Graduation Information for Students Graduates Check List - Townsville

Graduates Check List - Townsville

Graduates Check List

Townsville March 2019 Graduation Ceremonies

Venue: Townsville Entertainment Centre

Wednesday 27 March 2019, commencing at 3.00pm

  • College of Arts, Society & Education

Thursday 28 March 2019, commencing at 10.30am

  • College of Business, Law & Governance

Thursday 28 March 2019, commencing at 3.00pm

  • College of Science & Engineering
  • College Of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences
  • College of Healthcare Sciences
  • College of Medicine & Dentistry

Inability to attend your nominated ceremony

Please advise if you are not able to attend your nominated ceremony.

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

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

To hire or purchase JCU approved gowns for the Townsville and Cairns ceremonies please link to the official JCU graduation gown hire form at:


Please assist in making 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.

NB PhD Graduates Only. When you are gowned (gown collection instructions will be provided when you complete your gown hire form) do not register as per the following instructions for all other graduates. You will be advised of your registration procedure in information sent to you approximately a week before your ceremony.

Registration Desk (Follow the signs in the foyer)

  • For the 10.30 am Ceremony Registration Opens at9.30am & Closes at 10.00am
  • For the 3.00pm Ceremonies Registration Opens at 2.00pm & Closes at 2.30pm

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 still 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 so please leave them with family before register.

After you have registered you will be required to take your seat in the auditorium.

Cultural Sash Presentation

Eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait graduates will be presented with a JCU Cultural Sash at informal ceremonies commencing in the Magnetic Room (see 2 on floor plan below) 30 minutes prior to the commencement of your graduation ceremony. An invitation will be sent by email to eligible recipients prior to the ceremony date.

The Graduation Ceremony

Each ceremony is expected to run for approximately two 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 seats for guests. Graduands are seated in reserved seating so guests may sit in any non-reserved seats in the auditorium.                                                                                                                                                               The auditorium will open at 2.00pm for the 3.00pm ceremonies and 9.30am for the 10.30am ceremony.

Due to Fire & Safety Regulations strollers/prams cannot be taken into the auditorium (see ushers).

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: Follow signs through the Palm Room (1).

Portrait/Family Photography Sessions:

AM CEREMONY - 8.00am – 9.30am then reopen immediately after the ceremony

PM CEREMONIES - 12.30pm – 2.00pm then reopen immediately after the ceremony

To ensure that graduand’s can be registered by the advertised close times, the photography sessions close times will be strictly adhered to.


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.