Graduation Information for Students Information for JCU Cairns Graduates

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Information for JCU Cairns Graduates

CeremonyColleges of the Division of Tropical Environments & Societies and
Colleges of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine
DateWednesday 25 March 2020
VenueCairns Convention Centre (Great Hall)

If you are unable to attend your nominated ceremony, please advise

Before your ceremony

Register to Graduate

You will receive an email requesting you to register to graduate on eStudent if eligible.

Hire/Purchase your Academic Dress

It is compulsory to wear JCU approved academic dress at ceremonies. To hire or purchase JCU approved gowns, please visit the official website.

Note your Registration Number

During the week leading up to your ceremony you will be emailed your ceremony registration number. Please make a note of this number so you can quote this number when registering at the ceremony.

Access Considerations

Graduands if you have specific seating requirements, please advise at your earliest convenience.

At the ceremony

It is recommended graduands arrive at least two hours prior to the ceremony commencement time to allow time for parking, gown collection and photography prior to registration.

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 dressing you. Dress code is smart casual, please no thongs or shorts. Neck badges and medals may be worn.

Time: 1pm onwards
Location: Mezzanine Level (Level 1)


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

Time: 1pm – 2pm. Photography services will reopen after the ceremony.
Location: Mezzanine Level (Level 1)


Before you register you must be wearing your full academic dress. Remembering your registration number, quote this at the registration desk to receive your registration card. Keep this card with you to take on stage.

Time: 2pm – 2.30pm
Location: Wharf Street Foyer

Graduands who register late may not be presented in their correct order or if the ceremony has commenced possibly not at all.

After you have registered you will be required to enter the auditorium. For safety and security reasons, you are not permitted to carry personal items (handbags/mobiles etc) with you on stage. After being on stage, you may not return to your original seat so items cannot be left under your seat. Therefore, please leave all personal items with family/friends before registering.

Cultural Sashing Ceremony

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

Time: 2.30pm
Location: Sheridan Street Foyer


You may invite as many guests as you wish, admission is free. No tickets are required and it is not possible to reserve guest seats. 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: Auditorium will open at 2pm
Location: Guests may enter through doors 3, 10, 11 & 13

Disabled seating for guests via door 10 (Mezzanine Level). Please see ushers for assistance.

The Ceremony

It is anticipated the ceremony will run for approximately 2 hours. Following the ceremony, complimentary light refreshments will be served in the foyer.