Ceremony dates

September Graduation Celebrations

The Graduation Office does not yet know what the change in alert levels in New Zealand means for the September 1 graduation celebration. We will be in touch and/or provide updates via the website as soon as we have further information.

December Graduation

Due to the challenges we have all experienced throughout 2020, UC has experienced a significant interest in December graduation. To satisfy this interest, and ensure that as many of our graduands as possible can attend a ceremony, we have taken the decision to add an extra ceremony during graduation week. While we will make every effort to place graduands in their ceremony of choice, in some circumstances this may not be achievable. Please check the website regularly for updates and the latest news. Regrettably, because of the significant volume of correspondence, individual responses will be limited.


Dates for September 2020 CelebrationsTime College 
Tuesday 1 September 2020 10.00am Arts and Engineering and all PhDs
  2.00pm Education, Health and Human Development, Science and Business & Law

There are seven Graduation Ceremonies held in Christchurch each year.

Dates for December 2020 CeremoniesTime College 
Wednesday 16 December 2020 10.00am Education, Health and Human Development
  2.00pm Business & Law
Friday 18 December 2020 10.00am Science and Engineering
  2.00pm Arts

 Rotorua: Wednesday 9 December.

Dates for April 2021 CeremoniesTime College 
Wednesday 14 April 2021 - To be confirmed
  - To be confirmed
Friday 16 April 2021 - To be confirmed