Starting today, close to 1100 of the 1900 eligible Wintec graduands will take part in graduation ceremonies.
Today, 70 students were graduating at Wintec's city campus marae, Te Kp Mnia o Kirikiriroa. Next week, five ceremonies will be held at Founders Theatre.
Wintec's chief executive Mark Flowers says graduation is a highly anticipated celebration for students and staff.
"After many months of study and hard work, our graduands get the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with families, friends, staff and our wider community.
"The high numbers of students taking part this year is a reflection of the importance our students and their supporters place on achieving a tertiary qualification.
"We wish them all a successful future."
A parade will leave from Wintec's city campus at 1pm next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hundreds of graduands wearing regalia will gather outside The Gallagher Hub, walk down to Ward St and make their way to the Founders Theatre on Tristram St.
Guest speakers will attend each ceremony including Orcon founder Seeby Woodhouse, Tainui Group Holdings chief executive Mike Pohio, Ministry of Health chief nurse, Dr Jane O'Malley, NZ National Agriculture Fieldays chief executive Jon Calder and Stainless Design managing director John Cook.
Former Wintec chairman and Hamilton City Council deputy mayor Gordon Chesterman will receive an honorary award at the media arts graduation ceremony on Tuesday.