2022 ANU Commencement Address

Staff, returning students and ANU alumni are encouraged to come along to welcome new students. There is no dress code for this event but if you have an ANU shirt feel free to wear it on the day.


Commencement is the formal induction for all new students at ANU. It's an opportunity to hear from the Vice-Chancellor, notable graduates and other great speakers about what makes ANU such an exciting place to study. Expect a fun event full of colour and excitement and the opportunity to get to meet some fantastic people.

The event will also feature a traditional Welcome to Country, remarks from the Vice-Chancellor, and other great speakers.

To continue the festivities, all attendees are invited for a free BBQ lunch after the event on the University Avenue Lawns. As a part of the University's commitment to reaching net-zero emissions by 2025, we would appreciate if you could bring your own plate or container to reduce waste.

*Please note that this event is separate to the college induction sessions run by your college.


1. Register for the event

2. Ensure you arrive 15 mins early to secure seating with your friends

3. Scan through Check-in CBR upon arrival

4. Keep your ticket handy to grab a free BBQ lunch after the event

  • Please note: The Canberra weather in February can be very hot, with high UV ratings. Please ensure you dress accordingly and come prepared with sunscreen and a water bottle.
  • Accessible parking spaces will be available in the car park outside the Research School of Chemistry should you require them.


We know the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges - and we're committed to keeping everyone healthy and safe, which is why if you can't join us, we will be sharing a streaming link via email, to all attendees who have registered.

Please note: This is an in-person event and ACT Health recommends that masks are worn. To help keep everyone safe, please ensure that you are familiar with, and follow, the advice from ACT Health regarding COVID-19 exposures. If you do not feel well please refrain from attend the event and watch online.

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