Once you have completed your course, your degree will be conferred and you will become an official graduate of the University.
Due to COVID-19, all 2020 graduation ceremonies will not proceed. All eligible students will have their degrees conferred on the same date as scheduled and their graduation documents (testamur and academic transcript) mailed to them.
In early September we live streamed a special online event from the Great Hall to celebrate and recognise the achievements of our graduating class of 2020.
Visit the Graduation 2020 page to watch the recording of the event and view the special messages from the Vice-Chancellor, Deans, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and many more. You can also share the recording, which includes a special musical performance from University graduates The Jezabels, with your friends and family.
Learn more about how you can create your perfect at-home graduation photos using our Instagram filter and purchase your commemorative graduation t-shirt on the Graduation 2020 page.
Be assured, if you’re eligible to graduate the status of your graduation is unaffected. You will automatically graduate in absentia, which means your degree will still be conferred on the same date as scheduled and you will officially become a graduate of the University of Sydney.
You do not need to do anything additional in order to graduate in absentia.
You will receive a digital version of your testamur and academic transcript through My eQuals within 2 business days after conferral. Hard copies will be posted within 4 weeks, however, there may be delays with limited staff on campus. We will send you an email with a link to submit your preferred postal address in the coming weeks.
To celebrate the completion of your degree, if you are able to visit the Camperdown campus you can hire authentic University of Sydney graduation regalia and book professional photography through the USU website (go to 'book here', then select 'USYD Grad Experience'). The service is available on select dates from September-December.
The graduation regalia package includes academic gown hire, a hood or stole in the colours signifying your degree, a keepsake trencher (hat) and official crested lapel pin. This service costs $79.
The professional photography session allows you to choose from a range of photo experiences including having photography in a studio located in the Great Hall and outdoor photos in The Quadrangle. Prices start from $79.
Visit the USU website to find out more information and to book your graduation photography experience.