Assembly and public procession

Assembly point

  • All graduands will assemble at the forecourt of Parliament grounds no later than 12.50pm. Note: Molesworth Street and the Parliament grounds forecourt are congested traffic areas. Use this street as a 'drop off' point only.

  • Graduates of the first ceremony who wish to take part in the procession will be able to take a chartered bus from the Michael Fowler Centre. Buses will leave at approximately 12.30pm to prepare for the procession.

Procession route

From the forecourt of Parliament grounds up Lambton Quay, into Willis Street, left through Mercer Street concluding in Civic Square. Families and friends of the graduands are invited to take photographs and cheer on the procession.

The procession takes approximately half an hour, concluding at Civic Square, where the Mayor will greet the procession.


If the parade is cancelled due to bad weather it will be announced on Massey social media or you may phone (04) 801 5799 ext 63344 between 10.00am - 12.30pm on Thursday 28 May.

Procession Map

Wellington Graduation Procession Map (1,066 KB)

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