Graduation Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to apply for Graduation?
You need to ensure that your course completion date is correct on MyUC. To be assessed for course completion at the end of Semester 1 or Winter, 2017 and graduate in the September 2017 ceremonies it should be "MID-2017". To be assessed for course completion at the end of Semester 2, 2017 and graduate in the March/April 2018 ceremonies it should be "END-2017".
If you intend to course complete at the end of Semester 1 or Winter 2017 and did not set your completion date to MID-2017 by Friday, 31st March 2017, you must contact the Student Progress and Graduation Office immediately to request to be included in the September ceremony round.
Do I need to buy tickets for the Graduation Celebration Function
No. Graduates and their guests enjoy access into the function at Old Parliament House immediately following your ceremony. Your guest will need to show their ticket upon entry.
What can I expect at the Graduation Celebration Function?
The exclusive celebration function will be held at Old Parliament House and catered with beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), canapés and entertainment.
I want to graduate with a subsumable award or from one component of a double degree, what do I do?
You need to contact the Student Progress and Graduation Office as soon as possible and indicate your intention to graduate with a subsumable award or one component of your double degree.
When will I know if I am eligible to graduate?
Students who have been identified for graduation at the end of Semester 1 will receive confirmation of their eligibility in late June. Students who have been identified for graduation at end of Winter will receive confirmation of their eligibility shortly after the release of Winter results.
What should I do if I am ineligible to graduate?
You should contact the Student Progress and Graduation Office. You may then be referred to your course convenor for further advice.
How do I RSVP for the ceremony?
Once you receive an invitation, you will be able to RSVP on MyUC. Please go to the Invitation/Response screen under My Studies. You must RSVP by Friday 17th February 2017. If you no longre have access to MyUC, please email the Student Progress and Graduation Office by 17th February 2017.
Do I have to RSVP if I am not attending the ceremony and wish to graduate in absentia?
It is helpful if you do, but not strictly necessary. You can respond that you wish to graduate in absentia on MyUC. If you no longer have access to MyUC, please email the Student Progress and Graduation Office by 17th February 2017.
If we do not receive a response, it will be assumed that you do not wish to attend the ceremony and you will be marked as in absentia.
How do I defer my graduation?
Please email the Student Progress and Graduation Office by 17th February 2017 to request a deferment. You cannot defer on MyUC. Please note that if you opt to defer to the next round of ceremonies, these will be in September 2017. Students may only defer their graduation once.
Is there anything that will prevent me from graduating?
Yes, if you have an outstanding debt to the University. For example:
- Unpaid library fines
- Unpaid residential fees
- Unpaid student loan
- Unpaid student fees (including SSAF).
I have not received an invitation for the ceremony, what should I do?
You must contact the Student Progress and Graduation Office if you do not receive an invitation by the end of January 2017.
Do I need to buy tickets for my guests?
Yes, graduands must purchase guest tickets. Each graduand may purchase up to two tickets initially. More information will be provided in early February 2017.
How can I get additional guest tickets?
Additional tickets may become available. Please read the ticket information carefully.
How do I arrange my academic dress?
Please see Gowning & Academic Dress for more information.
What time should I arrive at Parliament House?
Graduands should arrive 1.5 hours before the commencement of the ceremony. Graduands will need to go through Security, proceed upstairs to register, collect any guest tickets that have not already been collected, and be fitted for academic dress.
How long are the ceremonies?
The duration of a ceremony depends on the number of graduands being conferred. Ceremonies tend to be 1.5 - 2 hours long.
If I request to graduate in absentia, when will I receive my testamur?
Testamurs for students who have requested to confer in absentia will be available for collection from the Student Centre for a number of days following the ceremonies. Students must present valid photo identification to collect the testamur. Students must also provide authorisation for someone to collect a testamur on their behalf. Any uncollected testamurs will then be posted to a student's MyUC mailing address. For students with an international mailing address, the testamur will be sent by courier. Students must ensure that they correctly register a street address as their mailing address (couriers cannot deliver to PO Boxes) and a contact telephone number at that mailing address.
Students with a domestic mailing address will receive their testamur by registered post.