Graduation Information for Students Graduates Check List - Cairns

Graduates Check List - Cairns

Cairns December 2018 Ceremony

Ceremony: Division of Tropical Health & Medicine (all colleges)

Venue: Cairns Convention Centre (Great Hall)

Time/Date: 3.00pm, Monday 17 December 2018

Inability to attend

If you have confirmed your attendance at a ceremony and have changed your mind or are unable to attend, you can opt out of the ceremony up until two weeks prior to the relevant ceremony. You can opt out of the ceremony online via eStudent. If it is passed the cut-off date, email to advise that you will no longer be attending the graduation ceremony.

If you are unable to attend and do not notify, your graduation documents will be posted to your graduation address within one week of the relevant ceremony.

Academic Dress – Diploma, Bachelor, Honours, Masters and PhD

It is compulsory to wear JCU approved academic dress at ceremonies.

For the hiring or purchasing of JCU approved gowns for Townsville and Cairns please follow this link to the official JCU graduation gown sale site: ‘Hire and Sales’ form.


Gown Collection: Please refer to the information provided when you organise the hire of your gown.

Registration at the ceremony - Please assist us to make your graduation an enjoyable experience by adhering to the following instructions.

Before you can register you must be wearing your full academic dress.

During the week prior to your ceremony you will have received an email advising you of the registration number you are to quote when you register. Please assist in speeding up the registration process by noting this number down and bringing it with you.

Registration Desk: Foyer - Wharf Street Entrance

  • Registration Opens at 2:00 pm and Closes 2:30 pm

Note: Graduands who register late may not be able to be presented in their correct order or if the ceremony has commenced possibly not presented at all. To allow time to park, collect your gown and photography (if time permits) it is recommended that graduands arrive at the venue two hours before the ceremony commences.

IMPORTANT Personal items

For safety and security reasons you are not permitted to carry personal items (handbags / mobiles etc.) with you on to the stage during your presentation to the Chancellor. Please leave any personal items with family or friends prior to registering. Following your presentation to the Chancellor you may not return to your original seat so for security and safety reasons personal items cannot be left under seats therefore please leave them with family before registering.

After you have registered you will be required to enter the auditorium.

For PhD Graduates

Your hire PhD academic dress will be available for collection from 1.30 pm from the Sheridan Street Foyer (see plan below)

Cultural Sash Presentation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait graduates will be presented with a JCU Cultural Sash at an informal ceremony commencing at 2.30 pm. Presentation details will be posted to recipients prior to the ceremony date.

The Ceremony

It is anticipated that it will run for approximately 2 and a half hours.

Access considerations

Graduands, you will be seated in tiered seating. If this will cause you difficulties please contact

Guests seating

You may invite as many guests as you wish, admission is free, it is not possible to reserve guest seats. Disabled seating fo ruests - please see ushers in attendance. Graduands are seated in reserved seating so guests may sit in any non-reserved seats in the auditorium. The auditorium will open at 2:00 pm.

Dress code

Smart casual, please no thongs or shorts. Neck badges and medals may be worn.


Silver Rose Photography will be providing the photographic services at the graduation

Studio location: Mezzanine Level

Portrait/Family Photography Sessions:

  • Studio Hours: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm and then reopen after the ceremony.

To ensure that graduand's are registered in time the photography studios will close no later than 2.00pm


Following the ceremony, complimentary light refreshments will be served in the foyer.

Cairns Convention Centre Floor Plan