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
DateMarch ceremonies postponed, additional information to be advised.
TimeTo be confirmed
VenueTo be confirmed

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

COVID - 19 Advice

To ensure the continued well being of all our Graduands, staff and guests, 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 two 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.

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.

Early Collection available from Cairns Campus D003-001 (Foyer area)

Time: TBC
Location: TBC


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.


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


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

Guest Seating

You may invite as many guests as you wish and admission is free. Guests may sit in any non-reserved seats in the auditorium. Only 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.

Graduation reception

Following the ceremony, complimentary light refreshments will be served.

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.

Time: TBC
Location: TBC

The Ceremony

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

All ceremonies will be streamed live.