Graduation dates and deadlines

Graduation ceremonies, and Māori and Pacific graduate celebrations, are held once a year in Auckland and Wellington, and twice a year in Palmerston North. You can also graduate via an Academic Board meeting. To graduate you need to apply to graduate by the application deadlines.

Graduation ceremonies and celebration dates and application deadlines

Location Graduation ceremony Māori celebration Pacific celebration Applications open Applications close*
Auckland 25-27 May 2021 28 May 2021 28 May 2021 Mid-January 1 March
Palmerston North 3-5 May 2021 6 May 2021 4 May 2021 Mid-January 1 March
mid-November 2021 Mid-August 1 September
Wellington 20 April 2021 21 April 2021 20 April 2021 Mid-January 1 February

*Late applications may be accepted up to 5 working days after the closing date. However, there is no guarantee that they will be able to be accepted. For details, please contact us.

Graduating via an Academic Board meeting

You can apply to graduate via an Academic Board meeting throughout the year.

Academic Board meeting dates Applications close
24 February 2021 1 February 2021
22 March 2021 1 March 2021
28 April 2021 1 April 2021
23 June 2021 1 June 2021
28 July 2021 1 July 2021
25 August 2021 1 August 2021
22 September 2021 1 September 2021
27 October 2021 1 October 2021
24 November 2021 1 November 2021

Academic dress hire deadlines

Deadlines are available on the Academic Dress Hire website.

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