Graduation ceremonies

Graduation is an opportunity to celebrate the successful completion of your qualification – and it’s a special occasion you can share with friends, family and AUT staff.

We usually hold two graduations each year – in summer and winter. Each graduation day usually begins with a street procession, where graduating students and AUT staff walk to the graduation ceremony venue. This is a unique opportunity to see everyone in their official academic regalia, with some graduands wearing family korowai or other cultural adornments.

During the graduation ceremony itself, graduands are each presented with their degree or certificate. This formal ceremony takes several hours, with family and friends invited to watch.

Graduation info for students

To find out more about graduation, including upcoming ceremony dates, venues and what to expect on the day, visit our student website, Student Hub Online.

Graduation (student website)


If you graduated before July 2017 you would have received a paper transcript. You can request a digital version for a cost of $20. Contact the Graduation team to ask for your transcript to be released to My eQuals.

Graduation ceremony at AUT
Graduation celebration at AUT
Happy faces at AUT's graduation

Graduated? Connect with other AUT alumni

When you graduate, you immediately become part of AUT’s community of global alumni. Check out our alumni section for ways to keep in touch.

Alumni information

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