Staff Information

All academic, research and senior administrative 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. Lecturers have the authority to cancel their classes if they wish to attend.

Stage seating is limited to a maximum of 70 staff, please note that the stage can fill very quickly and seats are allocated on a first in, first served basis.  In order to facilitate seating arrangements and put your name down for a seat on the stage, please complete the web-based application form as soon as possible. Applications for stage seating will not be accepted after 27 October.

Gown hire

Gowns can be hired from Academic dress hire, run by the Graduate Women Manawatu Charitable Trust inc. You can complete an online hire form on their website.  

Due dates for staff academic dress hire

  • 1 April annually for May graduation
  • 15 October annually for November graduation

Please ensure you order your academic regalia before this date. Orders cannot be accepted during the two weeks prior to Graduation.

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