Information for Staff

Graduation Information for Staff

Information for Staff

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

If you wish to participate in an academic procession for the following ceremonies please complete and submit the registration form.

December 2018 Ceremonies


Venue: Great Hall Cairns Convention Centre

Date: Monday 17 December 2018 commencing @ 3:00pm

Division of Tropical Health & Medicine

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


Venue: Townsville Entertainment Centre

Morning Ceremony

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018 commencing @ 10:30am

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

Afternoon Ceremony

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018 commencing @ 3:00pm

  • College of HealthCare Sciences

Loan of Academic dress

Staff who have graduated from JCU may request the loan of a JCU gown to wear at a ceremony (PdD, masters,Honors and Bachelor).

Graduates of other institutions may borrow a black gown and mortarboard.

Please note: Due to high demand at some ceremonies, graduating PhD students are given first preference over staff for loan gowns.

To request the use of a loan gown please complete the gown loan section on the Registration Form.

Collection of loan gowns - Staff

Note: PhD loan gowns can only be collected from the venue on the day of the ceremony.

All other gowns - Bachelor, Masters, Honours and Black Gowns for graduates of other institutions.

Cairns Campus - (Building A4 Room 016)

  • Saturday 15 December 10am - 3pm

Cairns Convention Centre (Mezzanine Level)

  • Monday 17 December from 11am (day of ceremony)

Townsville Campus - (Building 27 Room 002)

  • Thursday 13 December Noon - 6pm
  • Saturday 15 December 9am to 2pm

Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre

  • Wednesday 19 December from 9am & 1pm (day of the ceremony)

Cultural Sash Presentations

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


Cairns: The Sheridan Street Foyer

Townsville: The Magnetic Room

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

Staff are encouraged to attend the cultural sash presentation ceremonies and are asked to be gowned prior to the commencement of the ceremony.

Academic Procession

Academic Procession assembly points:

  • Cairns – The Sheridan Street Foyer
  • 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 that you 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 Magnetic Room (Townsville) and the Sheridan Street Foyer (Cairns).

Townsville Entertainment Centre

The Cairns Convention Centre

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