If you’re not attending graduation, you can defer to another ceremony, collect your graduation documents from a Student Hub, or have these posted to you.

Not attending graduation

Once you receive your graduation invitation you will need to register online and nominate to either not attend, or defer your graduation for up to one year.

If you can't attend your graduation ceremony after you have already registered, please advise Graduation on +61 2 4921 5000 or email graduation@newcastle.edu.au as soon as possible.

The cost of the graduation package will only be refunded if you let the Graduation Office know 48 hours before your ceremony.


Singapore graduates not attending

If you are a Singapore graduate and you can't attend your ceremony you don't need to complete the registration form. You can collect your documents from the Singapore campus.

For Singapore graduates who have already registered but are unable to attend, requests for refunds are considered, however a SGD$35 administration fee will apply.


Deferring graduation

If you nominate in the online registration to defer your graduation for up to one year, or to attend an overseas graduation ceremony, your graduation documents will be held at the Graduation Office until you attend a future ceremony.


Collecting graduation documents

You can collect your graduation documents at the Hunter Hub (Callaghan Graduation Ceremonies) or Ourimbah Hub (Central Coast Campus Graduation Ceremonies) only by nominating this when you register online. 

Please bring photo id with you when collecting your documents.

October 2014 Graduation Ceremonies:  If you have nominated to collect your Graduation documents these will be available at the Hunter Hub from Wednesday, 15 October 2014.  The Hunter Hub is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

You can choose to have a family member or friend collect your documents. Simply provide written authority from your UoN email account to graduation@newcastle.edu.au and include the following:

  • your name
  • student number
  • name of the person collecting your documents.

Please let the person collecting your documents know they will need to provide photo id and sign a statement.

You can't collect your documents if you have a debt owing to the University. For more information, email revenue@newcastle.edu.au or phone +61 2 4921 8876.

Any uncollected documents will be mailed to you after your graduation ceremony if you have not nominated to collect them.


Posting graduation documents

Graduation documents will be mailed by registered post between six to eight weeks after your graduation ceremony.

If you nominate to have your graduation documents posted to you, please check myHub through myUoN to ensure your postal address is up-to-date. If you need to update your postal address but no longer have access to myHub, please email enrolments@newcastle.edu.au from your UoN email account.