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25 October 2023

Get hyped for a year packed with electrifying events tailored just for you!  Stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram and our newsletter for the latest updates. Let's make this year unforgettable, together!


Nau mai, tauti mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha. 


Eke Tangaroa | Māori Graduation Celebration

Eke Tangaroa Celebration - 4th September 2024




Applications to attend the September 2024 Graduation Celebrations opened on 8 April 2024 and will close on 14 July 2024.  Late applications may not be considered.   


If you are completing your qualification in Semester One, 2024, or have completed your qualification and have yet to have your qualification conferred (legally awarded), and you wish to attend the graduation celebration in September 2024, please apply online, between 8 April - 14 July 2024, via myUC selecting the following option:  

  • Attend a Graduation Celebration. 


Information with respect to the actual dates/times for each Faculty for the September Graduation Celebrations will be made available towards the end of July 2024. 


Please note: registering to attend Eke Tangaroa is not confirmation that your qualification(s) is/are completed.  You must apply to be eligible to graduate. If you have any questions regarding the completion of your tertiary studies, we strongly encourage you to contact the university’s Graduation Tīma directly:


We will be emailing you all further information about Eke Tangaroa in the coming weeks’, but for now, here are some important event details:  

Arrival Requirements

We are pleased to announce that the Eke Tangaroa event for September will take place in the early evening. The exact time for arrival is yet to be confirmed and will be communicated to you in due course.


Graduation Booklet

Graduation booklets containing the names of all those graduates attending Eke Tangaroa will be available at the ceremony. It is important that you provide us with the correct details upon registering i.e. your name and iwi (the information that you provide us with will be printed in the booklets). 


·                     If for some reason, you are unable to attend Eke Tangaroa, please kindly let us know. 

·                     Enjoy this moment and be proud of your tertiary study accomplishments! We are looking forward to seeing you all walk across the Eke Tangaroa stage!

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact us:

Eke Panuku | UC Māori Orientation


Eke Panuku is an event where you can come and meet the UC Māori team and learn more about how we can help you settle into university life and support you as you jump into the waka of tertiary study.


Take this opportunity to connect with our Māori student advisors (Kaiurungi) and the many support services at UC.


Keep an eye out for next years Eke Panuku dates!

Thank you to all those who attended this year’s Eke Panuku in February.


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