Guest invitations for graduation

All graduands who indicate they are attending the Conferring of Awards ceremony will be guaranteed up to two guest invitations. When responding to your graduand invitation, you will be asked to indicate how many guests you would like to attend the ceremony - 0, 1 or 2.

If you request less than two guest invitations via ISIS, your guarantee of two guest invitations is no longer valid; you will be allocated the amount of invitations requested.


Extra guest invitations

You can apply for up to three additional guest invitations by entering a ballot. The link to enter the ballot will be included in your invitation issued by the Graduations Office.

The ballot will open when invitations to graduate are sent out, and close on the same day a response to your invitation is due. You will be advised of the outcome of the ballot via email in the week before the relevant Conferring of Awards ceremonies.

There is no guarantee that extra guest invitations will be available; the number of available invitations is dependant on a number of factors, including venue capacity and the number of graduating students. 

Students must enter the ballot to apply for additional guest invitations: ontacting the Graduations Office in any other way will not result in invitations being allocated.

If you are successful in obtaining extra guest invitations, please be aware that the additional seats may not be next to your original allocation.

Collecting guest invitations

There are two ways to collect your guest invitations:

  • Prior to the day of your ceremony; a time and place will be advised 
  • On the day of your ceremony, from the Llewellyn Hall [building 100] Information table up to a half hour before the event.

To collect invitations you will need to show photo identification. If you are collecting guest invitations on behalf of another student, you must have written authorisation from that student with you when you collect the guest invitations. The authorisation must include the name and student number of the student graduating, the ceremony date and time and the full name of the person making the collection.

Visitor visas

International guests attending graduation may need to apply for a Visitor visa. You may be required to act as the sponsor for your family member's application, and need to supply ANU documents (eg. completion letter, program confirmation, enrolment confirmation) in support of their application.