Information for academic staff and members of the JCU Council (This information does not aply to graduating students)
If you wish to participate in an academic procession for the following ceremonies please complete and submit the registration form.
Venue: Townsville Entertainment Centre
7 March 2018 commencing @ 3.00pm
8 March 2018 commencing @ 10.30am
8 March 2018 Commencing @ 3.00pm
Venue: Hall 2, Cairns Convention Centre (see plan below)
13 March 2018 commencing @ 3.00pm
Staff who are JCU graduates may request the loan of a JCU gown to wear at a ceremony (PhD, Masters and Bachelor). Graduates of other institutions may borrow a black gown and mortar board.
Please note: Due to the large number of PhD graduates attending the Townsville March ceremonies it may not be possible to loan PhD gowns to staff. First preference will be given to graduating students.
To request the use of a loan gown please complete the gown loan section on the Registration Form.
Please collect your loan gown up to 2 hours prior to the commencement of each ceremony from:
All other gowns - Bachelor, Masters, Honours and Black Gowns for graduates of other institutions.
Townsville Campus - (Building 014 room 008)
Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre (Palm Room - 1 on plan)
Cairns Campus - (Building A004 room 026)
Cairns Convention Centre (see plan)
Prior to each graduation ceremony a JCU cultural sash presentation ceremony will be held for graduating indigenous students.
Townsville: The Magnetic Room.
Cairns: The foyer which is located beyond Door 27 (see plan below)
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 assembly points:
The procession enters the auditorium in the following order:
Protocol requires that you take off your trencher/bonnet during the playing of the National Anthem.
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 Foyer behind Door 27 (Cairns).
Townsville Entertainment Centre
1. Palm Room - Gown collection
1a. - Student Registration
2. Magnetic room
4. Photography Studios