Graduation Diploma and Degree

Congratulations to everyone who graduated on Friday.  

Roger French Photographics were the official photographer for the event.  You can access the proofs by emailing


Reminder that gowns MUST be returned by 5:00pm on Monday 22 May to recieve your bond.  

Any academic dress not returned by 26 May will be invoiced to you at the full replacement cost.



The WITT Diploma and Degree Graduation is being held on Friday 19th May, 2017

LIVESTREAM : Watch the ceremony live online - watch here (link will go live from 5:30pm Friday)

Registrations are now closed for the 2017 Ceremony, if you have any concerns please phone us on 06 757 3100

Graduating students will all receive two complimentary tickets, all additional tickets must be purchased through the Ticketek website.

If you are unable to make the ceremony, your qualification will be posted to you, please ensure you have updated your contact details with us. 

For any graduation enquiries please email:

Student instructions are below as follows:


Student Instructions:

IMPORTANT: All students must register before 3:45pm otherwise your name will not be called on stage!

Night of the ceremony

3:30pm to 345pm

Assembly and registration

Graduands and diplomates assemble and register with their department administrator in the Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace.

4:00pm to 4:40pm

Class photos

Students will assemble with their classmates for group photos.


Street parade

The graduation parade leaves from the carpark of the TSB Showplace on King Street at 4.45pm. The parade will travel along King Street, down Egmont street (towards Centre City), Ariki Street, Currie Street and Devon Street before returning to the main entrance of the TSB Showplace. 


Ceremony commences

Guests are to be seated by 5.20pm. Students and their guests must remain in the theatre for the entire ceremony. Graduands will have their photo taken on stage when receving their qualification.


Ceremony closes

The ceremony is expected to finish between 7:10pm – 7:30pm.

Collecting your Academic gown

WITT, 20 Bell Street, New Plymouth on:
Wednesday 17 May 12pm-4pm
Thursday 18 May 8am - 6pm
Friday 19 May 8am - 10am


TSB Showplace, Devon Street West, New Plymouth on
Friday 19 May 12pm-3pm

Returning your Academic gown
Gowns can be returned at the TSB Showplace after the ceremony in the Theatre Royal or on Monday 22 May to WITT Reception.

A refund of $20 will be paid if your academic dress is returned clean and undamaged, either after the ceremony at the TSB Showplace, or to WITT Reception on Monday 22 May between 8:00am – 5:00pm. 

Note: If your academic dress is not returned by 5:00pm on 22 May you will not receive your bond. Any academic dress not returned by 26 May will be invoiced to you at the full replacement cost.

Livestream Feed
We will be streaming the event live and your friends and family can watch online here: LIVESTREAM FEED
Note the link will become live at 5:30pm on Friday 19th May.

Official Photographer
French Photographics are the official graduation photographers. Class photographs will be taken prior to the street parade.  Individual photos of students will be taken on stage during the ceremony. Photos will be available to purchase through French Photographics New Plymouth.

Additional photos
After the ceremony our WITT photographer will be available in the Theatre Royal, to take individual, family or group photographs. These photos will be available on the Western Institute of Technology Facebook page.

Light refreshments are available for students, staff and guests after the ceremony down in the Theatre Royal.  

If you have any queries, please contact WITT Reception on Tel (06) 757 3100 or 0800 948 896 or email