Frequently Asked Questions

JCU Townsville, at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre:

  • Thursday 16 December 2021 (Division of Tropical Health and Medicine)
  • Wednesday 23 March 2022 (College of Arts, Society & Education)
  • Thursday 24 March 2022 (College of Business, Law & Governance, College of Science & Engineering and Division of Tropical Health and Medicine)

JCU Cairns, at the Cairns Convention Centre:

  • Tuesday 14 December 2021 (Division of Tropical Health and Medicine)
  • Tuesday 15 March 2022 (Division of Tropical Environments and Societies)

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.

Details for upcoming graduations are yet to be confirmed.

The ceremonies will be held in COVID-19 safe environments and follow government guidelines.

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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