Applications to graduate at the December Graduation ceremonies are now closed.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Due to the continuation of COVID-19 Alert level 2 in the South Island, the UC Graduation Celebration ceremony and all associated events scheduled to take place in Christchurch on Tuesday 1 September, has been postponed until Monday 14 December 2020. The University and the UC Graduation Office are committed to recognising your achievements, and further details about the new Graduation Celebrations will be communicated to you directly at a later date; please also keep an eye on this website.
December Graduation Update
Due to unexpectedly high numbers of applications for the December Graduation ceremonies, two additional ceremonies have been added and changes to the existing ceremony programmes have been made.
Graduates from the College of Engineering will now attend an afternoon ceremony with a start time of 2pm on Thursday the 17th of December. Graduates from the School of Law, and Health and Human Development* will attend an evening ceremony with a start time of 6pm on Wednesday the 16th of December.
If you are graduating with a double degree in Law / Criminal Justice and Arts, you can elect instead to graduate at the Arts ceremony, which will be held on the 18th of December at 2pm. Please let the Graduation office know as soon as possible if this is your preference. Please note that those students graduating with a double degree in Law and Commerce must attend the evening ceremony.
An email has been sent to affected students who have already applied to graduate; please see this for further information.
- You can hire your regalia for the December graduation ceremonies from 8 September.
*Health Sciences, Clinical Teaching, Counselling, Palliative Care, Child and Family Psychology, Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Sports Science
Prepare for your graduation
Seven ceremonies are held each year in Christchurch, and one in Rotorua.
Application dates for graduation are advertised here regularly. Check for updates.
What to expect
Unable to be there on the day?
You can apply to graduate in absentia