Graduation Information for JCU Cairns Graduates

Information for JCU Cairns Graduates

The venue for all Cairns ceremonies is the CPAC Theatre, Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Guest Registration

To comply with COVID venue requirements, you must register yourself and your guests via Ticketlink.  In the case of any health issues arising (COVID related) the primary ticket holder (graduate) would be contacted. It is then the primary ticket holder’s responsibility to contact their guests to advise them accordingly.

Only valid ticket holders will be able to gain entry to the auditorium.

Graduates must apply for a ticket for themselves and their guests (a maximum of 4)  These tickets are required to gain entry into the auditorium.  On entry graduates will be directed to the JCU Ceremony Registration Desk to receive their seating card.

  1. The link to Order Tickets will be here and will be available after 9 March,  
  2. All tickets are complimentary general admission tickets.

Ceremony Details

CeremonyColleges of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine
Date13 April 2021
VenueCPAC Theatre, Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Time2:00 PM
CeremonyColleges of the Division of Tropical Environments & Societies
Date14 April 2021
VenueCPAC Theatre, Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Morning Ceremony Time10.00am
Afternoon Ceremony Time2.00pm
Evening Ceremony Time6.00pm

Please refer to  What do I need to do to graduate web pages prior to your ceremony.

and How to Graduate video for further information


COVID - 19 Advice

To ensure the continued well being of all our Graduands and staff, we kindly request that students doff in place of a handshake with our Chancellor.

At the ceremony

When to arrive

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

Dress Code

It is recommend that you 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.

There are no facilities available to leave any personal items (handbags/mobiles etc) either on your seat or when crossing the stage.  All your personal belongings must be left with guests, or you may consider clothing with a pocket under your gown.

Gown Collection

Upon arrival please collect your gown if you haven’t done so prior to the ceremony. If you have a JCU approved gown, staff will be available to assist with gowning you.

Time:        TBC 
Location: TBC

Photography

Silver Rose Photography will be providing the photographic services at the graduation including portrait and family photography sessions.

Time:        TBC 
Location: TBC

The studio will reopen immediately after the ceremony.

Registration

To be able to register you must be wearing your full academic dress.  You will be asked to quote your registration number at the registration desk to receive your 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.

Time:        TBC 
Location: TBC

Late Graduands may not be permitted to enter or participate in the ceremony.

Seating

Graduands will be seated in reserved seating in the order they will walk across the stage. If you have specific seating requirements, please advise exams@jcu.edu.au at your earliest convenience

Guest Registration/Seating

You may invite up to four guests and all guests must be registered to gain entry. Guest registration details will be provided to students when registration is open.

Admission for guests is free and guests may sit in any non-reserved seats in the auditorium.
Graduands are seated in reserved seating separate from guests.
Dress code is smart casual.

Time:        TBC 
Location: TBC

Please request assistance from an usher for Disabled seating.

Returning your academic dress

All hired items must be returned to the gowning area within 1 hour of the completion of the ceremony.

Important information

Personal belongings

There are no facilities available to leave any personal items (handbags/mobiles etc) either on your seat or when crossing the stage.  All your personal belongings must be left with guests, or you may consider clothing with a pocket under your gown.

Cultural Sashing Ceremony

Aboriginal and Torres Strait graduates who have identified their heritage on Student One will be presented with a JCU Cultural Sash at informal ceremonies prior to each graduation ceremony. An invitation with details will be emailed to recipients prior to the ceremony date.

Time:        TBC 
Location: TBC

The Ceremony

It is anticipated the ceremony will run for approximately two hours.

All ceremonies will be streamed live further details will be provided.