Graduation

We regret that the Auckland graduation ceremony has been cancelled for this year. Graduands have an option to attend the ceremony on 22 May 2021. 


If you are attending the graduation in Christchurch in December 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 11 December 2020

Venue: The Christchurch Chinese Church, 286 Greers Rd, Bryndwr, Christchurch.

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


Distance Learning

Distance Learning Graduates can apply to graduate at the Christchurch Ceremony. For those who cannot attend a ceremony you can apply to graduate 'In Absentia'.

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


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 [email protected] or call 09 836 7826.


2019 Auckland Graduation Ceremony Video