Indigenous student graduations

Cultural Sashing Ceremonies

Each year, we see many of our graduating students from the Cairns and Townsville campuses attend the Sashing Ceremony prior to their official graduation. Graduating students who identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are entitled to wear a cultural sash that identifies their cultural heritage as being Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or both. The sash is placed around the wearer's neck by the Chancellor at a dedicated ceremony that takes place in a side-room within the graduation venue. It is worn over the graduation gown for the official graduation ceremony, and can also be worn at formal academic ceremonies. Family and friends are also invited to attend this intimate event.

JCU Graduation celebrations

Congratulations to all recent JCU Cairns graduates. It is always a great pleasure to see friends and family come to join in the celebrations with us – a proud moment for many. Graduation ceremonies are held in March and December each year.