December Graduation Ceremonies this Thursday-Saturday 13-15th; Make sure you’re aware of all information you might need for the day!

Published On December 10, 2018 | By Amy | News, Opportunities and Events

This week for the first time, UNE will be running December Graduation Ceremonies, bringing a new option for students who have completed their studies throughout the year, to graduate in the same calendar year.

Ceremonies will be running this Thursday (13th), Friday (14th) and Saturday (15th) for different groups, and will be evening ceremonies for the first time, in order to best care for all parties involved given the heat at this time of year.

This post is a comprehensive guide to the week, with all the information you may need to get ready, and the best people to contact if you’re uncertain about something or find you have questions.

IMPORTANT: Graduates, please remember to check the Ed UNE Facebook page on the morning of your ceremony for final plans and confirmation regarding ceremony details. The Ed UNE Facebook page is where we will notify you if there is to be a wet weather ceremony. Don’t stress though! The only thing that will change in this case is the location, there will be no restriction on guest numbers or tickets needed.


Thursday 13th December – Medicine, Health & Psychology

Friday 14th December – Science, Agriculture, Business & Law

Saturday 15th December – Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

Official Times:

2:00pm – Graduand registration will open at

3:45pm – Registration will close

4:15pm – Graduands must have found their allocated place and be seated ready for the beginning of the ceremony

4:30pm – Ceremonies will begin

Please note: If you are attending another event on the day, such as one hosted by your school or a club or society, the same registration times apply. You will need to ensure you are registered by no later than 3.45pm and seated by 4.15pm.

We expect that ceremonies will conclude around 6.30pm each day. 

General Information for the day:

Coffee/Food: Cafe Life in the top courtyard  will be open until 4.30pm on Thursday and Friday, and for Saturday there will be a Coffee Cart opening from 2pm, situated next to the gates heading down to Booloominbah along graduates walk. Booloominbah will be open usual hours Thursday and Friday and will open from 2pm on Saturday.

Parking: You can find important information in the Guide to Graduation booklet, as well as a map covering the locations available for parking below. Please note that shuttle buses will run between Special Event Parking Locations and the front of Booloominbah for your convenience also.

Concerns or Queries?

We understand that this is an important and exciting day for many of you, and that you may still have questions to assist you in preparing and to make sure the day runs smoothly for you and your family.

The Student Central Team are available 8am-6pm on Thursday and Friday, and will also be available from 12pm-5pm on Saturday on (02) 6773 2000 to answer any last minute questions you might have.

You can find your Guide to Graduation booklet online here, including detailed information about Academic Dress, and further information about Graduation, here.

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2 Responses to December Graduation Ceremonies this Thursday-Saturday 13-15th; Make sure you’re aware of all information you might need for the day!

  1. Kathi says:

    The Guide to Graduation Booklet link ( is giving me a Page Not Found error – is there another link where we can access this document?

  2. agraha36 says:

    Hi Kathi,
    I’m so sorry about that! The page was updated and we believe it must have caused a problem with the link, resulting in it being down briefly. It should be back up and running again now (the link in the article), so please let me know if it isn’t.

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