You will be able to collect your academic dress from Whitireia Polytechnic in Auckland at any of the times below. 

Payment for your regalia occurs when you complete the Application to Graduate online form. Academic dress must be paid for before it is collected.

The times for collection are as follows:

Monday, 17 August 2020               9.00pm to 4.00pm                  

Tuesday, 18 August 2020               9.00pm to 4.00pm                  

Wednesday, 19 August 2020          9.00am to 4.00pm                  

Thursday, 20 August 2020              9.00am to 4.00pm                  

Friday, 21 August 2020                   9.00pm to 4.00pm                  

Email graduation@whitireia.ac.nz or graduation@weltec.ac.nz if you are unable to collect on these days. We won’t be able to provide any academic dress on the day of the Ceremony.

Academic dress is to be returned after the ceremony graduation.  There will be collection points at Auckland Town Hall.

 

Important Information

All graduands must wear full academic regalia.  If you are not wearing academic regalia, you will not be permitted to take part and your qualification will be conferred in absentia.

Cancelling your academic regalia order

If you are unable to attend the graduation ceremony, we will refund you for the full cost of your academic regalia hire.  Cancellations of academic regalia must be emailed to graduation@whitireia.ac.nz or graduation@weltec.ac.nz two weeks prior to the Ceremony.

Wearing your academic regalia

Academic regalia can consist of a gown, a stole, or a hood and a trencher.

  • If you are having a diploma awarded, you wear the gown and the stole
  • If you are having a degree awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and the trencher
  • If you are having a postgraduate diploma awarded, you wear the gown, the stole and, if you already hold a degree, a trencher.
  • If you are having a master’s qualification awarded, you wear the gown, the hood and a trencher.

 

How to wear your academic regalia

  • Gown – arms go through the slits
  • Hood – neckband can be secured under your tie or with pins
  • Trencher is worn with shorter peak to the front (degree students hold their trencher under their arm until they are capped, and they place it on their head)
  • Trencher tassel can hang on either side
  • Embellishing your graduation regalia with garments of honour from your cultural tradition, korowai, ta’ovala, lei, sari, etc is a welcome enrichment to the colour of the ceremony.  These are worn under your hood or stole.

View the “How to Wear Your Regalia”

Whitireia Regalia

WelTec Regalia

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