Graduation checklist

For all seating enquiries, please call 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739), 8:30am - 4.30pm.

Make arrangements for family and friends to look after your wallet, handbag, camera, flowers until after the ceremony.

Relax and enjoy the celebration! Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

If you have any concerns regarding graduation please ring 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739) for assistance. On graduation day a helpdesk is located in the Bruce Mason Centre foyer one hour prior to each ceremony to assist with graduation enquiries and seating requests.

Important reminders

  • Remember to bring your numbered Graduand ticket with you to your Graduation Ceremony
  • Make sure you check the date and time of your Graduation Ceremony
  • Ensure you have ordered your Academic Regalia and check the collection and return times
  • Your Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion, so please ensure you are dressed appropriately and have the correct Academic Regalia. 
  • See the map for the location of the procession assembly point and the Bruce Mason Centre. The walking distance from the parade assembly point to the Bruce Mason Centre is less than 1km. If you are unable to join the procession, please be at the Bruce Mason Centre, Level 2 Conference Room, no later than 30 minutes before the commencement of the ceremony.
  • Your guests need to be seated in the Bruce Mason Centre Theatre at least 15 minutes before the Graduation Ceremony commences. For all seating enquiries please email:

Collection and Return of Regalia - 2020  

Visit Academic Dress Hire for further information.

Graduation Processions

Subject to fine weather, there will be a Graduand procession prior to each ceremony. In preparation for the procession please to report to:
The Commons, (In the McKenzie Precinct) 21 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 

Bring your numbered Graduand ticket and report at the times shown on the chart above.

If the procession is cancelled due to bad weather an announcement will be made on the Massey University website homepage at approximately the following times:

Ceremony 1:  7:30am
Ceremony 2:  11:30am
Ceremony 3:  11:30am
Ceremony 4:  7:30am
Ceremony 5:  12:00pm
Ceremony 6:  7:30am
Ceremony 7:  11:30am
Ceremony 8:  11:30am

Reporting times to Bruce Mason Centre (The Promenade, Takapuna, Takapuna Beach) if the procession is cancelled:

Ceremony 1:  9:30am
Ceremony 2:  2:00pm
Ceremony 3:  5:15pm
Ceremony 4:  9:30am
Ceremony 5:  2:00pm
Ceremony 6:  9:30am
Ceremony 7:  2:00pm
Ceremony 8:  5:15pm

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