Apply to graduate at a ceremony - Graduation - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Apply to graduate at a ceremony

December 2017 ceremonies

Applications to graduate at the December 2017 ceremonies are now closed.
If your application has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email in mid-September.

If you are graduating in person, it is compulsory to wear correct academic regalia. You should order this as soon as you have applied to graduate. Late regalia orders will incur a non-refundable late fee.

All graduands are guaranteed three guest tickets and can request more when they apply to graduate via the online application form. (Extra tickets will be provided if they are available.) Graduands do not need a ticket for themselves.

Please note:

  • You may submit an application to graduate at the December ceremonies if you believe you will complete a qualification in Semester Two.
  • If you have already graduated in absentia you cannot also attend a graduation ceremony for the same qualification.

Multiple Qualifications

If you are graduating with more than one degree, please see the important information about multiple qualifications.

Planning Further Study?

If you are eligible to graduate with a qualification, but intend to undertake further study towards that qualification to complete a second major, or you intend transfer your courses to a higher qualification (for example, from a postgraduate certificate to a postgraduate diploma) you must seek further academic advice from your College Office. See College Advisors (Liaison Office website) for details.

If you have completed a qualification and you are planning to continue to a new qualification, for example, you have completed a BA and plan to enrol in a BA(Hons), these are separate qualifications and you can graduate with them separately.

Transcripts and Letters

If you require your official academic record or an official letter from the University confirming your eligibility to graduate please see Academic Letters and Transcripts.

Once your qualification has been awarded, your name will be added to the online Graduate Search which is publicly accessible. The University also gives names of graduates to their former secondary school.

Join the UC Alumni and remain connected to UC

When you graduate, you become a member of the UC Alumni. To join the Alumni network and remain connected to UC, visit the Alumni and Fundraising website.

Further enquiries

See Graduation contacts.