The morning ceremony commences at 10.00am - guests with tickets must be seated by 9.50am.
The afternoon ceremony commences at 2.00pm - guests with tickets must be seated by 1.50pm.
Should there be available seats in the auditorium, guests without tickets will be permitted in at 10.00am and 2.00pm. No one will be let in whilst the stage party and graduands are processing in and on to the stage, or during the National Anthem.
You do not need a ticket for yourself. Tickets are ordered as part of the graduation application process. Guest tickets are posted out two weeks before the Ceremony date. Your tickets will be sent to your permanent address unless you have made alternative arrangements by contacting email@example.com .
Tickets will not be sent to an international address as they will not arrive in time for you. If you have an international address nominated as your ‘permanent’ address your tickets will be held at the University main reception desk, George Forbes, for pickup anytime in the fortnight prior to graduation. On the day your tickets will be taken to the Town Hall venue and can be collected from the reception desk.
How many tickets for guests can I have?
Lincoln will be holding the April 2020 ceremony at the Christchurch Town Hall, a larger venue, which means that we have increased the tickets limit to up to 4 tickets per graduand. You do not need a ticket for yourself.
How do I request extra tickets? (Deadline 1 March)
You can request extra tickets by the deadline of 1 March by forwarding your submit confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org and noting the number of extra tickets you require. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request but it will depend on overall numbers at the venue.
You will receive an email prior to the graduation date to confirm the extra tickets requested (ie: in addition to your 4 tickets) are confirmed for you. There is no cost associated with the tickets.
What do I do if I can’t get as many extra tickets as I would like?
Should there be available seats in the auditorium, guests without tickets will be permitted in at 10.00am for the morning ceremony and 2.00pm for the afternoon ceremony.
No one will be let in whilst the stage party and graduands are processing in and on to the stage, or during the National Anthem.
Guests with tickets to the morning ceremony must be seated by 9.50am.
Guests with tickets to the afternoon ceremony must be seated by 1.50pm.
Ceremony live streaming
The Ceremony is live streamed and will remain available after graduation to view on the Lincoln University Website.
Arrangements for young children and mobility-impaired
Recommendations for young children
If you have young children who will not enjoy being seated for up to two hours in a formal ceremony, arranging for a friend or family member to babysit them is a great option. All guests, including children of any age, will require a ticket to the ceremony. Please consider that family members who have to take upset children out of the venue may well miss your important moment.
Arrangements for mobility-impaired
If you need to make arrangements for mobility-impaired family members please email email@example.com before the event so we can advise on options or organise support.
View car parking options near the Town Hall, Christchurch. Please allow yourself and your guests plenty of time to arrive.
Tips for enjoying graduation
Dress to your comfort level and layers are key. April - May in Canterbury could mean anything from a bright sunny day to rain with a cold wind.
Graduation gowns do not have pockets so please arrange for someone to carry items for you (eg wallet and mobile).
Consider carrying extra camera batteries if you are bringing a camera. You may take more photos than expected.
Photographs - remembering the day
Linton Photography have been appointed the official photographer, they are a local company with experience in a wide range of event photography, including graduations.
Every award recipient will be photographed as they are presented with their award on stage. These photographs are available for purchase, and there are a number of print sizes and options available.
Onstage photographs may be ordered directly with Linton Photography. Photos can be viewed at www.eventphoto.co.nz.
Portrait sessions are available at a number of times and locations and there are a range of packages and session options. There are also special deals only available for sessions photographed in the two weeks up to and including Graduation Day.
Locations for sessions are:
• At Lincoln University, Thursday 23 April from 1.30pm- 4.30pm: If the weather is fine sessions will be available outdoors in the vicinity of Ivey Hall, otherwise an indoor studio will be used. No bookings are required, simply see their staff in front of Ivey Hall.
• At Lincoln University, Friday 24 April from 10.00am- 5.00pm: At studios set up at the Town Hall. No bookings are required but it is recommended that you do so to avoid disappointment.
• At their studio which is located at Unit 2, 16 Bernard Street in Addington, Christchurch.
Numerous package options are available. Bookings are essential at the studio and they have most regalia available, please phone and book a time that suits. Remember to book early as session times fill quickly.
Full information about portrait packages and prices will be included in a separate brochure sent out with your graduation pack, or you are welcome to call their studio.
Linton Photography are qualified professional members of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography. All their work has a full satisfaction guarantee.