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Graduates & Alumni

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.

Each year the graduation ceremonies for each campus are in late March/early April. This year, 1,800 new graduands are fueled the skills pipeline.

Note to students

If you are eligible to graduate (as a result of completing your programme at UCOL) you will need to apply. Upon doing so you'll receive a graduation pack with everything you need to know in January/February.

For Diploma and Degree graduands, academic regalia is required. In Palmerston North this is available from Academic Dress Hire. A Korowai may be worn by Māori graduands over their gown. Certificate graduands should wear smart casual attire.

Your academic record will be sent to you on completion of your programme. If you have any questions, contact Academic Records on (06) 952 7001 extn 70771, or email AcademicRecords@ucol.ac.nz.

U-Skills Award ceremonies

U-Skills students at UCOL

The success of our U-Skills Central Schools Academy students is recognised and celebrated annually at each of our campuses.

Other Locations' Ceremonies

UCOL students at Horowhenua Learning Centre Graduation

Some UCOL graduands have the opportunity to take part in award ceremonies put on at our other delivery locations or by our programme partners.

UCOL Alumni

UCOL Alumni

Your UCOL journey doesn’t end at graduation. Sign up to join UCOL Alumni here so you can stay up-to-date on class reunions, special events and networking opportunities.

Student and staff profiles

UCOL graduate Prasannan Thilakan

Meet some of of our proud alumni who are using the skills and qualifications they attained at UCOL in the workplace.