5. Graduation day

All students invited to a Conferring of Awards ceremony will receive a 'Graduand Information Guide'. Please pay particular attention to the included checklist to ensure you are ready to graduate.

If you are attending a graduation ceremony, please read the following information carefully.

Each ceremony runs for approximately two hours and is followed by a celebratory reception at the venue.

Venue information

ANU graduation ceremonies are held at Llewellyn Hall (School of Music Building #100, Childers Street, The Australian National University, ACTON ACT 2601).

Please visit the Llewellyn Hall website for information about the venue facilities.

Arrival and ceremony times

Graduands should arrive at the venue two hours before their ceremony is scheduled to commence.

Your allocated ceremony date and time will be available in ISIS when you receive your invitation. To register your attendance at the ceremony, you must respond to the invitation in ISIS by the deadline.

Students in double degree programs will only attend a single ceremony, at which both degrees will be awarded. Please refer to your invitation for the correct date and time. If you have undertaken a combined degree with honours, you will be invited to the ceremony for the ANU College in which you undertook honours.

If you and/or your guests are planning to fly into Canberra to attend a ceremony, ANU strongly recommends arriving the day before the Conferring of Awards ceremony to avoid any unexpected delays.

Upon arrival

From two hours prior, and no later than one hour before the ceremony

  • Collect your pre-arranged regalia from the Band Room in the Peter Karmel Building (#121, Childers Street, ANU).
  • If you have not collected your guest tickets prior to the date of your ceremony, you may collect them from the Llewellyn Hall Information table up to a half hour before the event.

One hour before the ceremony

Graduands must make their way to the Graduand Registration Room in the Larry Sitsky Recital Room in Llewellyn Hall Building (#100, Childers Street, ANU). Staff will register your attendance, and issue you with your own ticket and seat allocation.

Thirty minutes before the ceremony

Graduands will receive verbal instructions about the ceremony in the Graduand Registration Room, and then make their way inside Llewellyn Hall to their assigned seat. Guests will make their way inside separately.

Guests of graduands

Venue doors open approximately one hour before the ceremony start time. 

Guests should be seated no later than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.

No flash photography is allowed during Conferring of Awards ceremonies.

After your ceremony

After the ceremony a celebratory reception with refreshments and canapés will take place on site at the School of Music. New graduates may take this time to celebrate with friends, family and their peers.

The following services will be available at the reception:

  • Reed Graduations - regalia, photography, flowers and stuffed toys
  • Jackson Framing Services
  • ANU Alumni
  • ANU Student Central - providing pre-ordered printed academic transcripts and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statements (AHEGS)