Collection and Return

Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington – Tuesday, 4 May 2021 Ceremony (11.00am and 4.00pm) 

Payment for your regalia occurs when you complete the Application to Graduate form on either the WelTec or Whitireia website.  Academic dress must be paid for before it is collected. 

You must collect your academic dress from Whitireia Polytechnic in Porirua at the times below.  

The times for collection area as follows:

Thursday, 22 April 2021    3.00pm to 6.00pm

Whitireia, Porirua

Friday, 23 April 2021 3.00pm to 6.00pm

Whitireia, Porirua

Saturday, 24 April 2021 10.00am to 2.00pm

Whitireia, Porirua

If you are unable to collect your academic dress at these times  please contact us at or to discuss alternative arrangements.

Academic dress is to be returned on the day of graduation.  There will be collection points at Michael Fowler Centre.


Important Information

All graduands must wear full academic regalia.  If you are not wearing academic regalia, you will not be permitted to take part and your qualification will be conferred in absentia.

All graduate regalia must be prepaid within two weeks of the Ceremony date.


Cancelling your academic regalia order

If you are unable to attend the graduation ceremony, we will refund you for the full cost of your academic regalia hire.  Cancellations of academic regalia must be emailed to or two weeks prior to the Ceremony