Graduates Check List - Cairns

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Cairns March 2018 Ceremony

Venue: Cairns Convention Centre (Hall 2)

Tuesday 13 March 2018 commencing at 3:00 pm

  • Colleges of the Division of Tropical Environments & Societies
  • Colleges of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine

Inability to attend

Please advise: or phone the Student Centre as soon as you become aware that you are not able to attend.

If you are unable to attend and do not advise us early enough your award will be conferred in absentia.

Academic Dress – Diploma, Bachelor, Honours, Masters & 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.


For Undergraduates

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

During the week leading up to your ceremony you will be emailed your ceremony registration number. Please make a note of this number and bring it with you to the registration desk, being able to quote this number will speed up the registration process for you.

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

Registration Desk: (Hall 2 - Door 27- see plan below)

  • Registration Opens at 2:00 pm & 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.

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 1.00 pm (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 3.00 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 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: Follow signs in the foyer.

Portrait/Family Photography Sessions:

  • Studio Hours: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and then reopen after the ceremony.


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

Cairns Convention Centre Floor Plan