The culmination of sometimes years of study is approaching - your graduation day. We trust you will enjoy your graduation and hope the following information will help you plan for your special day.

The University holds two main rounds of graduation ceremonies each year. In July ceremonies are held at the St Lucia Campus, while in December ceremonies are held at two campuses; UQ Gatton, and St Lucia. Gatton students attending ceremonies in July attend ceremonies on the St Lucia campus. Students completing their programs in Semester 1 attend the July ceremonies while students completing their programs in Semester 2 attend the December ones.

Each year a series of International Alumni Events are held in various centres.  International Students are invited to attend the "Graduation and Beyond" information sessions held by Student Services.  Information regarding these sessions can be found here.

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

Please note that graduand registration will open 90 minutes prior to the ceremony. Graduand registration closes 45 minutes prior to the graduation ceremony to allow for a compulsory graduand briefing to take place prior to the ceremony. Graduands enter the venue in a formal procession approximately 15 minutes before the official start time for each ceremony. Your guests should be seated 30 minutes before the official start time if they wish to observe the entrance of the graduands. If either you or your guests have special needs or require wheelchair access, please contact Graduations Section.

Ceremonies are held in the UQ Centre on the St Lucia campus, and the Gymnasium at UQ Gatton. 

If you did not attend your graduation ceremony the first time around, you are permitted to attend the next available ceremony up to one year after the conferral date of your award.

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

Dual degree students complete one electronic Graduation Application form which lists both components of their program. Dual degree students will be allocated to an appropriate ceremony for their program. This process ...

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 &n...


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

Graduating at a later date

If you did not attend your graduation ceremony the first time around, you are able to attend the next available ceremony up to one year after the conferral date of your award. It is important to note that graduands who request this opti...

Guest Tickets

Higher Degree by Research Students


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Student Progression - Contact Details

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What happens during the Graduation Ceremony?

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Information for Staff Graduating at a Ceremony

Procedures for Staff Graduating from Stage Academic Staff (not including casual tutoring staff) receiving any award, and Professional Staff receiving a Master of Philosophy or Doct...

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