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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.
Processional arrival/departure times
Staff on-stage seating registrations
Audience seating staff ticket request
Security and belongings
Shuttle bus service
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.
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.
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'
Procession Departs ‘The Commons’
10:30am (Ceremonies 1, 3, 5)
2:30pm (Ceremonies 2, 4, 6)
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
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
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.
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:
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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Last updated on Friday 17 March 2017