Graduation Information for Staff

Information for Staff

Academic Procession

Information for academic staff and members of the JCU Council  (This information does not apply to graduating students)

Register now to participate

If you wish to participate in an academic procession for the following ceremonies please complete and submit the Registration Form by 13 March 2019.

March 2019 Ceremonies

Cairns

Venue:Hall 2 Cairns Convention Centre (see plan below)

20 March 2019 commencing @ 3.00pm

  • College of Business, Law & Governance
  • College of Arts, Society & Education
  • College of Science & Engineering
  • College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences
  • College of Healthcare Sciences
  • College of Medicine & Dentistry

Townsville

Venue: Townsville Entertainment Centre

27 March 2019 commencing @ 3.00pm

  • College of Arts, Society & Education

28 March 2019 commencing @ 10.30am

  • College of Business, Law & Governance

28 March 2019 commencing @ 3.00pm

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

Loan of Academic Dress

PLEASE NOTE: Staff borrowing academic dress

The academic dress loan gown service has been outsourced to a private provider. As such, you will be required to sign for the academic dress when you collect and return the gown.

Borrowers are responsible for the replacement of gowns not recorded as having been returned.

Staff who are JCU graduates may request the loan of a JCU gown to wear at a ceremony (PhD, Masters, Honours and Bachelor).

Graduates of other institutions may borrow a black gown and mortar board.

To request the use of a loan gown please complete the gown loan section on the registration form.

Collection of loan gowns - Staff

Please collect your loan gown up to 2 hours prior to the commencement of each ceremony from:

  • Cairns: Foyer which is located beyond Door 27 (see floor plan below)
  • Townsville: The Magnetic Room (see floor plan below)

Cultural Sash Presentations

Prior to each graduation ceremony at JCU cultural sash presentation ceremony will be held for graduating indigenous students.

Venues:

Cairns: The foyer which is located beyond Door 27 (see plan below)

Townsville: The Magnetic Room

Each sashing ceremony will commence thirty minutes before the commencement of each graduation ceremony.

Staff are cordially invited to attend the cultural sash presentation ceremonies.

Academic Procession

Academic Procession assembly points:

  • Cairns - Foyer which is located beyond Door 27 (see plan below)
  • Townsville - The Magnetic Room
  • Please be robed no later than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of each ceremony
  • The academic procession will commence assembling approximately fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony.
  • Each ceremony will commence promptly at the scheduled times.

Order of procession

The procession enters the auditorium in the following order:

  • Ceremony Marshal
  • Academic Staff
  • JCU Council Members
  • Members of the Official Party

National Anthem

Protocol requires you to take off your trencher/bonnet during the playing of the National Anthem.

After ceremony refreshments

A short informal reception for members of the Academic Procession, VIP guests, PhD graduates and their families will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Foyer behind Door 27 (Cairns) and The Magnetic Room (Townsville).

Townsville Entertainment Centre

Cairns Convention Centre

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