Graduation - 9 March 2018

The March 2018 graduation ceremonies were streamed live and are also now available from the links below.
www.northtec.ac.nz/ceremony1
www.northtec.ac.nz/ceremony2

The NorthTec graduation ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our graduates.

2018 Diploma and Degree ceremonies 

  • Friday, 9 March 2018 - 10am (Ceremony 1) and 2pm (Ceremony 2) 

  • Forum North, Rust Ave, Whangārei

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Ceremony 1 Procedure

8.30am

Registration opens Forum North
You will be guided on the ceremony proceedings during Registration.

9.15am

Registration closes
Please ensure you are on time.

9.40am

Assemble for Graduation Ceremony
Graduands will be shown to seats in the front rows and seated after the audience are seated. Students must sit in programme order and also in alphabetical order (as it appears in the graduation programme booklet).
You will be guided into position to enter the stage at the appropriate time.

10.00am

Graduation Ceremony commences

12Noon

Graduation Ceremony concludes Exit Hall – Light refreshments will be served.
Individual and family photographs may be taken by our professional photographers.
All gowns must be returned to the registration area before 4.30pm

1.00pm

Assemble for Graduation March (in Rose Gardens) Diploma students are invited to participate

 

Ceremony 2 Procedure

12pm

Registration opens Forum North
You will be guided on the ceremony proceedings during Registration.

12.45pm

Registration closes
Please ensure you are on time.

1.00pm

Assemble for Graduation March (in Rose Gardens)

1.30pm

Return from Graduation March Graduands assemble back in registration area

1.40pm

Assemble for Graduation Ceremony
Graduands will be shown to seats in the front rows and seated after the audience are seated. Students must sit in programme order and also in alphabetical order (as it appears in the graduation programme booklet).
You will be guided into position to enter the stage at the appropriate time

2.00pm

Graduation Ceremony commences

4.00pm

Graduation Ceremony concludes Exit Hall – Light refreshments will be served.
Individual and family photographs may be taken by our professional photographers.
All gowns must be returned to the registration area before 4.30pm

 


FAMILY / WHāNAU & GUESTS

Your family and friends are warmly invited to attend this Graduation ceremony. Please ensure you record the number of guests you are bringing on the RSVP.
Guests attending this ceremony are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony; this will allow them to be seated to enjoy the procession of the official party and graduands into the ceremony.

PARKING

Parking at Forum North is limited so please arrive early. 

DRESS STANDARDS

All participants attending this graduation ceremony are required to dress in a formal manner and appropriate attire should be worn. The following items are not appropriate for wear on the day: Jeans, singlets, extremely high heels, jandals, work boots, miniskirts or mini dresses. Please be mindful that the graduation gowns are very hot and heavy and you will therefore need to wear appropriate but cool attire.

Academic Regalia

Diploma Graduands are required to wear the following:
  • Black Gown
Degree Graduands are required to wear the following Academic Dress:
  • Black Gown
  • Academic Colours
  • Mortar board (hat)
Please return all regalia to the registration area by 4:30pm on the day of the ceremony.
 

GRADUAND MARCH

At 1.15pm all graduating students have the opportunity to join the Graduation march through the central business area. The march will depart from the Rose Gardens (refer to map). On completion of the march you are to return to the registration area where you will be assembled in order and seated in the main hall.

PROGRESSION ACROSS THE STAGE

We ask that after you have accepted your award that you proceed down the stairs and return back to your allocated seat where you are to remain until the ceremony is complete.

BEHAVIOUR DURING THE CEREMONY

  • No mobile phones are permitted at the ceremony

  • Be respectful of your fellow students and stay seated and quiet during the ceremony

DVD

The Graduation Ceremony will be recorded by Channel North and copies of the Ceremony will be available for purchase by you in DVD format.
To purchase a personal copy or numerous copies please contact Channel North following the graduation ceremony on (09) 438 7658

PHOTOGRAPHS

There will be 2 photographers at the Graduation Ceremony from Langwoods Event and Commercial Photography. After the ceremony you may have individual, family and friends photographs taken by the photographers. Photographs can be viewed and ordered online at www.langwoods.co.nz Graduation photographs and lists may be published in the media.

IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND THE CEREMONY

If you cannot attend your award or graduation ceremony there are a few options available.

  • If you are unable to attend the ceremony, your award (certificate) will be sent out by post following the completion of both graduation ceremonies.

  • If you RSVP’d to attend graduation but now cannot attend, please advise the Graduation officer on 0800 162 100 or email graduation@northtec.ac.nz

  • Days and dates are set for all programmes. You cannot change the date that you have been invited to graduate on.

  • No awards will be given out before the graduation ceremonies. Therefore all documentation, other than results notices, will only be distributed following the completion of the graduation ceremonies.


If you require further information, contact the Graduation Officer on 0800 162 100 or email graduation@northtec.ac.nz

TRANSCRIPTS AND PARCHMENTS

Academic transcripts
An academic transcript is the formal and complete record of your results and qualification gained at NorthTec. You will receive your final academic transcript when you complete your qualification and the cost is included in your course fees. Most students will receive this at graduation.

You can request an additional or replacement of your academic transcript at any time prior to or after graduation. This will be a complete record of all your confirmed results up to the date of the request. There is a $25.00 charge for this additional or replacement official polytechnic document.

The request for an additional or replacement academic transcript may be made:

  • By phone: Call NorthTec Registry on 0800 808 856. You will need to provide your student ID number, full name and date of birth. Following payment, your transcript will be mailed to you.

  • By email: Email your full name, student ID number, date of birth and credit card details to Registry@northtec.ac.nz. Your transcript will be mailed to you.

  • In person: Visit the Registry desk at NorthTec Raumanga Campus with your student ID number, make your payment and your transcript can either be mailed to you or you will be notified when it is ready for collection. There is a maximum of 5 working days turnaround time.

Please note: if you have outstanding fees or charges owing to the NorthTec, you will not receive your transcript or your award until these have been paid.

Awards
When you graduate you will receive a certificate to demonstrate your completion in the qualification. You will receive your award in person if you attend graduation, or it will be posted to you if you graduate “in absentia”. It is very important that you supply Registry with your correct current postal address.

Replacement Award
To replace an award you need to complete an Application for Award Replacement (form reference R034). Contact Registry@northtec.ac.nz or the application form which details the process and costs involved.