Week 10 of Your Final Semester
If you think you will be eligible to graduate at the next ceremony you MUST complete this online application. If you are wishing to attend the ceremony you will also be required to submit further information online and make the necessary payments. Applications can be submitted until Friday week 10.
If you do not lodge the application by Friday of Week 10 you might not be permitted to participate in that ceremony.
Academic Dress Hire
The cost of hiring academic dress is $90
A security deposit of $250 is payable on Robing Day, by credit card or cash only.
The academic dress should be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony. The security deposit will be refunded when you return all of the items.
Thursday, Week 3
A list of student ID’s of those students who are eligible to graduate will be made available Thursday week 3 on the Graduation Eligibility page. If you think you will be eligible to graduate you should check that your ID is listed. If it is not on the list you should contact your faculty.
Friday, Week 4
You must collect your academic dress on Friday of Week 4, that is the day before the Graduation Ceremony, between 9.00am and 4.00pm from the Robing Room located next to Don's Tavern in the Student Court.
The Robing Room will NOT be open for collection of gowns on graduation day.
Saturday, Week 4
Graduation ceremonies are usually held on Saturday of Week 4 in the University Sports Hall. There are usually two ceremonies which are held: at 10.30am - Faculty of Business, Information Technology/Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture/ Faculty of Health Sciences and at 3.00pm Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences/ Faculty of Law
If you are attending the Ceremony you need to arrive on campus 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to commencement of the ceremony. This will allow enough time for all graduands to be lined up according to their Faculty, program and in alphabetical order. Graduands will enter the Hall approximately 40 minutes prior to the ceremony and be seated strictly in the order in which they will receive their degree. This order must correlate with the list from which the speaker will be announcing graduand names.
If you do not arrive in time to be lined up, your name will be crossed off the list of students given to the speaker.
If you arrive late you may not be permitted to join the ceremony.
Guests will be admitted to the Sports Hall approximately 15 to 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. The following services will be available down stairs in Don’s Tavern before and after the ceremony
Madden Photography - Madden Photography
Goldlance Class Rings –http://www.goldlanceclassrings.vpweb.com.au
Laser Awards – www.laserawards.com.au
UniBear & Friends - email@example.com
Students should go to the tiled verandah at the back of Don’s Tavern one hour and fifteen minutes PRIOR to the start of the ceremony. Graduands will be assembled in alphabetical order by family name and will then be seated in the Hall.
Students should not leave their seat.
Students should read the relevant page in the “Protocols for Graduation ” document for a detailed explanation of the ceremony procedures.
The Ceremony will be streamed live into Don's Tavern to accommodate any additional friends or family who do not have a guest ticket.
The University will host refreshments for graduates, their families and friends in Don's Tavern following the ceremony.
A maximum of three guest tickets (Graduands do not require a ticket) will be issued when you collect your gown on Robing Day. Additional tickets may become available on Robing Day, ask if there are any spare tickets when you collect your gown.
Guests may enter the Hall 15 -30 minutes before the ceremony. All guests should be seated 10 minutes prior to commencement of the Ceremony and remain seated until commencement of the Ceremony.
Lift access to the Sports Hall is available next door to Security.
All accounts must be finalised and all library books returned by Wed of Week 4.
If you have any outstanding fees or library books after this date, you will not be eligible to participate in the Graduation Ceremony or receive your Testamur.
Your student visa is valid only while you are studying in Australia. Please read the International Student Visa Requirements carefully to ensure you leave the country as expected by the Immigration department.