Join us in celebrating our students' success.
A highlight of the UCOL calendar is commemorating the achievements of our students at Graduation. Everyone who is involved in our students' study journey - from lecturers to whānau, gather together for what is a formal and enjoyable occasion.
Graduates are to collect their academic regalia
from the UCOL Atrium between 3pm and 5pm on 7 March, or on the morning of 8 March.
All graduates must report to the Opera House half an hour before the ceremony starts. The official Graduation Ceremony lasts for approximately two hours.
This is followed by a Graduation procession back to UCOL (weather permitting), finishing at UCOL's Atrium for students to enjoy some light refreshments and socialising with whānau, friends and student's favourite UCOL lecturers.
Academic dress for UCOL's Graduation Ceremonies should be hired from
Academic Dress Hire
. This is a charitable trust that supports UCOL.
- Gowns $40
- Hoods $20
- Hats $20
- Sashes $5
Students and guests are welcome to take photos and videos during the ceremony.
A professional photographer will be taking official photos at the ceremony to capture the moment you receive your award as well as portrait packages at UCOL's Whanganui campus.
AttendanceAttending the ceremony and refreshments are free. Graduates are encouraged to invite guests to their ceremony. Seating is on a first come, best seated basis.
An academic dress order form will be available soon. If you are unable to attend your Graduation ceremony, or have an enquiry, please contact Dee Brough on 06 965 3801 extension 60907 or email
Royal Wanganui Opera House
69 St Hill Street