Over 500 students will graduate on Thursday at a graduation ceremony being held at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, at 1pm.
Qualifications will be awarded at diploma, degree, postgraduate and masters levels from the schools of Business, Information Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Health, Social Services, Creativity and Te Wānanga Māori.
Graduation ceremonies are an important part of our academic calendar said Chris Gosling, Chief Executive. "They are an opportunity for our students to celebrate their success and reflect on their efforts with their families, staff and fellow students."
Whitireia is proud of all graduating students. Graduation ceremonies are a testament of our aim to provide students with a solid foundation that they can build careers in the professions and industries they have chosen.
Students graduating will be from Business, Information Technology, Nursing, Paramedics, Social Work, Education, Cookery, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Design, Music, Radio Broadcasting, Māori Art, Creative Writing and Publishing.
Around 2,500 graduands, staff and guests will attend the graduation ceremony that will begin with a procession (a highlight of the celebration), from the Porirua campus, walking down Wi Neera Drive to the arena. The procession will be led by Cook Island drummers.
The ceremony will be a very memorable and colourful occasion for all and will be livestreamed via YouTube.