Order of Ceremony

The Ceremony will take approximately two hours. As a sign of respect for those graduating, please make sure that you and your guests remain seated until the end of the Ceremony

 

Order of Ceremony

  • Powhiri
  • Procession - Guests stand as the official party, academic staff and graduands enter the auditorium
  • Mihi Whakatau and Karakia
  • Himene
  • Welcome and Address
  • Guest Speaker
  • Conferment of Qualifications
  • Reply of thanks on behalf of students
  • Closure
  • Karakia Whakamutunga
  • Conclusion - Guests stand as the graduates, academic staff and official party leave the auditorium

 

Refreshments

Following the Ceremony, light refreshments will be served to you and your guests.

 

Procedure for Conferment of Qualifications

  • Programme cohorts line up near the stage in alphabetical order
  • When it is your turn, you will be announced by your full name as it appears on official WelTec and Whitireia documents
  • Walk across the stage to have your qualification conferred by the designated official
  • If you are receiving a Degree, the ceremonial trencher will be held over your head and you will be instructed to put your trencher on your head.  A photograph will then be taken.
  • Walk across the stage to your academic/programme leader who will hand you your qualification
  • More photos
  • Leave the stage and return to your seat 

 

2019 Graduates who would have graduated in April 2020 process 

As 2019 Graduates have already received their conferred qualification.

  • Programme cohorts line up near the stage in alphabetical order
  • When it is your turn, you will be announced by your full name as it appears on official WelTec and Whitireia documents
  • Walk across the stage and shake hands with the designated official.
  • If you have graduated with a degree place your trencher on your head.  A photograph will then be taken.
  • Walk across the stage to your Head of School who will hand you a ceremonial acknowledgement.
  • More photos
  • Leave the stage and return to your seat.

Graduation Ceremonies at Michael Fowler Centre on Tuesday, 4 May 2021

School of Creative and Hospitality Graduation Ceremony at 11.00am

NZ Diploma in Cookery (Advanced)
NZ Diploma in Creativity (Levels 5 and 6)
NZ Diploma in Dance NZ Diploma in Drama
NZ Diploma in Hospitality Management
NZ Diploma in Music (Levels 5 and 6)
NZ Diploma in Performing Arts
New Zealand Diploma in Radio Broadcasting
NZ Diploma in Screen Production
NZ Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries
Bachelor of Creativity (includes Majors)
Bachelor of Creativity (Digital Media) (Majors Inc)
Graduate Diploma in Creativity (Digital Media)
Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
Graduate Diploma in Publishing (Applied)

School of IT and Business; School of Construction and Engineering at 4.00pm

NZ Certificate in Information Technology
Diploma in Accounting (Accounting Technician)
NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology
NZ Diploma in Business (Includes Majors) (Levels 5 and 6)
NZ Diploma in Construction (Construction Management)
NZ Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)
NZ Diploma in Engineering (Majors Inc)
NZ Diploma in Information Systems
NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support
NZ Diploma in Tourism and Travel
Bachelor of Applied Management (majors & double majors)
Bachelor of Applied Business Studies (includes Majors)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (includes Majors)
Bachelor of Information Technology (includes Majors and double Majors)
Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity
Graduate Diploma in Applied Management
Graduate Diploma in Applied Business Management (majors & double majors)
Graduate Diploma in Applied Business Studies
Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Majors Inc)
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Postgraduate Certificate in Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Communications Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Management