Graduations are very important occasions, as they mark the culmination of many years of study. The Graduation team at the University of Canberra puts a lot of effort into ensuring the graduation ceremonies run smoothly. The Graduation Office coordinates the ceremonies, with the assistance of many people across the campus.
All outstanding fees (including SSAF) must be resolved prior to being invited to graduate.
Important dates for September 2021 ceremonies
Please note: The University of Canberra with the National Convention Centre Canberra are operating under the approved set of COVID-normal restrictions as outlined by the ACT Government.
Should the Australian or ACT Governments advise of any changes we will advise graduands and graduates immediately. We recommend that you continue to visit the University of Canberra website where advice on our ceremonies will be updated.
Testamurs sent to graduates conferred in absentia: October/November 2021 (up to 6-8 weeks)
|Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th||Conferral of Awards|
|Thursday 23rd||Ceremony 1||10AM||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Ceremony 2||2PM||Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Friday 24th||Ceremony 3||10AM||Faculty of Business, Government and Law|
|Ceremony 4||2PM||Faculty of Health|
The Graduation ceremonies will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC).
The NCCC offers underground parking for graduates and guests. There is also public parking across the road from the NCCC and the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
Parking is available within the NCCC Building, Refer to the below link for further information.
There is also available parking across from the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
We welcome any feedback regarding this new venue after the ceremonies have been held.
Students and/or guests who have a disability and/or accessibility requirements, are to please contact the Graduation Office. Staff will be available at the 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.
To assist in this process, email the Graduation Office with your ceremony details, student name, number of guests and assistance required.
Unable to attend
Testamurs for students who have requested to confer inabsentia will be available for collection from the Student Centre for the week following the graduation ceremonies. Students must present valid photo identification to collect the testamur. Students may also provide authorisation for someone to collect a testamur on their behalf.
The Graduation team will contact all graduates who do not attend a ceremony via their University email and any registered non-University email in order to confirm a suitable mailing address and contact telephone number for students preferring their graduation documents to be sent via courier. The testamur cannot be posted until your address is confirmed, so please ensure you are monitoring your email account after the ceremony to avoid delays.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries regarding your graduation.
Location: Student Centre, Building 1