Graduation


Graduation Information

Please fill in the Apply to Graduate form below depending on which ceremony you will be attending. Completed forms must be received by the following dates:

  • All December 2019 graduations: 30 October 2019
  • All April 2020 graduations ceremonies: 28 February 2020
  • All April 2020 graduations in Absentia: 28 February 2020

If you are attending the graduation ceremony then you are required to hire your own academic dress.

Please check that you have completed all the requirements of your qualification. If you have completed, or expect to complete, your qualification in the current semester, you need to check with your faculty that you have met the requirements for your particular programme.



Christchurch Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for our Christchurch campus will be held on Friday 13 December 2019.

Venue: Christchurch Chinese Church, 286 Greers Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch

Please contact [email protected] or 03 354 4270 for more information.

Apply now



Arise Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for Bishopdale Theological College will be held in November/December 2019 - Date TBA.

Please contact Kate Dugdale at [email protected] or 03 548 8785 for more information.

Apply now



Equippers College Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for Bishopdale Theological College will be held in November/December 2019 - Date TBA.

Please contact Kate Dugdale at [email protected] or 03 548 8785 for more information.

Apply now



Auckland Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for our Auckland campuses (Henderson and Manukau) will be held on 2020 - Date TBA.

Venue: Church Unlimited, 3 Te Atatu Road, Glendene, Auckland

Please contact [email protected] or 09 836 7826 for more information.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning Graduates can apply to graduate at the Christchurch or Auckland Ceremonies. For those who cannot attent a ceremony you can apply to graduate 'In Absentia'.

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Bishopdale Theological College Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for Bishopdale Theological College will be held in 2020 - Date TBA.

Please contact Kate Dugdale at [email protected] or 03 548 8785 for more information.

Apply now



What to wear to graduation (Academic Dress Hire)

Certificate graduands:

Formal dress is required (including a tie). An academic gown is NOT worn.

Diploma graduands:

A Diploma gown must be hired and worn over formal dress. Laidlaw College provides a hood. A mortar board is NOT worn.

Degree/GradDip graduands:

A Bachelor’s gown and mortar board (trencher) must be hired and worn over formal dress. Laidlaw College provides a hood. GradDip graduands are NOT required to wear the hood from their undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate graduands:

A Master’s gown and mortar board (trencher) must be hired and worn over formal dress. Laidlaw College provides a hood.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduation Committee on [email protected], or by phoning 09 836 7826.


2018 Auckland Graduation Ceremony Video