Please find details of the Christchurch Graduation Ceremonies December 2017 below.
Graduation Ceremonies will be held on 13 and 15 December 2017 in the Horncastle Arena as follows:
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Colleges of Engineering and Arts. Speaker James Addington, UCSA President.
College of Education, Health and Human Development. Speaker – Dr Therese Arseneau, Chair of Council, Ara; and Chair of The Board of Directors, Christchurch New Zealand.
Friday 15 December 2017
College of Science. Speaker – Professor Wendy Lawson, PVC Science.
College of Business & Law. Speaker – the Right Honourable Sir John Key, recipient of a DCom (honoris causa).
Council members are encouraged to attend any or all ceremonies and staff are also encouraged to attend the ceremony connected with their own Colleges. 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) (firstname.lastname@example.org) that they intend to be present, not later than 4.30pm on Wednesday 29 November. Staff are reminded that seats may 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 29 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.
- Arrangements for the ceremonies at 10.00am on Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 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 ceremonies at 2.00pm on Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 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.
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