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.


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 scheduled for 27-29 September until January 2022. Students who were registered to attend will receive an email with more information and will still be able to attend a future ceremony

We are sorry for any distress or inconvenience this may cause but trust you understand the imperative for us to observe these restrictions. You will be contacted in the coming months about your rescheduled graduation ceremony via email.

January 2022

Dates to be confirmed.


Singapore Graduation Ceremonies postponed

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore, we have decided to postpone the Singapore graduation ceremony scheduled for November 2021 until 2022.

We are sorry for any disappointment or distress this may cause but trust you understand the safety of our graduates and their families is important to us.

You will be contacted about your rescheduled graduation ceremony via email.

Port Macquarie

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, in Port Macquarie.

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