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 hold two graduations each year – Summer Graduation (December) and Winter Graduation (August). Each graduation day usually begins with a street procession, where graduating students and AUT staff walk from Albert Park to the graduation ceremony venue (normally the Aotea Centre). 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 around two hours, with family and friends invited to watch.

Graduation info for current 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)

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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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AUT's more than 100,000 alumni now live all around the globe - read some of their inspiring stories.

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