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Events and graduation

Now that New Zealand is at Alert Level 1, there are no restrictions on events at the University. Unless the COVID-19 situation worsens, graduation ceremonies scheduled for November 2020 and April and May 2021 will go ahead as planned. However, there may still be changes to key events from previous years, including Open Days, due to decisions made when New Zealand was at Alert Levels 3 and 4.

Special graduation celebrations

Because COVID-19 prevented us from holding our traditional graduation ceremonies this year, we are holding special graduation celebrations for all those graduates who opted to graduate in absentia, and therefore missed out on a ceremony, to mark this important milestone.

If you believe you qualify to attend these celebrations but have not received an invitation by email, please contact us on contact@massey.ac.nz

All those who opted to defer their graduation until a ceremony could take place will be included in the graduation ceremonies planned for November 2020 and April/May 2021.

Costs of academic regalia covered

When we notified graduands that our graduation ceremonies couldn’t go ahead, they told us the wearing of regalia was one of the key aspects of graduation they felt they were missing. For this reason, the University will cover the costs of academic regalia hire for all graduates at this celebration.

Format of graduation celebrations

The afternoon celebrations will be an opportunity to bring your friends and whānau onto campus to celebrate your academic success with Massey staff, classmates and other graduates from the class of 2020.

It will begin with an official welcome to congratulate you on your achievement, with the remainder of the afternoon being relatively informal. Guests will be able to mingle with classmates and Massey staff while enjoying entertainment and kai – there will be live music and food and drink available, but it will not be a formal, sit-down event.

Event photographers will capture photos of graduates with Massey staff, friends and whānau, and these will be available for download after the event at no cost. 

The event will run throughout the afternoon to offer you maximum flexibility. If you are unable to make the official welcome, you will be able to arrive at any time to get photos with whānau and friends.

The relevant student association on each campus will also host an evening party for graduates and their guests, so you can continue with festivities if you choose.

Dates and venues

Attendees must register. If you believe you qualify to attend these celebrations but have not received an invitation by email, please contact us on contact@massey.ac.nz

Auckland

Afternoon graduation celebration

Date: Tuesday 20 October, 2020
Time: Any time between 1pm – 4pm; Official welcome starts at 1.30pm
Venue: Atrium Building and Courtyard, Massey University Auckland campus
RSVP: Register by Friday 7 August 2020

An Evening to ConGRADulate – hosted by ASA

Date: Tuesday 20 October, 2020
Time: 6pm – Late
Venue: TBC

Manawatū

Afternoon graduation celebration

Date: Friday 9 October, 2020
Time: Any time between 1pm – 4pm; Official welcome starts at 1.30pm
Venue: Wharerata Function Centre, Massey University Manawatū campus

The Slightly Late Grad Ball – hosted by MUSA

Date: Friday 9 October, 2020
Time: 8pm – Late
Venue: TBC

Wellington

Afternoon graduation celebration

Date: Friday 2 October, 2020
Time: Any time between 1pm – 4pm; Official welcome starts at 1.30pm
Venue: Great Hall Block 10, Museum Building, Massey University Wellington campus

An Evening to ConGRADulate – hosted by MAWSA

Date: Friday 2 October 2020
Time: 8pm – Late
Venue: TBC

Photography

A professional photographer will be on hand to take informal photos during the afternoon, which you will be able to download for free after the event. And, like all traditional graduations, a professional studio photographer will also be attending for formal sittings as a paid-for service.

Māori and Pacific celebrations

Special celebrations to honour Māori and Pacific graduates will also be held across all three campuses. Māori and Pacific graduates will be contacted directly about these before the end of the month.

International students

If you’re an international student who is no longer in New Zealand, please let the University know by emailing us at contact@massey.ac.nz. We will include you in our plans for recognising offshore international students.

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