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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 commence from April 2021 with COVID safety practices in place. The ceremonies will be held at the Great Hall and available to watch on a video live stream. In the event of a COVID outbreak where public health orders or Government restrictions prevent the ceremonies from going ahead, the cancelled ceremonies will not be rescheduled.

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, visit our ‘On the day’ page. 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 with their student ID or photo ID and present themselves to the Holme Building for gowning and then go to registration to collect their seat number and guest tickets. You cannot postpone your graduation ceremony. If you're unable to attend, you’ll graduate in absentia on your graduation date

2020 graduation ceremonies

Unfortunately we will be not be able to host any replacement ceremonies on campus for students who graduated in 2020. While we are aware that there are changing health guidelines regarding gatherings in New South Wales, replacing all events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19 will not be possible.

In early September we live-streamed a special online event from the Great Hall to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students who completed their studies in Semester 2 2019, and Semester 1 2020. If you missed the event, you can watch it here.

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Last updated: 12 July 2021

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