Palmerston North graduation ceremonies and celebrations

Dates, times and locations for the Palmerston North graduation ceremonies and celebrations to honour Māori and Pacific graduates.

In order to attend a graduation ceremony or celebration you need to apply to graduate. View the details of each ceremony to find out which one you should attend.

Ceremony 1: Monday 3 May 2021 at 2.30pm - Massey Business School

Massey Business School

All graduands from this college with the following qualifications should attend this ceremony.

  • Certificate in Aviation
  • Certificate in Business Studies
  • Diploma in Business Studies
  • Diploma in Communication
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management
  • Bachelor of Business Information
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Business (previously Bachelor of Business Studies)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies/Bachelors of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Studies/Bachelors of Science
  • Bachelor of Communication - only majors in:
    Communication Management, Journalism Studies, Marketing Communication, Public Relations, and the composite major Communication Management/Journalism Studies. All other majors for this qualification graduate in the College of Humanities Ceremony.
  • Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
  • Bachelor of Sport Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Journalism
  • Graduate Diploma in Aviation
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Studies 
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Banking
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business (previously Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Aviation (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) – only majors in Communication Management, Journalism Studies, Marketing Communication or Public Relations
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Advanced Leadership Practice
  • Master of Applied Economics
  • Master of Aviation
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Studies
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Information Systems
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance
  • Master of Sport Management
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy 

Ceremony 2: Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 9.30am - College of Sciences - A

College of Sciences – A

All graduands from this college with the qualifications and specialisations listed below should attend this ceremony. If you are graduating with a double major and the majors are listed in different ceremonies, you can choose the ceremony you wish to attend.

Majors and endorsements included in this ceremony are: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Conservation Ecology, Computer Science, Earth Science, Ecology, Exercise and Sport Science, Data Science, Genetics, Geography, Human Nutrition, Nutritional Science, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Marine Ecology, Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Microbiology, Molecular Biosicence, Nanoscience, Physical Sciences, Physics,  Physiology, Physiological and Molecular Plant Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Plant Protection, Plant Science, Psychology, Statistics and Zoology.

  • Science Certificate
  • Certificate in Agricultural Engineering
  • Certificate in Science and Technology
  • Diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Dairy Technology
  • Diploma in Draughting (Architectural)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Diploma in Meat Technology
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Science and Technology
  • Advanced Diploma in Architectural Draughting
  • Bachelor of Construction
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology with Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelors of Science Joint Programme
  • Bachelor of Business Studies/Bachelors of Science Joint Programme
  • Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Facilities Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Food Quality Assurance
  • Graduate Diploma in Industrial Production
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Sciences
  • Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Quality Assurance
  • Graduate Diploma in Quality Systems
  • Graduate Diploma in Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Technology Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Food Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Sciences
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Quality Systems
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Master of Applied Statistics
  • Master of Construction Management
  • Master of Dairy Science and Technology
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Master of Food Technology
  • Master of Information Sciences
  • Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Quality Systems
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Technology
  • Master of Philosophy (Engineering or Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy 

Ceremony 3: Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 2.30pm - College of Sciences - B

College of Sciences – B

All graduands from this college with the qualifications and specialisations listed below should attend this ceremony. If you are graduating with a double major and the majors are listed in different ceremonies, you can choose the ceremony you wish to attend.

Majors and endorsements included in this ceremony are: Agriculture, Agricultural & Horticultural Systems and Management, Agricultural Science, Animal Production, Animal Science, Environmental Science, Equine Science, Equine Studies, Horticulture, Horticultural Science, Veterinary Sciences.

  • Certificate in Applied Science
  • Certificate in Environmental Science
  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Wool and Wool Technology
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness (previously Bachelor of AgriCommerce)
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (previously Bachelor of AgriScience)
  • Bachelor of Animal Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Rural Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness (previously Postgraduate Diploma in AgriCommerce)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in AgriScience
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Resource and Environmental Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Bachelor of AgriCommerce (Hons)
  • Bachelor of AgriScience (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Master of Agribusiness (previously Master of AgriCommerce)
  • Master of AgriScience
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Philosophy (Ag & Hort related)
  • Master of Science
  • Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Preventative Medicine
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Public Health
  • Master of Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Veterinary Science
  • Master of Veterinary Studies
  • Master of Philosophy (Veterinary related)
  • Doctor of Philosophy 

Ceremony 4: Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 9.30am - College of Health, College of Humanities and Social Sciences - A

College of Health

All graduands from this college should attend this ceremony.

