Information for guests

To keep everyone comfortable on the day, we’ll be following best practice and government advice on public safety and track and trace.

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Information for guests

Guest tickets

Guests don’t need tickets to attend the graduation ceremony.

Due to the capacity of the Town Hall we ask graduates the total number of guest seats they require when they register. If you want to increase your guest seats you can update your registration via the Student Hub or let us know by email at

Please let us know if any of your guests need assistance on graduation day. e.g. an elderly guest with limited mobility or anyone specifically requiring ground floor seating.

Parade Route 2022

2022 Parade route

Graduation parade routes for 2022 graduations will differ from the normal route due to road works.

Stay at Te Pā Tauira – Otago Polytechnic Student Village for Graduation!

Our world class accommodation operates as a hotel over the summer period and we have a special rate setup for bookings related to this years graduation.

Book online and use the promo code GRAD2022 to receive a 10% discount on all room types.

Located just across the road from Otago Polytechnic and in central Dunedin the village offers room types to suit any guest.

Room types includes – 4 bedroom apartments, Studios and ensuite rooms.

If you would like any further information or a special group rate please contact:

Visit Te Pā Tauira page for more information 

Professional ceremony photography

McRobie Studios take a photograph of everyone who crosses the stage at the Graduation Ceremony. Photographs will be taken as degrees are conferred and awards are presented.

These photographs, along with frames and mattes with the Otago Polytechnic logo*, are available to view and order online at McRobies. There are alternate ways to order, please enquire about this directly with McRobie Studios (details on their website).

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