The culmination of years of study is approaching - your graduation day. Congratulations on your achievement! We trust you will enjoy this special occasion in your academic career and provide the following information to help make this experience seamless for you and your guests.

The University holds two main rounds of graduation ceremonies each year - July ceremonies for students completing studies in Semester 1 and December ceremonies for students completing studies in Semester 2. July ceremonies are held on the St Lucia Campus for all students, while in December ceremonies are held at the UQ Gatton and St Lucia campuses. 

Dates and times of upcoming ceremonies can be viewed through the Ceremony dates and times section of this website.


Steps to graduation - July 2018 Ceremonies


1.       Ensure your EGTM is set to the semester you expect to graduate.

o    You can check this under your graduation tile in mySI-net. If it is not correct, you will need to contact your faculty to update it to the current semester after census date.


2.       Complete your electronic Conditional Graduation Application (eCGA) by close of business on Thursday 28 June 2018

o   You will receive an email from 30 May 2018 prompting you to complete your eCGA. 

o    You must complete your eCGA regardless of whether you plan on attending or not. The completion of this form will ensure you receive your graduation confirmation email following release of grades, as well as information about guest ticketing. Do not wait for release of grades to complete this form!

o    If you prefer to attend a later ceremony, you can indicate this on your eCGA. You are permitted to attend a ceremony up to one year after the conferral date of your award.


3.       Check your personal details, including name and address are correct.
o    Your name will be printed as it is listed in your Personal tile in mySI-net (without the title). If you wish to change this, including changing the order of your name, please submit an online Change to Personal Details form no later than Friday 6 July 2018. 

o    Please ensure your mailing address is up to date by Friday 6 July 2018.


4.       Order your academic dress

o    Our preferred supplier is Reed Graduations – they will be the only supplier of regalia on site for our ceremonies and by hiring through them you will be wearing the correct academic dress for UQ awards. Don't wait for grades to be released to order your regalia, you can always contact Reed to update your order should you need to.


5.       Order your guest tickets
o   Check your email on 11 July 2018 for information on ordering your guest tickets, conditional on completing Step 2 above. Please note that this email is sent from Reed Graduations and not The University of Queensland.
o   The ticketing page will be updated closer to this time with each ceremony's ticketing allocation - as soon as it becomes available.


 6.       Plan your Graduation day

 o   View this important information about your graduation ceremony day and share this with your guests.


 7.       Plan ahead and check out the services of our suppliers available on graduation day.

 o   Academic dress/Framing/electronic ticketing: Reed Graduation Services

 o   Plaques and Engraving: Select Awards

 o   Photography: Silver Rose Photography

 o   Florist: That Flower Shop (St Lucia ceremonies only)


Please note:
  • Any questions regarding your eligibility to graduate can be directed to your faculty
  • If you're completing any courses in your final semester at another university as cross institutional study, you may be unable to graduate as final grades may not be available in time. For more information contact your faculty.


Preparing for Graduation section

Additional Tickets

The availability (or not) of extra guest tickets for graduation ceremonies will be listed here when known.

Ceremony Dates and Times

Check Personal Details

Please ensure your name details are correct and mailing address is up to date in mySI-net no later than 5PM on Friday, 6 July 2018. In the event you choose not to attend the ceremony, this will ensur...

Dual degree graduation

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Eligibility to graduate

In order to be eligible to graduate, you must complete all the requirements of your program. Your faculty or school will check your eligibility to graduate in your final semester of study.     If yo...


I've finished my program requirements, when can I get my graduation documents?

Graduating at a later date

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