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In these extraordinary times, we very sorry to inform graduands and families that we have cancelled our graduation ceremonies originally planned for 31 March, 1 and 2 April 2020.

Please click here to view a message to all graduands and their families from our Chancellor, Professor Tom Calma.

We know that graduation is a very special event, marking the end of many years of hard work and the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in people’s lives.  The decision to cancel the ceremonies has not been taken lightly but the health of our graduands and their families, our people and the community more broadly, is of course our number one priority.

Graduands will still be conferred on the date the ceremony was scheduled but in absentia, and the testamur will be posted out as soon as possible. Graduands will be invited to participate in a future graduation ceremony should they wish to.

Important dates

March/April 2020
31 March – 2 April Graduation ceremonies – CANCELLED
September/October 2020
Dates confirmed as soon as possible  

Ceremony events schedule

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Faculty of Health

  • Discipline of Diagnostic Pathology
  • Discipline of Midwifery
  • Discipline of Nursing
  • Discipline of Occupational Therapy
  • Discipline of Pharmacy
  • Discipline of Physiotherapy
  • Discipline of Medical Radiation
  • Discipline of Speech Pathology

Faculty of Health

  • Discipline of Psychology
  • Discipline of Public Health
  • Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Discipline of Counselling
  • Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty of Education

  • All courses
Wednesday 1 April 2020

Faculty of Business, Government and Law

  • Canberra Business School

Faculty of Business, Government and Law

  • Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society
  • Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Canberra Law School

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • All course
Thursday 2 April 2020

Faculty of Arts and Design

  • School of Arts and Communication

Faculty of Arts and Design

  • School of Design and the Built Environment


Guests are advised to arrive at least an hour prior to the ceremony as seating is not allocated.

The ceremony will take approximately an hour and a half.


Graduation ceremonies are held at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Arena.

Free parking is available and then enter via the AIS Visitor Centre. Please note, there is no cloak room service available at the venue.

Any guests who have accessibility requirements should email to make arrangements.

AIS access and parking map

Guest tickets

Children under five are admitted free of charge on the condition they sit on someone's lap.

Once guest tickets go on sale they can be purchased through the UC Reed graduations portal.

Guest seating is not allocated, so guests are advised to move into the hall promptly once doors are open to secure their seating.


Official photographers will  take photos of all graduates during the ceremony and be available in the foyer area prior to and after the ceremony. They also offer framing services for photographs and certificates. Fees are payable at the time of order.

Personal cameras are permitted during the ceremony but should be used discretely.

Celebration function

All graduates and guests are invited to an exclusive function with beverages, canapes and entertainment, immediately following the ceremony. Guests will need to show their tickets to gain entry.

Any friends or family who did not attend the ceremony can buy a ticket for the celebration function at the door with credit card.