Each Graduation Ceremony culminates in a parade. Behind the Town Crier, led by the Drum Major, followed by members of The Pipes and Drums of Palmerston North and Districts Pipe Band, come the flag bearers - guiding the Massey Ram mascot. Then, falling in behind the academic staff from Massey University, comes a throng of exuberant, balloon festooned graduates - all wending our way from the Regent Theatre to a huge marquee, especially erected, in the Square. Parents, whanau and friends all gather to cheer them on.
It truly is a wonderful occasion.