Ceremonies and dates
The achievements of our students are celebrated at Graduation ceremonies in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Central Coast and Singapore each year.
UPDATE: Postponed graduation ceremonies 2020
The University of Newcastle recently made the decision to postpone our April and July graduation ceremonies in accordance with the Australian Government’s ban on large gatherings, which is part of its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we know this news is disappointing, we are sure you will understand that the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and communities are always our top priority. For updates on our response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 page.
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the graduation postponement are below.
Will I still be receiving my qualifications?
Of course! You have worked hard for them. Due to these exceptional circumstances, all graduates will be deemed to have graduated ‘in absentia’ – which simply means you graduated without attending a ceremony. You will be able to choose to attend a ceremony in the future.
How will I get my graduation documents?
We will be releasing verified digital copies of your graduation documents via My eQuals. You will receive a notification to your preferred email address (as listed in myHub) when these documents are available for viewing and sharing. You will also be notified by email when hard copies of your documents are ready. We will then ask if you would like to collect these documents or have them posted to your nominated address.
I already registered for my graduation ceremony; how can I get a refund?
You don’t need to take any action. Your payment will be refunded in full using the same payment method you used to register. Please be patient as it may take up to two weeks to process refunds.
When can I attend a future ceremony?
At this stage the impact of COVID-19 is still being managed by the University and we are unable to provide new dates for future graduation ceremonies. We will update you via your email and on the University website.