Ceremonies and dates

The achievements of our students are celebrated at Graduation ceremonies in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Central Coast and Singapore each year.

Graduation ceremonies 2021

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and communities are always our top priority.  The impact of COVID-19 is still being managed by the University and our graduation ceremonies will be run in a COVID-safe way. These COVID-safe events will have limits on attendee numbers in line with health requirements so will be offered on a 'first-in first-served' basis.

Each graduate will be permitted to bring two guests only. It will not be possible to provide any extra guest tickets. Guests will be required to remain seated during the ceremony, therefore we would recommend against small children attending. Sharing of seats is not permitted.

For updates on our response to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 page.


July 2021

Callaghan Graduation Ceremonies Re-scheduled

NSW Health has recently announced they are extending the restrictions for NSW until Friday, 16 July.

Due to these changes to restrictions, we have decided to postpone the July graduation ceremony at Callaghan to the week beginning 13 December this year.

December 2021
  • Week commencing 13 December, 2021 at the Great Hall, Callaghan Campus.

Central Coast

Central Coast Graduation Ceremonies Re-scheduled

Due to the changes to restrictions we have decided to postpone the Central Coast graduation ceremony this week to 27 - 29 September this year. Students who had registered to attend should check their email for details.

We are sorry for any distress or inconvenience this may cause but trust you understand the imperative for us to observe these restrictions.

September 2021

Monday to Wednesday, 27 to 29 September 2021 at the Central Coast.


November 2021 subject to international travel restrictions.

Port Macquarie

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, in Port Macquarie.

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Graduation document information

How will I receive my graduation documents?

We will email you to confirm that you have completed your degree.

If you wish to have your graduation documents sent to you, please reply to that email including your address and phone number. Similarly, if you wish to collect your documents from the University please reply to that email.

For graduation document availability, check the Graduation Document Status table below.

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.

If you completed your degree in Semester 2, 2019, Semester 1, 2020, and Trimesters 1 and 2, 2020, you should have already received your graduation documents by Registered Post or collection if you replied to our email. If you haven’t received your documents and would like to receive them, please email graduation@newcastle.edu.au.

Graduation Document Status

Completion term
Digital Graduation Documents
Printed Graduation Documents
Semester 2, 2019
Trimester 3, 2019
Trimester 1, 2020
Semester 1, 2020
Trimester 2, 2020
Issued to all graduates qualified in their degree as at 11 November 2020

Already posted if requested or available for posting by Registered Post if not yet requested.

Email graduation@newcastle.edu.au

Trimester 3, 2020
Semester 2, 2020

Issued to all graduates qualified in their degree as at 22 March 2021Printed graduation documents are being posted or made available for collection to graduates who have emailed their request.
UoN Singapore Issued to all graduates qualified in their degree as at 12 August 2020. Available for collection from UoN Singapore.
Issued to all graduates qualified in their degree as at 30 September 2020.

Available for sending directly to graduate or for collection from UoN Singapore.

Email graduation@newcastle.edu.au

Issued to all graduates qualified in their degree as at 22 March 2021.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.