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UCOL suspends the collection of testamurs for Horowhenua and Wairarapa

In light of the COVD-19 situation and in the interest of public health, UCOL has now had to suspend the collection of testamurs. These will instead be mailed to you, along with a graduation programme.

We’re disappointed to have to do this, but we do look forward to organising a celebration for this year’s graduates when it is appropriate to do so.

UCOL Graduations 2020 Cancelled As Prevention Measure

Following government’s lead over the weekend, UCOL has regretfully decided to cancel all graduation ceremonies that were planned to start tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March 2020.

We did not make this decision lightly. Celebrating our graduates’ success is a key moment of our calendar. However, by limiting large gatherings, given the current situation in New Zealand and globally, we can act in the best interests of the health and safety of our communities. 

Palmerston North and Whanganui Graduands were able to pick up their testamurs and graduation programme on the day of their graduation from Regent Theatre and Whanganui Campus respectively. For Graduands from Wairarapa and Horowhenua, the testamurs will be mailed to you, along with a graduation programme.

The completion of a certificate, diploma, or degree represents a great personal commitment and achievement, and the lack of a formal ceremony does not change that. We’re proud of all our graduates, and we look forward to organising a suitable celebration in the future when the situation has changed.

Academic Dress Hire will work through the process of refunding the cost of hiring academic regalia. Academic Dress Hire will do this as quickly as possible, but with the large amount of refunds to be processed this may take up to two weeks. Refunds will be made automatically to the graduate’s method of payment, and there is no need for them to contact Academic Dress Hire for this.

Horowhenua 23 March (All qualifications) - UCOL has now had to suspend the collection of testamurs. These will instead be mailed to you, along with a graduation programme.

Wairarapa 26 March (All qualifications) - UCOL has now had to suspend the collection of testamurs. These will instead be mailed to you, along with a graduation programme.

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