Information for JCU Cairns Graduates
Please refer to Ceremonies, Locations, dates and venues
To comply with COVID venue requirements, all guests and graduates must be issued an event ticket via Ticketlink to gain entry into the venue. In the case where any health issues arise (COVID related) ticket holders will be contacted.
Graduates who have selected that they are attending a JCU Graduation Ceremony via eStudent will automatically be issued a ticket by Ticketlink. You will be emailed your ticket 48 hours prior to your ceremony with your allocated seat (ensure to check your junk inbox). On entry graduates will be directed to the JCU Ceremony Registration Desk to receive their graduation card. Graduates will be seated in reserved seating in the order they will walk across the stage. If you have specific seating requirements, please advise email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
Order guest tickets here.
Academic Dress & Gown Hire
JCU graduates are required to wear JCU approved academic dress. Academic dress can be hired from Silver Rose.
Hire academic dress: https://www.grad360.com.au/jcu
It is strongly recommended that all graduates collect their academic dress prior to their ceremony. Early collection is from Monday 12 April from Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Collection times are listed below.
Those who are unable to collect their academic dress on Monday 12 April can collect it on the day (see table below). However, please ensure you arrive at the start of the allocated collection time for your ceremony to avoid being late for graduate registration and photography.
|Ceremony||Academic Dress Collection Time||Location|
|Monday 12 April - Early Collection||9am - 6pm (recommended option)||CPAC Outside Foyer|
|Tuesday 13 April - 2pm Ceremony||12:30pm - 1:15pm||CPAC Studio|
|Wednesday 14 April - 10am Ceremony||8:30am - 9:15am||CPAC Studio|
|Wednesday 14 April - 2pm Ceremony||12:30pm - 1:15pm||CPAC Studio|
|Wednesday 14 April - 6pm Ceremony||4:30pm - 5:15pm||CPAC Studio|
All hired items must be returned to the academic dress return areas located in the outside foyer of the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
Silver Rose Photography will be providing the photographic services at graduation including portrait and family photography sessions. Only 4 guests and the graduate can feature in family photos due to COVID requirements. Photography times are located below for each ceremony. Please ensure you arrive at the start of the ceremonies allocated photography time to avoid missing out.
|Tuesday 13 April - 2pm Ceremony||12:30pm - 1:15pm and after ceremony||CPAC Studio|
|Wednesday 14 April - 10am Ceremony||8:30am - 9:15am and 2:00pm - 4:00pm (graduates must leave CPAC and come back for this session)||CPAC Studio|
|Wednesday 14 April - 2pm Ceremony||12:30pm - 1:15pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm (graduates must leave CPAC and come back for this session)||CPAC Studio|
|Wednesday 14 April - 6pm Ceremony||4:30pm - 5:15pm and after ceremony||CPAC Studio|
To be able to register you must be wearing your full academic dress. Graduates will be asked to quote their graduation registration number which was emailed to them a week prior to the ceremony at the JCU Ceremony Registration Desk in order to receive their graduation card. You will need your graduation card to present before you cross the stage, so please keep this card with you at all times.
Please see graduate registration times below. Late graduates may not be permitted to enter or participate in the ceremony.
|Tuesday 13 April - 2pm Ceremony||1:00pm - 1:30pm||CPAC Foyer|
|Wednesday 14 April - 10am Ceremony||9:00am - 9:30am||CPAC Foyer|
|Wednesday 14 April - 2pm Ceremony||1:00pm - 1:30pm||CPAC Foyer|
|Wednesday 14 April - 6pm Ceremony||5:00pm - 5:30pm||CPAC Foyer|
Cultural Sashing Ceremony
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates who have identified their heritage on Student One will be presented with a JCU Cultural Sash at informal ceremonies prior to each graduation. An invitation with details will be emailed to recipients prior to the ceremony date.
|Tuesday 13 April - 2pm Ceremony||1:30pm||CPAC Level 2|
|Wednesday 14 April - 10am Ceremony||9:30am||CPAC Level 2|
|Wednesday 14 April - 2pm Ceremony||1:30pm||CPAC Level 2|
|Wednesday 14 April - 6pm Ceremony||5:30pm||CPAC Level 2|
When to arrive
It is recommended that graduates arrive an hour and a half prior to the ceremony commencement time to allow time for parking, gown collection and photography prior to registration.
Parking around the Cairns Performing Arts Centre at certain times can be limited so please factor in extra time for parking or arrange to arrive by Taxi or other rideshare options. The Cairns Performing Arts Centre car park will be open for all ceremonies. Council street parking will also be available around the venue. A drop off bay is available at the venue off Florence Street.
It is recommend that graduates wear clothing that is neat, smart and comfortable. You’ll need shoes that are suitable for stairs, carpet and slippery surfaces. Thongs, shorts, t-shirts, jeans and ripped clothing are not considered appropriate.
Guests are to dress smart casual.
To ensure the continued well being of all our graduates and staff, we kindly request that students doff in place of a handshake with our Chancellor.
There are no facilities available to leave any personal items (handbags/mobiles etc.). All your personal belongings must be left with guests, or you may consider clothing with a pocket under your gown.
It is anticipated the ceremony will run for approximately two hours. All attendees must leave the venue as soon as the ceremony is completed to comply with CPAC's COVID plan.
All ceremonies will be live streamed via YouTube.
|Ceremony||Live Stream Link|
|Tue 13 April - 2:00pm|
Standard live stream: https://youtu.be/UfPIRy22cVo
VR Experience (optional): https://youtu.be/7cmDL5P7aOI
|Wed 14 April - 10:00am|
Standard live stream: https://youtu.be/-SzSgK0u_Bo
VR Experience (optional): https://youtu.be/xMG7Hf1fzyY
|Wed 14 April - 2:00pm|
Standard live stream: https://youtu.be/jUFGtl9WoPs
VR Experience (optional): https://youtu.be/hpMPKxn-NKw
|Wed 14 April - 6:00pm||Standard live stream: https://youtu.be/-1umafQoTxY|
VR Experience (optional): https://youtu.be/UBTuaxxafSU