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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

March to June graduation ceremonies did not proceed

All graduation ceremonies from March to June did not proceed due to COVID-19. We understand graduation is a significant milestone in your University experience, and a celebration of your achievement that you, your friends and family, and your University teachers, look forward to.

We're working on arrangements to help you celebrate the completion of your course. We will email you soon with information on these arrangements. Check our Graduation 2020 page for the latest updates and to share the completion of your course with your peers.

All eligible students have had their degrees conferred and their graduation documents (testamur and academic transcript) mailed to them. 

October - December graduation ceremonies are unlikely to proceed

You will be notified about the decision on Semester 2 ceremonies by 24 August. We are closely monitoring the Australian Government’s advice and directions, which will inform our decision making.

We strongly recommend that you do not make any travel or accommodation plans at this stage.

What does this mean for you?

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 2 business days after conferral. Hard copies will be posted within 4 weeks, however, there may be delays with limited staff on campus. Please ensure your preferred mailing address details are up-to-date by 11 September in Sydney Student.

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Last updated: 24 June 2020

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