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Once you have completed your degree, we invite you to celebrate by attending one of our graduation ceremonies in the Great Hall.

Overview and eligibility

Graduations are generally held across two rounds each year, based on when you completed your studies (with some exceptions).

Semester 1 completion: October–December
Semester 2 completion: March–June

When you have met all the eligibility requirements, you will be allocated to graduate in your faculty or school’s next available ceremony.

You cannot defer your graduation ceremony. If you are unable to attend, you’ll graduate in absentia on your graduation date.

Eligibility to graduate

To be eligible to graduate you need to have:

Settled any outstanding debts to the University - all debts need to be settled by the release of your final semester results.

Find out more about paying your fees.


Received a completion letter to confirm you have completed the requirements of your course.

You need to have received this letter at least ten weeks before a scheduled ceremony to be eligible to graduate at that ceremony. If you receive late results for example, this may mean you’ll need to attend a graduation ceremony at a later date.


Made sure your personal and contact details are up to date and made any changes in Sydney Student by the deadline:

  • 28 January for graduation ceremonies held in Semester 1
  • 12 August for graduation ceremonies held in Semester 2.

When we issue your digital transcript and testamur when you graduate, we will use your personal email address stored in Sydney Student. 

If you do not have access to Sydney Student and your details have changed since you were last enrolled, you can update your details by submitting a Change of personal details form (pdf, 220KB).

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  • Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus

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Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Extended in-person opening hours first two weeks of semester and during exams.

Last updated: 21 November 2018

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