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Once you have completed your course, your degree will be conferred and you will become an official graduate of the University.

COVID-19 graduations update

Overview and eligibility

In person graduation ceremonies will return in 2022 with COVID safety practices in place. The ceremonies will be held at the Great Hall and available to watch on a video live stream.

We are also exploring other ways we might celebrate the achievements of students who were unable to make graduation ceremonies in previous years due to COVID-19, including hosting a graduation celebration event in 2022.

PhD graduates will have an opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony in 2022, if they missed out in 2020, or 2021 due to COVID. We will be in touch shortly with more info.

Find out everything you need to know before the ceremony, including how to RSVP to your invitation, on our Prepare for graduation page. For information on how graduation ceremonies will be run during this time, including how COVID safe practices will be implemented, see On the day. If you are unable to make it to your graduation, you will graduate in absentia and your degree will be conferred on the date outlined in your graduation invite.

Key information

  • you will be notified about your graduation date by email approximately three to four weeks before your ceremony
  • all Australian graduation ceremonies occur in the Great Hall
  • when you confirm your attendance, you will need to pay a graduation fee which covers the end-to-end experience from academic dress hire to post ceremony catering
  • you will be allocated two guest tickets. There is limited space and we are unable to provide additional guest tickets.
  • all graduands need to arrive at least 90 minutes before the ceremony commences
  • your academic dress is available for collection from the USYD Store in the Holme Building. The University of Sydney Union (USU) will send you an email ahead of your ceremony, requesting you book a time for your gowning.
  • you cannot postpone your graduation ceremony. If you're unable to attend, you’ll graduate in absentia on your graduation date

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Last updated: 30 May 2022

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