Join us in celebrating our students' success.
A highlight of the UCOL calendar is commemorating the achievements of our students at Graduation. Everyone who is involved in our students' study journey - from lecturers to whānau, gather together for what is a formal and enjoyable occasion.
All graduates will register wearing academic dress approximately half an hour before the procession begins. The official Graduation ceremony lasts for approximately one and a half hours. This is followed by some light refreshments and socialising with whānau, friends and of course their favourite UCOL lecturers.
Students and guests are welcome to take photos and videos during the ceremony.
A professional photographer will be taking official photos at the ceremony to capture the moment you receive your award as well as individual, family or group photographs at Carterton Events Centre.
Parking is available onsite at Carterton Events Centre.
Tickets to attend Graduation are free. Graduates will be allocated three guest tickets for their ceremony. It may be possible to obtain seating for additional guests. Please email your request to
If you are unable to attend your Graduation ceremony, or have an enquiry, please contact Tui Cherry on 06 946 2315 or email T.Cherry@ucol.ac.nz
Carterton Events Centre
50 Holloway Street