Key Dates for Graduands
Graduation is a fantastic celebration of your achievements. To ensure your experience goes to plan, please ensure you return rsvps and details by the required deadlines. You should expect the following communications, please contact us if you do not receive expected information.
Why? To invite you to graduation and ensure you receive your guest tickets and required information, we will need your postal address and email address. We may also text, call or email you if we are missing information or need to advise you of a change.
Expect to receive your invitation to graduate by Wednesday 30 January. You will need to return your application to graduate form, confirming:
The qualification you are receiving
Your full legal name
Your attendance or non-attendance at the ceremony
It is important you return your form by Friday 8 February whether you are attending a ceremony or not.
Summer School: If you are attending summer school your invitation to graduate will be sent in the last week of February. You will receive instructions and key dates for returning your form with the letter, but this will need to be returned quickly.
Academic Dress Hire: Regalia is available to hire or buy from Academic Dress Hire – this needs to be ordered well in advance of your ceremony and can be ordered online. Instructions on how to order regalia is available at www.academicdresswaikato.co.nz.
Graduating in absentia: If you decide not to attend a ceremony, you will receive details on when to expect your certificate.
Guest tickets: You will be sent a link to confirm your attendance and reserve your guest tickets at the ceremony if you are graduating in person.
Make sure you have read all of the information on this website and know:
- Where and when you need to be at your ceremony
- What is expected of you at graduation
- When to collect your regalia and how to wear it