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.

graduate hugging

Mid-year graduation for programmes in the School of Applied Technology and the School of Design and Humanities takes place on Friday 31 July 2015 at 4pm

The ceremony takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga. Find out more about the venue, directions and parking.

Please ensure that you have RSVP’d to your School Administrator and have ordered guest tickets. Every student and guest needs a ticket for entry to the ceremony.

Please do not park on the grass around the church, as these areas are regularly ticketed by Council.

The ceremony will last no longer than 2 hours, after which light refreshments will be served in the foyer.

Future Graduation Ceremonies 2015

End of Year Graduation

Monday 14 December 2015

  • 2.00pm Design & Humanities
  • 6.30pm Applied Technology

Tuesday 15 December 2015

  • 11.00am Design & Humanities
  • 4.00pm Business

Wednesday 16 December 2015

  • 1.00pm Applied Science
  • 6.00pm Business

All ceremonies take place at Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga. 

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