Graduation: Melbourne 2017

Event Description

The ceremony of conferring degrees and awarding diplomas and certificates is a time-honoured ritual performed at academic institutions throughout the world. It is the moment when awards are formally made, and as such is a celebration of the academic achievements of the graduands.

Graduation ceremonies at the University of Divinity honour the University’s academic excellence, collegiate structure and Christian traditions. At the ceremony, each attending graduand’s name and award is read out and the graduand is presented with their academic documents by the Chancellor or a deputy. Ceremonies are normally held each year in Melbourne (March) and Adelaide (December), as authorised by the University’s Council. Both ceremonies are open to all students of the University.

Please refer to the University of Divinity website for detailed information on the graduation process including: how and when to register; academic dress; graduating “in absentia”; and other information.

Melbourne | 7:30pm on Friday 24 March 2017 at St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne

Once the Academic Board has confirmed eligibility of students to graduate at this ceremony, eligible students will be invited by email to register online to attend the ceremony through Reed Graduation Services. Students will have two weeks to register to attend, beginning mid-February 2017.

May I invite guests to the ceremony?

Yes. The total number of guests you may invite varies from ceremony to ceremony and depends on the size of the venue and the number of students accepted for graduation. When you register online you will be asked to confirm the number of guests you are bringing. If tickets for guests are required, this will be advised through the online registration service. Guests are admitted free of charge in all cases.


Students arrive and register

4:30-6:00pm - students arrive at St Patrick\'s Cathedral for registration, to collect academic dress, and robe.


7:00pm - Students must be robed and seated in the Cathedral.

Guests Arrival

7-7:25pm - Guests are invited to take their seats in the Cathedral.

Ceremony Begins

7:30pm - The Cermony begins with the Academic Procession.