Graduation Diploma and Degree

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

Ceremony commencing at 5:30pm, registrations are now open until Tuesday 18 April. Please register below even if you do not plan on attending the ceremony:

Graduating students will all receive two complimentary tickets, all additional tickets must be purchased through the Ticketek website - students will receive more information on this once they register. 

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:

All students must arrive before 4pm to ensure their name will be called on stage for the ceremony. 

3:45pm - 4pm All graduands and diplomates must sign in and register in the Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace.
4pm - 4:40pm  Class photos
4:45pm Street parade
5:30pm Ceremony commences
7:20pm Ceremony closes
7:30pm Light refreshments in the Theatre Royal

Collecting your Academic gown
Your academic dress can be collected from:

  • WITT, 20 Bell Street, New Plymouth on:
    Thursday 18 May – 8:00am – 6:00pm
    or Friday 19 May – 8:00am – 10:00am


  • TSB Showplace, Devon St West, New Plymouth on:  
    Friday 19 May - 12:00pm – 3:00pm

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.

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