Assembly and public procession

Assembly point

  • All graduands will assemble at the forecourt of Parliament grounds no later than 12.50pm. Note: Molesworth Street and the Parliament grounds forecourt are congested traffic areas. Use this street as a 'drop off' point only.

  • Graduates of the first ceremony who wish to take part in the procession will be able to take a chartered bus from the Michael Fowler Centre. Buses will leave at approximately 12.30pm to prepare for the procession.

Procession route

From the forecourt of Parliament grounds up Lambton Quay, into Willis Street, left through Mercer Street concluding in Civic Square. Families and friends of the graduands are invited to take photographs and cheer on the procession.

The procession takes approximately half an hour, concluding at Civic Square, where the Mayor, will greet the procession.


Cancellations will be broadcast on Newstalk ZB 1035A M or you can phone (04) 801 5799 Extn: 62336 between 9.00am and 11.30am on Thursday 29 May for confirmation of cancellation.

Procession Map

Wellington Graduation Procession Map (1,066 KB)

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