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CCAE Graduation

As part of the 50 Years of Education celebrations, we're inviting all CCAE alumni to attend a historical graduation ceremony on Tuesday 25th of September 2018 at 6PM at the Australian Institute of Sport. We would like to celebrate our outstanding alumni who have made the institution what it is today.

Imagine feeling like a 20-something year old again, on graduation day, having jumped through all the hoops to arrive here, and this time you have all the confidence, knowledge and wisdom obtained throughout your entire life so far. Imagine being able to step back in time and re-live your graduation day and celebrate how far we've come since the Canberra College of Advanced Education.

Express Your Interest

How will the ceremony work?

The University of Canberra will host a commemorative graduation ceremony on Tuesday September 25th 2018 at 6PM. All CCAE graduates (up until 1990) are invited to attend. The celebration will run as a typical UC graduation at the Australian Institute of Sport, including the awarding of UC certificates, formal academic proceedings, followed by a graduation reception hosted by the Alumni & Community Engagement Team.

How do I register?

We were taking expressions of interest up until the 31st of July 2018. All alumni who have submitted their EOI before 31st of July will be granted access to the portal to purchase tickets.

Following 31 July 2018, if you would like to attend and haven't submitted and EOI, please email the Alumni Team and we can arrange to have you added to the portal manually.

How do I secure my tickets?

Graduates who have expressed an interest in graduating will be able to purchase tickets through the portal powered by Reed Ticketing. Tickets will get you access to the ceremony and the reception following.

Round 1 ticket sales will commence on 2 August until 24 August 2018.

During round 1 ticket sales (2 - 24 August 2018), graduates can secure their ticket plus two guests. The cost of the guest tickets is $35 per ticket.

Round 2 ticket sales will open on 27 August 2018 until 25 September 2018. During round two ticket sales graduates can secure unlimited tickets.

Children under 5 years of age are free.

Do I need to purchase/hire a gown?

No. Gown hire or purchase is being managed through the Reed Ticket portal. The hire fee is $80 and the purchase fee is $150. We do not want to impose these costs on you so we have decided to make gowns optional. We will arrange to have some gowns available to take photos at the welcome reception.

If you choose to hire or purchase a gown you will need to collect these at the University of Canberra 'Reed pop-up shop' (details TBC). Hired gown can be returned at the AIS following your ceremony.

Can I attend without a ticket?

Graduates must secure a ticket in order to attend the commemorative ceremony on 25 September 2018. If you do not have a ticket you will not be able to attend.

All guests must have a ticket to gain entry to the venue.

Arrival and Parking

Graduands must arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony to allow time for registration and gowning. Graduands must report to the registration desk on arrival. Guests are also advised to arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony as seating is not allocated.

Graduands must be seated at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the ceremony.

Disability Assistance

Students and/or guests who have a disability and/or accessibility requirements should make themselves known to the registrations team upon arrival. Staff will be available att he ceremonies to assist with any access requirements such as reserved aisle seating for guests in wheelchairs or with other requirements and seating in front rows for people with hearing or vision impairments. 

Will you run another CCAE graduation celebration?

No. The CCAE Graduation Celebration is a once-off historical event, we will not run this again.

For any further questions, please contact the Alumni Team.