Your Graduation Day

LAST UPDATED: 7 February 2022


What to expect on the day

Your graduation day will involve movement around campus, including collecting your regalia at Melville Hall; registration at Peter Karmel Building; the graduation ceremony at Llewellyn Hall; photography and other graduation services at the Marie Reay Building.

The February 2022 graduation ceremonies will have a number of measures in place to mitigate risks associated with the pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please find below an overview of the February graduation experience.

Step 1 - Regalia Collection  

Graduation regalia [gowns, hoods, mortarboards, bonnets etc] will be available for collection from Melville Hall on the day of your graduation ceremony.

Opening and closing times are as follows:


  • Monday 7 February 2022 - Open 9am | Close 8.30pm
  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 - Open 7am | Close 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 9 February 2022 - Open 7am | Close 8.30pm

You must pre-order your regalia by visiting
PLEASE NOTE: Students who conferred their award/s prior to 20 December 2021 will be able to access the portal from 27 January 2022.

You should collect your regalia no later than two hours prior to your ceremony commencement time

Step 2 - Registration  

Graduate registration will open 90 minutes before your ceremony. 

To confirm your attendance on-the-day of the ceremony, you must officially register in-person. Please proceed to the Peter Karmel Building [School of Music] to register. You will be provided with your ticket at the registration table; students must sit in their allocated seat.

You should register no later than one hour prior to your ceremony commencement time. 

Attendee registration 

ACT Health has asked that - in case we need to contact you after your ceremony - all graduates register themselves and their guests through the following registration pages: 

·       Monday 7 February ceremonies

·        Tuesday 8 February ceremonies

·        Wednesday 9 February ceremonies

Entry to the event will be contingent on completion of this process. 

Step 3 - Graduation  

Your graduation ceremony will take place in Llewellyn Hall [School of Music], commencing strictly at the advertised start time. Please ensure you have completed Steps 1 and 2 prior to making your way to your allocated seat.

All graduates and guests must be seated 15 minutes prior to your ceremony commencement time. To make the event as safe as possible, all graduates and guests must sit in their allocated seat. Movement will be kept to an absolute minimum within the venue.

The graduation ceremony will take approximately 90 minutes.

Live streaming of all events can be accessed here

10am Wednesday 9 February: Please see here for Guest Speaker biography for Mr Blair Exell 

2pm Wednesday 9 February: Please see here for Guest Speaker biography for Mr Gustad Bosman

Step 4 - After-ceremony celebration  

We'd love to invite you to a reception to celebrate your achievements! Unfortunately, we can't do this under the current ACT Government health restrictions. 

When you register for your graduation ceremony you will be provided with vouchers for you and your guests to celebrate in the Kambri precinct. 

Please see this link for participating businesses and terms and conditions. 

Step 5 - Photography, Framing

Photography and framing services will be available at the Marie Reay Building in the Kambri precinct. Students are strongly encouraged to access services after their ceremony, not prior.

Other graduation memorabilia, such as soft toys, rings etc will also be available for purchase in the Marie Reay Building.

Step 6 - Regalia Return

Please return your regalia - if hired - to Melville Hall [see closing times above in Step 1].


Risk Mitigation Measures - COVID-19

We aim to make your ceremony as enjoyable as possible and cannot wait to celebrate with you and your guests! 

We understand these are challenging times and want to reassure you measures will be in place to mitigate risk. Please help us make this a safe event by following these measures:

  • Check-in using the Check-in CBR app upon arrival, and as you move around campus. Please click here to download the app;
  • Due to COVID restrictions, the event is limited to graduates and ticketed guests only;
  • Cloaking facilities will not be available, please keep your personal belongings with you;
  • Health guidelines in the ACT require face masks to be worn at all times in indoor spaces, unless eating or drinking. Please ensure you and your guests have a personal face mask;
  • We ask that you and your guests only attend if you are fully vaccinated, including boosters if eligible;
  • You and your guests acknowledge and agree that you/they do not have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you/they are not a high-risk contact, and are not awaiting a PCR test result.

Further, the University reserves the right to put in place additional risk mitigation measures.

If you can no longer attend

If you or your guests test positive for COVID-19, develop symptoms or are close contacts, please let us know. Don't worry, you can attend a future ceremony.

Similarly, if you or your guests feel uncomfortable about attending an event at this time, please let us know via this online poll. You will be welcome at a future ceremony.