New date for graduation: 2 October 2020

Graduation is a celebration. Every year, whānau, friends and representatives of the wider community join Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi to recognise and honour the achievements of our graduates.

Due to recent developments as a result of the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Graduation.

Graduation will now take place at 8am on Friday 2 October 2020.

Graduation is a time to celebrate your achievements and an opportunity to participate in the formal ceremony and associated ritual. The degree ceremony is an ancient ritual that dates back centuries. It acknowledges the culmination of a period of study, the acquisition and production of knowledge and the development of expertise. As successful scholars have done for many hundreds of years, we dress in academic regalia, hold a procession and honour each graduand in a formal capping ceremony. At Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, our Graduation traditions include rituals adapted from the time of ancient whare wānanga.

Graduation is always an uplifting and moving occasion. It is, deservedly, a time of great pride for our graduates who have worked hard to attain their goals, and for the family, friends and staff who have guided and supported them through their studies. It is an opportunity for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices and efforts of parents, grandparents, children, husbands, wives and other family members and friends who have enabled our graduates to attain their goals.

Importantly, it is also an opportunity to signal our hopes for our students’ future successes and achievements – a time when we urge our new graduates to move out into the world to make a difference, and to recognise that their qualification is not the end but only the beginning of their journey.

The Gown and Town Hikoi procession is a highlight of every Graduation ceremony

The Gown and Town Hikoi procession is a highlight of every Graduation ceremony

Please ensure that you read the instructions below carefully, so that you can choose the option that best suits you and your whānau. You can either attend in person, or in absentia.

  • To graduate in person on 2 October 2020, you will need to complete the Online Registration Form, even if you had applied to attend the April Ceremony. Click on the ‘apply’ button below.
  • If you wish to graduate in absentia and receive your certificate in the mail, you will need to complete the Online Registration Form, even if you had applied to attend the April Ceremony. Alternatively, contact our Student Administration team. Email: graduation@wananga.ac.nz or free phone 0508 92 62 64 to register.
  • If you have already paid for your academic regalia and would like a refund, please contact our Student Administration team. 
  • A Statement of Completion and Academic Transcript will be sent to you to confirm that you have successfully completed the requirements of the qualification.
  • Should you have any other questions regarding your application to graduate, or if you need to update your contact details, please contact us

 

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Graduation is a time to celebrate with whānau

Graduation is a time to celebrate with whānau

Whakapā mai

For general enquiries relating to graduation please contact our Graduation and Student Administration team.  For media enquiries please contact our Marketing Department.

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Director Marketing - National
Marjorie Phillips