Graduation Timeline and Checklist

Check out how to apply to graduate here

Do you wish to apply for graduation?

Yes, submit my application

No, defer my graduation to a future date

Still on iWaikato? Submit online application.

Can't access iWaikato? Download a hard copy application and submit by email, post or in person at the student centre.

Download application form.

Complete and return to graduation coordinator. You will be sent a new application to graduate next graduation ceremony.

Will you be attending a graduation ceremony?

Yes, I want to graduate in person

No, I want to graduate in absentia

After receiving your application we will send you a confirmation stating which ceremony you will be in. If you do not receive a confirmation by the cut-off date, please contact the graduation coordinator

After receiving you application we will send a letter telling you when your qualification is to be conferred. You can expect your certificate to be posted to you within a week of the conferment date. We recommend that students who live overseas pay to have their certificates sent by tracked courier.  Please contact the graduation coordinator to arrange payment

You must wear correct academic dress. Organise your regalia hire here

Organise your graduation photographs at
Bookings can be made by phone 0800 526 496 or email us

Before graduation day:
- Your tickets and an information brochure will be posted to you about 3 weeks before the ceremony (except marae - no tickets required).
- Collect your regalia from Academic Dress Hire.
- Read the information about what to expect on the day: Claudelands, Tauranga, Marae

On graduation day:
- Check your regalia is being worn correctly
- Arrive at the venue 60 minutes before your ceremony starts.


Congratulations Graduate!