Registering your willingness to attend a ceremony
By registering your willingness to attend a ceremony, you will be seated on the stage at the Dunedin Town Hall during the ceremony. You can also take part in the procession along the main street of Dunedin prior to the ceremony.
Academic regalia is required to be worn during the procession and at the ceremony.
Approximately three months prior to each round of ceremonies you will be able to register to attend via your eVision staff portal.
Please register your attendance at least two weeks prior to the ceremony to ensure that your name will appear on the staff procession list.
How to access your eVision staff portal
If you do not have access to the Graduation section of your eVision staff portal, or need instructions on how to register your willingness to attend a ceremony:
Academic staff wanting to hire regalia from Graduate Women (Otago) to wear at a graduation ceremony, need to submit an order via their eVision staff portal. The Graduation Office will then be charged for the hire.
Please note that Graduate Women (Otago) cannot provide academic dress for universities other than Otago, and that hoods for some Otago disciplines may not be available for staff to hire.
To collect your regalia, go to the Academic Dress rooms located in the Basement of the Geology Building (North End).
Regalia for the May 2021 graduation ceremonies can be collected on any of the following days immediately prior to each ceremony, at the times indicated below:
|Collection date ||Collection time |
|Thursday||5:30pm – 7:00pm|
|Friday||11:00am – 2:00pm OR |
5:30pm – 7:00pm
(day of the ceremony)
|8:30am – 12 noon|
Regalia for the May 2021 graduation ceremonies must be returned on any of the days immediately following the graduation ceremony, at the times indicated below, note that the venue differs:
(day of the ceremony)
|Municipal Chambers||2:00pm – 6:00pm|
|Sunday 14 March||Basement of the Geology Building||9:00am – 10:30am OR |
2:00pm – 4:00pm
|Monday 15 March||Basement of the Geology Building||10:00am – 2:00pm|
For information about purchasing regalia:
Regalia loan scheme for staff
As the purchase of regalia is considered to be a personal cost to staff, the University does not provide funding for this expense. However, a loan scheme is available to staff who wish to purchase their own set of academic regalia. Please contact:
Staff who would like a guest ticket for a seat in the main body of the Dunedin Town Hall need to submit a request via their eVision staff portal. You will find instructions for accessing eVision above.
A limited number of tickets are available for staff. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
The University Chaplaincy Team invites you to attend a brief ecumencial thanksgiving service for graduands, families, friends, and staff. Nau mai, haere mai! Everyone is welcome.
This will be held at the Holy Name Church 400 Great King Street (opposite the Otago Museum) on Saturday 8 May & Saturday 15 May, from 10:40am until 11:10am.
Please wear academic regalia if possible. The service will finish in plenty of time should you wish to joint the procession graduands along George Street to the Town Hall.
A brunch will be hosted by the University in Te Wao Nui, School of Business, corner of Clyde Street and Union Street East.
This provides an opportunity for graduands to celebrate with family, friends, and staff.
- When the procession begins at 11:30am, the brunch will be held from 9:30am – 11:00am (May and December)
- When the procession begins at 1:30pm, the brunch will be held from 11:30am – 1:00pm (August)
Student and academic procession
Those taking part in the academic procession in the Dunedin Town Hall are invited to join the procession of graduands which leaves from outside the School of Dentistry and travels along George Street to the Dunedin Town Hall.
On the days where two ceremonies are being held, there will be only one procession.
- If the ceremony begins at either 1:00pm or 4:00pm, the procession will depart at 11:30am (May and December)
- If the ceremony begins at 3:00pm, the procession will depart at 1:30pm (August)
Please assemble 15 minutes prior to the departure time.
Procession of academic staff into the Dunedin Town Hall
Marshalling of the academic procession will begin promptly 25 minutes before the ceremony commences, and will take place in the Dunedin Centre.
The entrance to the Dunedin Centre is located on Harrop Street.