Graduation


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.


Graduation Information


Please click here to download the information sheet. 


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.


Auckland Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for our Auckland campuses (Henderson and Manukau) will be held on 29 October 2022.

Venue: Church Unlimited, 3 Te Atatu Road, Glendene, Auckland 0602

Please contact [email protected] or 09 8367 826 for more information.


Christchurch Graduation Ceremony

The Graduation ceremony for our Christchurch campus will be held on 9 December 2022. 

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 Auckland or 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.


Bishopdale Theological College

The Graduation ceremony for Bishopdale Theological College will be held on 30 September 2022. For those who cannot attend, you can apply to graduate ‘In Absentia’ 

Please contact [email protected] or 03 548 8785 x 3 for more information.



What to wear to graduation (Academic Dress Hire)

Certificate graduands:

Formal dress is required (including a tie). An academic gown is 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.


2021 Auckland Graduation Ceremony Video