Graduation tickets, seating and memorabilia

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

Getting tickets for your ceremony

  • You (the graduand) do not need a ticket for yourself.
  • Each of your guests will require their own ticket for admission.
  • You will need to apply for tickets on behalf of your guests.
  • Tickets are free.
  • Each graduand gets up to six free guest tickets for their graduation ceremony.

Advice about how to obtain tickets is normally sent to you about 2-3 weeks before the ceremony.

Ticketmaster website


Seating is allocated, so please remind your guests that they must sit in the seat indicated on their ticket.

Your guests should arrive at least 30 minutes before the advised door closing time for the ceremony.

Graduands sit separately from their guests.

Ceremony format

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

Graduation ceremony: what to expect

Photography and memorabilia

Every ceremony is videoed, and photographs taken of every graduate as they cross the stage.  After the ceremony you can order copies of these, plus purchase other graduation related memorabilia.


Professional photos are taken as each graduate crosses the stage (available to buy 2 to 3 days after the ceremony from Global Pix website). Global-Pix will also be available at their display stand in the foyer on the day for photo sessions. You can book your photo in advance - Book now


Professionally produced DVDs and video clips of the ceremony are sold on the day, or online from Captures Video Productions website


IMAX florist is present with a range of bouquets or you can order online and pick up at the venue on the day of your graduation ceremony.


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

  • Official AUT Alumni Graduation Bears (profits go to the AUT Foundation’s Endowment Scholarship Fund)
  • Official AUT Graduation Ring: Order online before Graduation
  • Official AUT branded merchandise is also available online: AUT Shop

Your graduation certificate and transcript

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

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