Graduation Information for Students Information for JCU Townsville Graduates

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Information for JCU Townsville Graduates

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

CeremonyCollege of Arts, Society and Education
DateWednesday 1 April 2020
CeremonyCollege of Business, Law and Governance                               
DateThursday 2 April 2020
CeremonyCollege of Science and Engineering and The Division of Tropical Health and Medicine                   
DateThursday 2 April 2020

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 as you will require it to register on the day of the ceremony.

Access Considerations

If graduands 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: from 8.30am 
Location: Palm Room


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

Time: Studio will be open from 8am – 9.30am (morning ceremony) and 1pm – 2pm (afternoon ceremony), and will reopen immediately after each ceremony.
Location: Palm Room


Before you register you must be wearing your full academic dress. Quote your registration number at the registration desk to receive your graduation card. Please keep this card with you at all times until you reach the ceremony marshal on stage.

Time: 9.30am - 10am (morning ceremony) and 2pm - 2.30pm (afternoon ceremony)
Location: Door 5

Graduands who register late may not be presented in their correct order on stage. If the ceremony has already commenced it is possible that late graduands will not be able to graduate on the day.

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 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: 10am (morning ceremony) and 2.30pm (afternoon ceremony)
Location: Magnetic Room


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: Open from 9.30am (morning ceremony) and from 2pm (afternoon ceremony)
Location: Entry for guests through Door 3

Disabled seating for guests may be accessed through the Magnetic Room. Please see ushers for assistance.

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.

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.