Your graduation ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate the achievement of your degree.

From registering to attend, ordering your academic dress and purchasing guest tickets to finding the venue and capturing the excitement, keep reading to find the key information you need to make the most of your graduation ceremony day.

Ceremony Registration

You'll need to register on time if you want to attend your ceremony.

ACADEMIC DRESS

You'll be robed in a black gown, hood and mortarboard (bonnet for doctoral graduates) at your ceremony. A white or red trim will denote the level of your award.

We recommend wearing smart casual attire, keeping in mind your academic dress will cover most of your outfit. Comfortable shoes will help going up and down stairs during your ceremony.

Ordering and collecting

Academic dress is ordered when you register to attend your ceremony. You can choose to hire or purchase and either pay online or in person.

You'll be fitted with your academic dress after you have checked-in on the day of your ceremony; it won't be available before the day.

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GUEST TICKETS

Family and friends can all be there to help celebrate your special day!

Our ceremonies are held at the Brisbane and Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centres. Both are world-class venues with the capacity to seat thousands of people, which means you are not limited in the number of guests to invite.

Guest tickets are purchased from Ticketek and are not refundable, so please take care when selecting tickets.

On salePrices (TBC)How

DECEMBER 2019 CEREMONIES

Monday 18 November

$24.30 each (adults)*

$18.15 each (children aged 4 - 16 years)

  • Via Ticketek online (recommended)
  • Phone: 132 849

* Adult tickets are discounted if purchased in groups of three, four or five tickets in one transaction.

Inviting overseas guests?

You can apply for an Official Letter to assist visa application requirements for guests travelling to attend your ceremony.

Order of Events

Your e-invitation will show your ceremony time, so please follow the corresponding timetable below.

Failure to follow the relevant schedule below and/or inappropriate behaviour (intoxication/aggressiveness) will stop you from participating in your ceremony.

Order of ceremony 11:00am ceremony 3:00pm ceremony 7:00pm ceremony

1. Check-in using your e-ticket (this will be sent to your university-provided email approximately three days before your ceremony).

2. Collect your academic dress after you have checked-in.

3. Professional photography is available until the student rehearsal commences and then again after the ceremony.

4. Give personal items (handbags, gifts) to guests or check them into the venue cloakroom. No personal items allowed in the auditorium, except your phone to show your e-ticket.

9.00am 1.00pm 5.00pm

5. Students enter the auditorium for the compulsory ceremony rehearsal.

9.45am 1.45pm 5.45pm

6. CEREMONY REHEARSAL
You will remain in the auditorium from now until the end of the ceremony (approximately 2.5 hours in total). Please note the auditorium is a food-free area.

10.00am 2.00pm 6.00pm

7. Auditorium doors open for guests

10.20am 2.20pm 6.20pm

8. Auditorium doors close

10.55am 2.55pm 6.55pm

9. CEREMONY STARTS

11.00am 3.00pm 7.00pm

10. CEREMONY ENDS (approx) Professional photography available.

12.30pm 4.30pm 8.30pm

11. Return hired academic dress within 60 minutes of your ceremony concluding. Fees will be charged if returned late.

1.30pm 5.30pm 9.30pm

Your e-invitation will show your ceremony time, so please follow the corresponding timetable below.

Failure to follow the relevant schedule and/or inappropriate behaviour (intoxication/aggressiveness) will stop you from participating in your ceremony.

Order of ceremony 11:00am ceremony 3:00pm ceremony 7:00pm ceremony

1. Check-in using your e-ticket (this will be sent to your university-provided email approximately three days before your ceremony).

2. Give personal items (handbags, gifts etc) to guests or check them into the venue cloakroom. Personal items will not be permitted in the auditorium.

9.15am 1.15pm 5.15pm

3. Ceremony rehearsal

9.45am 1.45pm 5.45pm

4. Collect academic dress. You’ll be taken to the Staff Robing area after the ceremony rehearsal.

5. Professional photography available until 30 mins before and immediately following your ceremony.

10.00am 2.00pm 6.00pm

6. Auditorium doors open for guests

10.20am 2.20pm 6.20pm

7. Return to the Staff Robing area where you will be lined up in a particular order for the staff and dais procession.

10.30am 2.30pm 6.30pm

8. Auditorium doors close

10.55am 2.55pm 6.55pm

9. CEREMONY STARTS

11.00am 3.00pm 7.00pm

10. CEREMONY ENDS (approx)
Professional photography available.

12.30pm 4.30pm 8.30pm

11. Return hired academic dress within 60 minutes after the ceremony concludes. Fees will be charged if returned late.

1.30pm 5.30pm 9.30pm

Venues

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cnr Merivale St and Glenelg St, South Brisbane


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Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cnr Gold Coast Highway and T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach


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Capturing the excitement

PHOTOGRAPHY

Silver Rose Photography offer a complimentary sitting service before and after your ceremony, with provision to purchase your favourite images.

During the ceremony, they'll photograph you on stage and you'll be able to view and purchase the image/s from their kiosk immediately after your ceremony.

Guest photography

Your guests are encouraged to take photographs and video, but they will need to remain seated during the ceremony. You'll have time between the rehearsal and ceremony for personal photos inside the auditorium.

LIVE-STREAMING

Your ceremony will be shown live on the internet so family and friends who can't attend your ceremony will still be able to share your day, no matter where they are in the world.

The web address and log-in details will be sent to your university-provided email account after registration closes.

An official recording is not produced for sale.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Share your excitement on Instagram by following @griffithgrads and mentioning @griffithgrads on your photos. We'll upload our favourites to the big screen for you to see before your ceremony. We'll also post them to our Facebook page after the ceremonies have been held.

Please note your profile must be 'Public' in order for us to view and share your photos.

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