Graduation Information for Staff

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Information for Staff

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

JCU graduation ceremonies will comply with all Queensland Government COVID requirements which apply on the day of the ceremony. It is recommended that masks are worn indoors if you can't physically distance. Any changes to requirements between now and the ceremony, please check for further updates at the Queensland Government website.

Upcoming Ceremonies

Cairns

The venue for the Cairns ceremony is the Cairns Convention Centre

CeremonyCollege of Science & Engineering
College of Business, Law and Governance
College of Arts, Society and Education
DateFriday 24 March 2023
Venue Cairns Convention Centre
Ceremony Time3:00pm

Townsville

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

Ceremony College of Arts, Society & Education
DateWednesday 29 March 2023
Venue Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Ceremony Time 3pm
Ceremony College of Business, Law & Governance
DateThursday 30 March 2023
Venue Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Ceremony Time 10:30am
Ceremony

College of Science & Engineering

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

College of Medicine and Dentistry

College of Healthcare Sciences

DateThursday 30 March 2023
Venue Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Ceremony Time 3pm

Additional staff graduation information

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

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 academic dress.

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

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

Registrations for the Graduation Ceremony Procession are now closed.

Collection of loan gowns

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

  • Townsville: The Palm Room, Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
  • Cairns: Sheridan Street Foyer, Cairns Convention Centre

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

  • Cairns: Sheridan Street Foyer, Cairns Convention Centre
  • Townsville: The Palm Room. Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

Each sashing ceremony will commence 30 minutes before the commencement of each graduation ceremony.

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

Graduation Ceremony Procession assembly points:

  • Cairns: Sheridan Street Foyer, Cairns Convention Centre
  • Townsville: The Palm Room, Townsville Convention and Entertainment Centre

Registrations for the Graduation Ceremony Procession are now closed.

Please be robed no later than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of each ceremony.

The Graduation Ceremony Procession will commence assembling approximately 15 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
  • 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.

All staff are invited to volunteer at JCU Graduation ceremonies, with supervisor approval. There are a number of ways that you can assist at the events, for example, you can help our graduands register, assist in gowning, or provide guest services. Please email events@jcu.edu.au if you are interested in joining us by COB Friday 25 November.