseyGrad. 

You can watch a live stream of each ceremony here.

Palmerston North Graduation Ceremonies 8 - 11 May 2017

Ceremony One

Monday, 8 May 2017 at 11.00am

Massey Business School

Guest speaker - Kendra Ross, Co-Founder, Duo NZ

Ceremony Two

Monday, 8 May 2017 at 3.00pm

College of Sciences A

Guest speaker - Mark Julian, General Manager, Dairy Operations, Landcorp

Ceremony Three

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 9.30am

College of Sciences B

Guest speaker - Dr Charlotte Severne, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Mäori and Pasifika, Massey University

Ceremony Four

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 2.30pm

College of Health

Guest speaker - Professor Jane Mills, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Health, Massey University

Ceremony Five

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at 9.30am

Professional and Continuing Education

New Zealand School of Music

College of Creative Arts

College of Humanities and Social Sciences A

Guest speaker
- Piet de Jong, Partner, Baldwin Boyle Group

Ceremony Six

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at 2.30pm

College of Humanities and Social Sciences B

Guest speaker - Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley, Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University

Celebration to Honour Māori Graduates

Thursday, 11 May 2017 at 9.30am


Celebration to Honour Pasifika Graduates

Thursday, 11 May 2017 at 2.00pm 

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