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Ceremony information

Please note, the content on this page relates to students graduating from Bond University. For students graduating from Bond University College, please refer to the Bond University College Graduation and Awards Evening page.

Venue

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bond University has held graduation ceremonies in the Basil Sellers Theatre, located on Level 3 of Building 6. Please refer your guests to information regarding the campus location and public transport options at ‘Getting to Bond University’.

Free parking is available at Bond University in the General Parking areas, with PG3, PG4 and PG8 being the most convenient (see map).

Graduates are required to wear the official academic dress for the award that you are graduating from. The academic dress set includes a gown, a mortarboard or bonnet, and a hood and / or stole in your Faculty/School’s colours. For more information please go to the Academic Dress Regulations (Division 8).

Please note that you will be required to walk up stairs and all academic dress is open at the front, therefore what you are wearing underneath will be visible. For this reason, business attire and comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Shorts, t-shirts, thongs (flip-flops), joggers and other casual clothing and footwear are not considered appropriate. Graduates are also welcome to wear traditional costumes. If the day is warm, you may wish to remove your jacket as the gowns are quite heavy.

Ordering and collecting academic dress

When you complete the online registration process to confirm your attendance at the ceremony, you will be asked to select the hire or purchase option for academic dress. Your academic dress will only be available for collection and fitting on the day of the ceremony. You may not collect your order before your ceremony day.

Orders and payments are managed by GFP Graduations (Email: [email protected], Tel: 1300 360 445 (International: +61 8 8154 1388).

Family and friends are welcome to attend to help you celebrate your special day and there is no charge for guest tickets.

When you complete the online registration process to confirm your attendance at the ceremony, you will be asked to select up to two guest tickets. Due to public health regulations, you will also be asked to provide contact tracing details for all guests, and only registered guests will be permitted to enter the venue.

A live stream of the graduation ceremony can be viewed from the University's YouTube channel.

Graduand tickets

A ticket will be provided to you when you register your arrival on the day of the ceremony and collect your academic dress. Please retain the ticket as it includes important information such as your procession and seating number. It will be required to be presented at the assembly area prior to entering the ceremony venue. Please arrive at least one hour before the ceremony to allow time to register your arrival, collect your ticket and academic dress.

Professional photography

The University has engaged a professional photography company – GFP Studios – to take a photograph of each graduand crossing the stage. To obtain your free digital stage photo please go to https://grads.gfp.com.au/postceremony and use your Student ID as a voucher code at the checkout.

Family photographs

While you are welcome to take photographs prior to the ceremony, guests will be prohibited from taking photos or videos from locations such as the stage and graduand seating area once the graduands have been seated.  You may take photos from your seat during the ceremony. If you need to stand, we ask that you do so briefly so as not to block other guests’ view of the proceedings.

Video

All graduation ceremonies are recorded and will be available on our website and YouTube channel. two weeks after the ceremony.