Frequently Asked Questions

JCU Townsville, at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre:

Please refer to the Ceremonies page for all dates and times

JCU Cairns, at the Cairns Convention Centre:

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JCU Brisbane

Please refer to the Ceremonies page for all dates and times

No, you do not have to apply to graduate (unless you are a PhD candidate). Once you are enrolled in your final study, you will be allocated to a graduation ceremony based on your course of study and the course location. You must confirm your attendance at the ceremony via eStudent.

An email will be sent to graduating students with details on how to register.

Guest tickets are complimentary and general admission with a maximum of four (4) guest tickets allocated per graduate. Guest tickets will be available from Tue 22 Nov at 9am via Eventbrite. Graduating students will be emailed the guest ticket link prior to this date. Whilst there is an initial limit on guest tickets, any unsold tickets will be released a week prior. Graduating students will be communicated about any additional guest tickets on 6 December via their JCU email.

JCU graduation ceremonies will comply with all Queensland Government COVID requirements which apply on the day of the ceremony. It is recommended that masks are worn indoors if you can't physically distance. Any changes to requirements between now and the ceremony, please check for further updates at the Queensland Government website.

It is estimated that each ceremony will take two hours but they could run longer depending on the number of attendees.

It is expected that graduates arrive at least an hour and a half prior to the ceremony commencement time to allow time for parking, gown collection, photography and registration.

All graduating students attending a ceremony must wear an Academic Gown. To find out which gown you should wear please refer to the Academic Dress Standards.

It is recommend that you wear clothing that is neat, smart and comfortable under your gown. 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.

Yes, refreshments can be purchased at the venue.

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