DECEMBER 2021 GRADUATION
Important Update: November 5 2021
The University will host in-person graduation ceremonies in February 2022.
Below is an excerpt from the announcment by the Vice-Chancellor in his blog on 5 November:
"I am pleased to announce that we will have our traditional graduation ceremonies in February next year, this will be in place of the hybrid celebration we'd previously announced. We know our graduates want the opportunity to walk across the stage, and we now expect to be able to deliver this experience in a COVID-safe way. You will be contacted in the coming weeks with more information."
Important Update: October 1 2021
The University has taken the decision to cancel Conferring of Awards ceremonies planned for December 2021.
Below is an excerpt from the announcment by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor circulated on 1 October regarding the changes to results release and graduations:
"To allow sufficient time for processing grades including the CRS/CRN system, we will move the formal result release date from 2 December 2021 to 8 December 2021. Implementing the CRS/CRN opt-in adds additional pressure to our academic and administrative staff during this busy time of the year. I hope everyone understands and I am sorry if this causes any inconvenience for our students.
Due to the change in date for release of results, there will not be enough time to organise graduation ceremonies at the end of year so close to Christmas. We are also unsure of what COVID-19 restrictions may be in place for large events so we have made the difficult decision to cancel December graduation ceremonies. This will not affect any graduate job seeking as you will be conferred in absentia on 20 December 2021 and your academic transcript, testamur, and your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement will be available via MyEquals before Christmas. Your hard-copy testamur will be posted to you in the new year.
We will still have a chance to celebrate with all of you at a hybrid graduation celebration in early 2022. This event will be similar to the successful graduation celebration we hosted earlier this year for our 2020 cohort, which everyone could join virtually irrespective of any travel restrictions.
The hybrid graduation celebration will be on Wednesday 9 February 2022 and be open for the entire 2021 cohort - students will be invited to attend the hybrid graduation ceremony in November, so please keep an eye out for updates.
We understand graduation is an important milestone and we want to ensure you also have the opportunity celebrate with a traditional ceremony. We will hold a block of traditional graduation ceremonies in July 2022 to give our 2020 and 2021 graduates the chance to walk across the stage in their full regalia. You may attend both the hybrid graduation and the traditional ceremony. "
JULY 2021 GRADUATION
Important Update: 22 December 2021
The University acknowledges that your graduation experience may have been affected by restrictions related to the pandemic; as such, we are delighted to invite you to return to a graduation ceremony in February 2022 at Llewellyn Hall, School of Music.
The Graduations Office will be communicating with July 2021 graduates via email about returning to a graduation ceremony in February 2022.
Important Update: July 2 2021
The University has taken the decision to cancel Conferring of Awards ceremonies scheduled for Friday 16th July, 2021.
Further information can be found in the VC's update from 2 July:
"Due to the uncertainty in our region at this time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel mid-July graduations this year. With the state border closures affecting travel to and from the ACT, it adds another level of complexity for many of our students who are currently interstate. Our main priority is the health and safety of our community. Our graduands will still graduate in absentia so this will not affect their status as a graduate from 16 July. We will keep our students updated and we hope to be able to invite them back soon for a celebratory ceremony when it is safe to do so. I understand this is extremely disappointing and we will do all we can to ensure your academic achievements are rightly acknowledged and celebrated."