Ceremony dates

Each year Ara holds graduation ceremonies for students to celebrate their academic achievements. Our Christchurch ceremonies are held at the Horncastle Arena. Our Southern campus ceremonies are held in Timaru at the Southern Trust Event Centre.

2019 ceremony dates


14 February - Southern campuses graduation

Southern Trust Event Centre

All departments for Timaru, Oamaru and Ashburton

29 March - Autumn graduation

Morning ceremony at 9.30am will be for the following departments:

  • Engineering and Architectural Studies
  • Science and Primary Industries
  • Trades
  • Humanities
  • Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

Afternoon ceremony at 2.30pm will be for the following departments:

  • Computing
  • Creative Industries
  • Business
  • Hospitality and Service Industries

20 September - Spring graduation

All departments will be invited to graduate at our Spring graduation.