Staff information

The 2017 Auckland Graduation Ceremonies will be held 26-28 April 2016 at the Bruce Mason Centre (BMC), Takapuna.

All Academic and Professional staff are invited to attend the graduation ceremonies and participate in the processions. A strong staff presence helps to ensure the success of these events and your participation is appreciated.

  • In order to facilitate on-stage seating arrangements, please complete the web-based application form by noon Friday 21 April 2017.
  • In order to facilitate audience seating, please complete the web-based application form by noon Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Check which ceremony/ies you wish to attend.

Academic regalia
Processional arrival/departure times
Procession cancellation
Staff on-stage seating registrations
Audience seating staff ticket request
Pasifika celebration
Māori celebration
Security and belongings
Parking
Shuttle bus service

Academic regalia

All staff sitting on stage must maintain a high standard of dress, and must wear academic regalia. Casual attire (ie jeans, sneakers, jandals, etc) are not appropriate. Academic regalia can be hired from the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (NZFGW). Please download the application form below and send it to NZFGW at the address supplied on the application. The closing date for orders has been extended to 30 March 2017. Please note a late fee of $30 per order will be applied to any order placed after this date.

Staff Academic Dress Hire Application Form (37 KB)

Please ensure you order your regalia before this date. Payment instructions are at the bottom of the order form. If your department meets the cost of your regalia, please see your Financial Administrator.

Processional arrival/departure times

Note: There has been a change of venue for gathering before the processions and procession departure point. The procession will leave from The Commons, (McKenzie Precinct – 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna) to the Bruce Mason Centre.

The procession will leave from The Commons, (McKenzie Precinct – 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna), and proceed to the Bruce Mason Centre via Hurstmere Road.

Ceremony Start Time

Latest Arrival at ‘The Commons'
(McKenzie Precinct – 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna)

Procession Departs ‘The Commons
(McKenzie Precinct – 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna)

10:30am (Ceremonies 1, 3, 5)

9:15am

9:45am

2:30pm (Ceremonies 2, 4, 6)

1:15pm

1:45pm

Procession cancellation

In the case of rain the procession will be cancelled.

Cancellation notices will be displayed on the Massey University Website home page. A notification will also be sent out by Twitter (@MasseyUni). Parade cancellation information is also on the printed Graduation Checklist. If the procession is cancelled due to bad weather an announcement will be made on the Massey University homepage at approximately the following times:
Ceremonies 1, 3 and 5: 8.00am
Ceremonies 2, 4 and 6: 12.00noon

Reporting times to Bruce Mason Centre if the parade is cancelled:
Ceremonies 1, 3 and 5: 10.00am
Ceremonies 2, 4 and 6: 2.00pm

Staff on-stage seating registrations

Please complete the On-stage Seating Registration Form by noon, Friday 21 April 2017.

Note: If you want to request a ticket to sit with the audience as a Massey Staff Member, you will need to complete a separate 'Audience seating staff ticket request'.

For more information about on-stage registrations contact Amanda Watts, Campus Life, on extension 43036, or via email: A.L.Watts@massey.ac.nz

Audience seating ticket request

This section is not for sitting on-Stage, this is for staff who wish to sit in the audience.

Wherever possible, your audience seating needs will be attempted to be met. There may be limitations due to the overall seating demand for each individual ceremony. Tickets for audience seating will be sent by Events Management. 

Please complete the Audience Seating Ticket Request Form by noon, Wednesday 12 April 2017.

If you have not received your tickets by the Wednesday 19 April 2017 or require more information, please email the Auckland Campus Life team at: events.albany@massey.ac.nz.

Pasifika celebration

To register to attend the Pasifika ceremony please contact Selu Paea:
Email: S.T.V.Paea@massey.ac.nz 
Phone: 09 414 0800 ext 43421

Māori celebration

To register to attend the Māori ceremony please contact Taniya Ward:
Email: T.M.Ward@massey.ac.nz
Phone: 09 414 0800 extn 83395

Security and belongings

Massey Security will offer a retrieval system for staff for personal belongings to be transported from The Commons (McKenzie Precinct – 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna) to the Bruce Mason Centre. If you choose this option, you will be issued a numbered ticket and can reclaim your belongings at the Bruce Mason Centre from the Staff 'Green Room' which is located at the end of the corridor past the toilets. This room is secure and a staff member is stationed there at all times. Please knock on the door to get access as it will be locked.

Please do not leave any of your belongings at The Commons. The Bruce Mason Centre will also be closing soon after the end of the afternoon ceremony at approximately 5:00pm. Staff are asked to collect their belongings from the Green Room as soon as each ceremony concludes.

Parking

We have been unable to secure reserved parking for staff this year. However we have arranged a round trip shuttle bus service to depart twice daily from Massey University Albany Campus from the bus stop outside Quadrangle Building A, to The Bruce Mason Centre and returning back to Campus at the following times:

Shuttle bus service

Please email Campus Life Auckland to book your space on this service.

Ceremony One - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - Departing Albany Campus at 7.15 am, arriving at BMC by 8am - Departing BMC at 12.30 pm, arriving at Albany Campus by 1pm

Ceremony Two - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 - Departing Albany Campus at 12 pm arriving at BMC by 12.30pm - Departing BMC at 5.00 pm, arriving at Albany Campus by 5.45pm

Ceremony Three - Thursday, 27 April 2017 Departing Albany Campus at 7.15 am, arriving at BMC by 8am - Departing BMC at 12.30 pm, arriving at Albany Campus by 1pm

Ceremony Four - Thursday, 27 April 2017 - Departing Albany Campus at 12 pm arriving at BMC by 12.30pm - Departing BMC at 5.00 pm, arriving at Albany Campus by 5.45pm

Ceremony Five - Friday, 28 April 2017 Departing Albany Campus at 7.15 am, arriving at BMC by 8am - Departing BMC at 12.30 pm, arriving at Albany Campus by 1pm

Ceremony Six - Friday, 28 April 2017 - Departing Albany Campus at 12 pm arriving at BMC by 12.30pm - Departing BMC at 5.00 pm, arriving at Albany Campus by 5.45pm

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