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 attend, not attend, or defer your graduation for up to one year.

If you cannot attend your graduation ceremony after you have already registered, please advise Graduation on 1300 ASK UON or 1300 ASK UON or +61 2 4921 5000 (int'l) or email graduation@newcastle.edu.au as soon as possible.

The cost of the graduation package will only be refunded if you email the Graduation Office via graduation@newcastle.edu.au no later than 48 hours before your ceremony.

Singapore graduates not attending

If you are a Singapore graduate and you can't attend your ceremony you need to email graduation@newcastle.edu.au

You can collect your documents from UON Singapore.

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 2015 Graduation Ceremonies:  If you have nominated to collect your Graduation documents these will be available at the Hunter Hub, Callaghan campus or the Ourimbah Hub, Ourimbah campus. The Hubs are 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 cannot 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 for assistance.

Any documents not collected from the Hubs within 8 weeks of the graduation ceremony will be mailed to your mailing address.

Posting graduation documents

Graduation documents will be mailed by registered post between three and six 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.

We cannot post 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 for assistance.