The University will hold a number of graduation ceremonies in 2024. Graduation will take place in Hamilton during April and October. There will be a graduation ceremony in Tauranga in April.
All students who have completed the requirements for any of the University’s qualifications can attend a ceremony. Graduation invitations are forwarded to completed students and these must be completed and returned by the due dates stated on the University website. Applications to graduate can be submitted via the MyWaikato Graduation portal.
Further information regarding the 2024 graduation ceremonies can be obtained from the website www.waikato.ac.nz/students/graduation, or from the Student Centre.
Academic regalia are as follows:
First Bachelors: Black gown; black hood with gold lining; black mortarboard.
Bachelors with Honours: Black gown; black hood with gold lining and gold border 5 cm in width; black mortarboard.
Masters: Black gown; gold hood with gold lining; black mortarboard.
MPhil: Black gown; crimson hood with crimson lining; black mortarboard.
PhD, EdD, SJD: Maroon gown; crimson hood with crimson lining; black Tudor bonnet.
Note: Those who graduated with a DPhil prior to 1992 are entitled to wear either a black mortarboard or a black Tudor bonnet.
DLit, DSc: Crimson gown; crimson hood with crimson lining; black Tudor bonnet with gold cord and tassel.
HonD: Red gown with black facings; black Tudor bonnet with gold cord and tassel.
Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor: Black gown with red velvet facings and gold piping; three red velvet chevrons with gold piping on the sleeves; black Tudor bonnet with gold cord and tassel.
Replacement of Degree/Diploma Certificates
If a degree/diploma certificate has been damaged, destroyed, stolen or lost, application should be made to the Student Centre to have the certificate replaced, by forwarding a statutory declaration outlining the circumstances necessitating the replacement of the certificate. Included with the statutory declaration, if appropriate, should be the damaged certificate, or a police or insurance report.
The cost for a replacement certificate is specified in the Table of Fees and Charges.