A Graduation Ceremony is a formal event involving the presentation of degrees, diplomas and certificates, speeches by dignitaries and musical recitals.
Graduands who are eligible to attend a graduation ceremony will be sent an email to their student account, approximately six weeks prior to the ceremonies, advising that they need to log in to studentConnect to complete the Confirmation of Attendance before the closing date. Graduands failing to complete this procedure will have their award conferred in absentia and will not be permitted to attend any future ceremony for that award.
If your name is not common in Australia or is difficult to pronounce it is helpful to provide the presenter with some guidance. Your full name that will appear on your award certificate will be read out at the ceremony. No nicknames or abbreviations will be accepted. If you include a nickname or abbreviation in your pronunciation, it will be changed. Below are some examples of pronunciation tlo help you:
You can also visit the Pronounce Names website for further assistance. Please do not include 'sounds like' or 'rhymes with' in your pronunciation.
You must complete the guaranteed section before you are given the opportunity to request additional tickets. Additional tickets cannot be guaranteed and graduands will be able to view if they have been allocated any extra tickets approximately 10 days prior to their ceremony in studentConnect.
Graduation ceremonies are formal University occasions. You must wear academic regalia as well as smart personal dress suitable for memorable photographs. When choosing your shoes, be aware that you will need to navigate a small number of steps up to and down from the stage. Please consider this if you intend to wear high heels.
All graduation ceremonies are held in Winthrop Hall.
All graduands will be issued with their guaranteed graduand and two guest tickets and will be given the opportunity to request additional guest tickets when they complete their Confirmation of Attendance in studentConnect.
Additional tickets cannot be guaranteed and graduands will be able to view if they have been allocated any extra tickets approximately 10 days prior to their ceremony in studentConnect.
Your graduand and guest tickets will be available for collection from Phillips and Father in the Guild Village when you collect your academic regalia.
Tickets that are not collected from Phillips and Father will be left with the Ushers at the main entrance of Winthrop Hall on the night of your ceremony. Please make sure you collect your tickets as you and your guests will need them to enter the Hall. Also make sure you have photographic identification when collecting your tickets.
Tickets are not transferable. If you are unable to attend you must notify the graduation team immediately, via askUWA to make arrangements to have your award conferred in absentia and return your tickets.
A graduation ceremony comprises the formal presentation of degrees, diplomas and certificates, addresses to graduands and their guests by dignitaries and members of the University and a musical recital. At the conclusion of each ceremony, light refreshments are available for graduates and their guests.
Access to Winthrop Hall for people with disabilities is via a lift in the south-west corner of the Hall. If you or your guests have difficulty walking, are confined to a wheelchair or require any other special seating arrangements please indicate this when completing the Confirmation of Attendance via studentConnect. We will endeavour to assist all graduands and their guests with appropriate seating arrangements.
Please do not park in unmarked bays or on verges.
Accessible car parking bays are located in every car park on the Crawley Campus.
St Catherine's College offers a range of guest apartments available for bookings all year around. The new studios and apartments are located within a 5 minute walk to the UWA Campus and Winthrop Hall.
To ensure the smooth flow of the Graduation Ceremony, graduands are requested to review the instructions on how to cross the dais to receive their award.
GFP Graduations are the official suppliers of photography, framing and DVD services at all graduation ceremonies and will be located in the Undercroft at Winthrop Hall during the graduation round.
For complete product and pricing information see GFP Graduations.
UWA merchandise including official clothing and souvenirs will be on sale in the Undercroft of Winthrop Hall before and after the ceremony.
You must inform the Graduation team in writing via askUWA. Include your:
If you have already received your graduand and guest tickets, you must indicate in your letter if you have returned them to us or we will destroy them immediately as they are not transferable and will be reallocated by our office.