Christchurch Graduation Ceremonies December 2016

Memorandum for Members of Council, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Deans and all University of Canterbury staff.

Christchurch Graduation Ceremonies December 2016

 1. General

Graduation Ceremonies will be held on 14 and 16 December 2016 in the Horncastle Arena as follows:

Wednesday 14 December 2016

10.00am                    Faculties of Engineering & Forestry, and Arts

2.00pm                       Faculty of Education

Friday 16 December 2016

10.00am                     Faculties of Law, Commerce and Science

Council members are encouraged to attend any or all ceremonies and staff are also encouraged to attend the ceremony connected with their own Faculties.   They may of course attend any as they wish.

All University of Canterbury staff are invited to be part of the Platform Party and there will be ample room for those who wish to participate.

Full academic dress will be worn. Hire of this should be arranged through departmental offices. Hired regalia may be collected on the day before Graduation from Graduate Women Canterbury (formerly Canterbury branch NZFGW) at 9 Creyke Road, Ilam. Please note that the GWC hold very limited stocks of Waikato PhD regalia so, where applicable, prompt ordering is advised.

Printed programmes will be provided in the Arena. All those joining the Platform Party for any ceremony are requested to inform Karen Reynolds (ext 8981) (karen.reynolds@canterbury.ac.nz) that they intend to be present, not later than 4.30pm on Wednesday 30 November. Staff are reminded that seats will not be available unless there is prior notification.

Admission for the General Seating in the Arena will be by ticket only. Members of Council and Staff requiring ticket(s) for a family member or friend for any Ceremony should advise Karen (Ext. 8981) not later than 4.30pm on Wednesday 30 November.

In the case of staff, tickets will be forwarded by internal mail before the date of the Ceremonies unless a request is received to forward them elsewhere.

2. Arrangements for the ceremonies at 10.00am on Wednesday 14 and Friday 16 December

All members of the Platform Party are requested to assemble near the sign-posted area on Twigger Street, directly down the path from the main entrance to the arena, by 9.20am.

Arrangements for the ceremony at 2.00pm on Wednesday 14 December

All members of the Platform Party are requested to assemble near the sign-posted area on Twigger Street, directly down the path from the main entrance to the arena, by 1.20pm.

In the event of wet weather, please assemble on the landing of Stair 1 directly opposite Gate 1.

Jeff Field

University Registrar

November 2016