Dates and times for graduation

Find out dates and times for upcoming AUT graduation ceremonies. Ceremonies are generally 1½ to 2 hours, but allow up to 3 hours overall from when you arrive to the end of your ceremony.

Winter graduation – 1 and 2 August 2024

Thursday 1 August

  • Business, Economics and Law
  • Health Environmental Sciences

Friday 2 August

  • Design and Creative Technologies
  • Culture and Society, Te Ara Poutama

What time is your ceremony?

If you're graduating in the 2024 AUT Winter Graduation and have let us know that you're planning to attend your graduation ceremony in person, we'll email you by 13 June 2024 to tell you your exact ceremony time.

Key dates for the 2024 AUT Winter Graduation

21 June 2024
Application closing date for the 2024 Winter Graduation

18 July 2024
We’ll email you about how to redeem your guest tickets

1 and 2 August 2024
Graduation ceremonies take place at Aotea Centre

AUT Summer Graduation

Completing your programme at the end of Semester 2, 2024? Summer graduation ceremonies are planned to be held in December 2024.

We'll confirm the exact dates mid-2024.

Have you applied to graduate?

If we’ve emailed you to tell you’re eligible to graduate at the next AUT graduation, don’t forget to apply to graduate and let us know if you’re planning to attend your graduation ceremony. Applying to graduate in My AUT is easy – just follow the step-by-step instructions.


Graduating students

On the day: what to expect at graduation

Find out what to expect at your graduation ceremony – including when to arrive and register, how long ceremonies are, and what happens during your graduation ceremony.

What to expect

Dressing for graduation

Make sure you wear the correct academic dress – check what you should wear at graduation and where to get it.

What to wear at graduation