Graduation tickets and memorabilia

Find out how you get guest tickets for your graduation ceremony, and what types of memorabilia you can buy on the day.

Guest tickets

Each graduand gets two guest tickets for their graduation ceremony. Only your guests need tickets – graduands do not.

Buying extra tickets

You may be able to buy extra tickets – if any are available, you can buy them from 12pm (midday) on Tuesday in the week before graduation. You can buy them at the venue (Aotea Centre) or online from Ticketmaster.

If there are no tickets available, guests can watch the ceremony on a screen in the atrium.

Ticketmaster website


Your guest tickets are not for allocated seats – so your guests should arrive early to get good seats in the auditorium. They should arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.

Graduands sit separately from their guests.

Ceremony format

Each ceremony follows the same format – you and your guests can learn more about the format and what to expect.

Graduation ceremony: what to expect


You can buy memorabilia at the venue on the day of your graduation:

  • Official AUT Alumni Graduation Bears (profits go to the AUT Foundation’s Endowment Scholarship Fund)
  • Photos: professional photos are taken as each graduand crosses the stage (buy 2 to 3 days after the ceremony from Global Pix website)
  • DVD: professionally produced DVDs of the procession and ceremony are sold on the day, or online from Captures Video Productions website
  • Flowers: a florist is present with a range of bouquets
  • Official AUT Graduation Ring: Order online before Graduation

Your graduation certificate and transcript

The results of your studies are recorded as official academic documents – graduation certificates and transcripts.

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