Events and graduation

Celebrations to honour Pacific graduates

2021 graduation celebration dates and locations


Friday 28 May 2021 at 6.30pm.

Venue to be confirmed. 

Palmerston North

Tuesday 4 May 2021 at 6.30pm.

Crossroads Church
220 Church Street
Palmerston North


Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 6.30pm.

Great Hall
Dominion Museum Building
15 Buckle Street
Mount Cook

How to register to attend a celebration

In order to graduate at an official graduation ceremony you need to apply to graduate. When you apply you can also register to attend a celebration to honour Pacific graduates.

Apply to graduate

There is no cost to attend the celebration - you are our honoured guests.

If you have Pasifika as well as Māori ancestry, you are welcome to attend both the Pacific @ Massey and Māori @ Massey celebrations if you wish. Please ensure you register for both events when you apply to graduate.

About the celebration

You are welcome to bring up to 10 guests with you to the celebrations. Children are welcome - it is inspiring for our children to see the success of their family.

Due to the number of students attending the Manawatū celebrations, graduates do not get the opportunity to speak, but can if they wish to at the Auckland and Wellington ceremonies.

Your graduation certificate will be presented to you at your graduation ceremony. At this celebration you will receive a special certificate from the Pacific Student Success, Office of the Provost.

You do you not have to graduate at the Massey campus where you studied - you can choose to attend a graduation celebration at the Massey location that suits you best.

What to wear

Graduates will be required to wear academic dress and the hood of your discipline. For information about what to wear and hiring academic dress see the Academic Dress Hire website.


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