  • Certificate in Public Health
  • Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction
  • Diploma in Health Science
  • Diploma in Rehabilitation
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sport & Exercise
  • Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Social Work
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport & Exercise
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Service Supervision
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Sport & Exercise (Honours)
  • Master of Applied Social Work
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Sport & Exercise
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

College of Humanities and Social Sciences – A

All graduands from this college with the qualifications shown below should attend this ceremony.

  • Certificate in Adult Education
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • Diploma in Adult Education
  • Diploma for Education Support Workers
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Adult Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Years 0 -8
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary/Diploma in Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy
  • Te Aho Tātairangi: Bachelor of Teaching Māori Medium/Diploma in Māori Education
  • Te Aho Tātairangi Bachelor of Teaching and Learning
  • Graduate Certificate in TEAL
  • Graduate Diploma in Adult Learning and Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Administration & Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Developmental and Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Literacy Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Te Aho Paerewa Postgraduate Diploma Teaching and Learning in Māori Medium
  • Master of Counselling Studies
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Educational Psychology
  • Master of Literacy Education
  • Master of Speech Language Therapy
  • Master of Specialist Teaching
  • Master of Teaching and Learning
  • Master of TESOL Leadership
  • Master of Philosophy (Education)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Developmental Psychology
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy 

Ceremony 5: Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 2.30pm - Professional and Continuing Education, New Zealand School of Music, College of Creative Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences - B

Professional and Continuing Education

All students being awarded a certificate from this centre should attend this ceremony.

  • Certificate in Elementary Intensive English
  • Certificate in Pre-Intermediate Intensive English
  • Certificate in Upper Intermediate Intensive English
  • Certificate in Advanced Intensive English
  • Found Certificate in Academic English
  • Found Certificate in Advanced Academic English
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies
  • Certificate in University Preparation

New Zealand School of Music

All graduands from this school should attend this ceremony. 

  • Found Cert in Jazz
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music (Honours)
  • Master of Music
  • Bachelor of Music (Perform)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music Teaching
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music Therapy
  • Master of Musical Arts

College of Creative Arts

All graduands from this college should attend this ceremony. 

  • Certificate in Visual Arts
  • Diploma in Photography
  • Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Diploma in Design
  • Bachelor of Commercial Music
  • Bachelor of Creative Media Production
  • Bachelor of Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts – only major in Visual and Material Culture
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Design
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Commercial Music (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Creative Media Production (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
  • Master of Arts– only major in Visual and Material Culture
  • Master of Creative Enterprise
  • Master of Design
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Māori Visual Arts
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

College of Humanities and Social Sciences – B

All graduands from this college with the qualification shown below should attend this ceremony. Graduands in the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts and Master of Māori Visual Arts should attend the College of Creative Arts ceremony. 

  • Certificate in Arts
  • Certificate in Border and Biosecurity
  • Diploma in Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication – only majors in Expressive Arts, International Languages, Linguistics and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Defence Studies
  • Bachelor of Resource & Environmental Planning
  • BA/BBS Joint Programme
  • BA/BSc Joint Programme
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems
  • Graduate Diploma in Māori Development
  • Graduate Diploma in Media Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Women's Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
  • Postgraduate Certificate in International Development
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Planning
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Whānau Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts – except major in Visual and Material Culture
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Communication – only majors in Expressive Arts, International Languages, Linguistics and Media Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Planning
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Sector Evaluation Research
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Māori
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Whānau Development
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Honours) - only majors in Expressive Arts, International Languages, Linguistics and Media Studies
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Arts– except major in Visual and Material Culture
  • Master of International Development
  • Master of International Security
  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Resource & Environmental Planning
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Sustainable Development Goals
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Procession

After the ceremony, under the direction of the Marshal, graduates will form a procession and proceed to the Graduation Marquee on The Square. Whānau and friends of graduates are encouraged to take photographs and cheer on the procession.

Graduates, staff, officials and their whānau are invited to the Graduation Marquee for refreshments.

Ceremony venue

The graduation ceremonies are held at this following venue:

Regent on Broadway
53 Broadway Avenue
Palmerston North

Celebration to honour Māori graduates

Thursday 6th May 2021 at 9.30am

Regent Theatre
53 Broadway Avenue
Palmerston North

For further information see celebrations to honour Māori graduates.

Celebration to honour Pacific graduates

Tuesday 4th May 2021 at 6.30pm

Crossroads Church
220 Church Street
Palmerston North

For further information see celebrations to honour Pacific graduates.

November graduation ceremonies 

Information about the November graduation ceremonies will be available mid-2021.

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