Graduation Information for JCU Townsville Graduates

Information for JCU Townsville Graduates

The venue for all Townsville ceremonies is the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre .

Guest Registration

To comply with COVID venue requirements, you must register yourself and your guests via Ticketek.  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.

You will need a Ticketek account to be able to order tickets for the graduation ceremony.

Sign up  for a Ticketek account

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.  Guests cannot reserve seats in the auditorium and can sit in any unreserved seat while observing COVID safe spacing regulations.

The link to Order Tickets will be available after 5 March 

  1. All tickets are complimentary general admission tickets
  2. Your guest tickets, up to 4, are guaranteed.
  3. Select the correct allocated ceremony
  4. Follow all prompts.
  5. You must register for the total number of tickets required:
    1. One ticket for yourself
    2. One ticket for each guest up to a maximum number of 4.
    3. You can request tickets (up to a total of 5 in separate transactions.
  6. On completion submit the form.
  7. All tickets will be sent in the one communication to the graduate by Email/SMS in your Ticketek account.
  8. It is the graduate’s responsibility to distribute tickets to their guests.
  9. Graduates & guests ceremony tickets will be scanned on entry to the auditorium.

Ceremony  Details

CeremonyThe Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Date23 March 2021
Morning Ceremony Time10.30am
Afternoon Ceremony Time3.30pm
CeremonyCollege of Arts, Society and Education       
Date24 March 2021
Morning Ceremony Time10.30am
Afternoon Ceremony Time3.30pm
CeremonyCollege of Business, Law and Governance
Date25 March 2021
Morning Ceremony Time10.30am
Afternoon Ceremony Time3.30pm
CeremonyCollege of Science and Engineering            
Date26 March 2021
Morning Ceremony Time10.30am
Afternoon Ceremony Time3.30pm

The next email communication will be sent the week before  the ceremony with your JCU Ceremony Graduation Number

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 2 hours 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.

Time: TBC
Location: Palm Room

Photography

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

Morning Ceremony:       
Afternoon Ceremony:    
Location: Palm Room

After both ceremonies, the studio will reopen immediately after each ceremony.

JCU Graduation 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.

Morning Ceremony:  
Afternoon Ceremony:

Location: Door 1

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

Returning your academic dress

All hired items must be returned to the gowning area within 2 hours 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.

Morning Ceremony:
Afternoon Ceremony:

Location: The Magnetic Room

The Ceremony

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

All ceremonies will be streamed live.

A diagram of the Townsville Convention Centre for JCU Graduation. Contact the Townsville student centre on Phone (07) 4781 5255 or freecall (within Australia) 1800 246 446 if you need assistance.