Graduation is a formal ceremony that recognises our students’ effort, commitment and achievements during their time at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. This is a chance to celebrate their success.

Graduation ceremonies take place in December each year, and some programmes also have a mid-year ceremony.

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Graduation Ceremonies 2015

  • Mid-Year Graduation: Friday 31st July
  • End of Year Graduation: 14-16 December

All ceremonies take place at Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga. Find out more about the venue, directions and parking.

To help you get ready we’ve put together a checklist and some frequently asked questions for you. Download or print a copy of the graduation checklist pdf (127kb).


Affordable family accommodation is available for a one or two night stay during graduation week and can be booked online here or contact us on for more information.


Some videos of the graduations can be found on our YouTube channel.


You can buy photos from previous graduation ceremonies directly from our photographer at

Our Graduates