All graduation ceremonies planned for April and May 2020 are cancelled due to COVID-19.
It is with considerable regret this decision has been made but it reflects the importance Te Wānanga o Aotearoa places on the health and safety of our kaimahi, tauira, their whānau and the wider community.
Twenty-two graduation ceremonies had been planned to go ahead around the motu - from April 15 in Dunedin to May 29 in Hastings.
The cancellation is very disappointing for our tauira, their whānau and our kaimahi but it’s the right decision to make in the current climate.
Graduation is a hugely important time for us and we appreciate that many people will be saddened they’re unable to walk across the stage to receive their tohu and the acknowledgement from their whānau and friends.
However, given the developments around COVID-19 in Aotearoa, we are all required to do whatever we can to slow the spread of the virus.
All tauira qualifications will still be officially conferred and tauira will have the option to collect their tohu or have it mailed out.
Please be assured that Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is monitoring this rapidly developing situation very closely and is following Ministry of Health advice around COVID-19.
For more information, refer to our COVID-19 frequently asked questions about graduation.