2024 Ceremony dates

Perth ceremonies are held twice a year in February and September. They will be held on campus in the Northern Plaza of our new building, Boola Katitjin.

Date Time School

Sunday 11 February

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7pm
  • Allied Health
  • Psychology

Monday 12 February

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7pm
  • Law and Criminology

Tuesday 13 February

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7pm
  • Humanities , Arts and Social Sciences
  • Media and Communication

Wednesday 14 February

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7pm
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences

Thursday 15 February

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7pm
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics
  • Veterinary Medicine

Friday 16 February

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7pm
  • Nursing

Saturday 17 February

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7pm
  • Business
  • Education

Important tasks

There are some steps you need to complete before you can attend your graduation ceremony. Learn more about attending a ceremony.

About the ceremony

Ceremony fee

The fee includes your regalia, admission and refreshments for yourself and two guests. You can choose to hire or purchase your regalia.

AwardCeremony fee for regalia hireCeremony fee for regalia purchase
Bachelors, honours, certificate and diplomaA$125A$284
MastersA$135A$300
DoctorateA$150A$498

Tickets

You and your guests will need to present your tickets to gain entry.

  • Your ceremony fee includes two seated guest tickets for the Northern Plaza in Boola Katitjin per graduand.
  • A maximum of two additional overflow tickets can be purchased at a cost of $30 each. Overflow ticket holders can view the ceremony from the decking at the back of the Northern Plaza or watch the livestream in the Kim E Beazley lecture theatre and join the graduates for light refreshments. 
  • Your guest tickets will be delivered electronically from GFP. Both seated and overflow guest tickets must be ordered via the GFP online ordering portal after you have confirmed your attendance and made payment of the ceremony fee.
  • Children over the age of two years will require a ticket.
  • Your guest tickets are in addition to your ticket.
  • Guest tickets are non-refundable

Venue and parking

The graduation ceremonies will take place on campus in the Northern Plaza of the new building, Boola Katitjin. Make sure you leave early on the day so you arrive in plenty of time for registration.

On ceremony days, you can park without a permit from 3pm in red and green parking areas in car parks 2 and 3 except in ticket parking areas. Although a permit is not required, all parking signs must be observed. See the parking map for details.

Accessibility

Murdoch University is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact Completion and Graduations at least two weeks before the ceremony so suitable arrangements can be organised. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs, e.g. Auslan interpreting, special seating requirements.

What to wear

You must wear the complete Murdoch University academic regalia for the award you are receiving, or the regalia for previous awards.

Perth February ceremonies are held outdoors so it is advisable you and your guests dress according to the weather on the day.

Pronunciation of your name

To ensure your name is pronounced correctly during the ceremony, advise Completion and Graduations of the correct pronunciation at least two weeks before.

Postponement due to poor weather conditions

While Perth summer evenings can be pleasant, the ceremony may be postponed or relocated in the case of bad weather. If postponement is necessary, you will be advised via email and text message a minimum of three hours before the ceremony.

Under no circumstances shall the University be liable for any actual or alleged loss by a ticket holder or another arising from the cancellation or postponement of the event; this includes but is not limited to travel, accommodation and other costs, or any loss of business or earnings due to the cancellation or postponement of the graduation ceremony.

Ceremony week

Collect your tickets and regalia

Your regalia should be collected before your ceremony. If you are not collecting regalia, your guest tickets can be picked up when you register for the ceremony.

Where: Building 330, level 2, entry off Bush Court (the old Student Centre). Parking is available in Car Parks 2 and 3.

When: Thursday 8 February 2024, 12pm to 6pm

Ceremony proceedings

Each graduation ceremony starts promptly and follows a set program. You need to arrive on time to register and take your seat so you don’t miss out.

 

Each graduation ceremony starts promptly and follows a set program. You need to arrive on time to register and take your seat so you don’t miss out.

TimeActivities
5:00pm
Venue opens, ensure you and your guests have your tickets for entry
5:00pm – 6:15pm
Graduand registration (ID required) and collection of food and drink tokens at Bush Court – outside the old Student Centre. Complimentary light refreshments available with redemption of tokens.
6:30pm
Graduand seating and briefing
6:45pm
Guest seating
*7:00pm – 8:30pm*
Graduation ceremony.

Light refreshments will again be available for up to one hour following the conclusion of the ceremony, with redemption of original tokens.

*times are approximate

Accepting your certificate

As you reach the stage your name will be checked before it is announced. Once announced, walk across the stage to the Chancellor to receive your certificate. The ceremony photographer will be positioned in front of the stage to take a photo of the presentation. Following this you will then continue across the stage where an usher will direct you back to the graduand seating area.

After the ceremony

It’s time to relax and celebrate with your family and friends and have your photos taken.

To make your night run more smoothly, arrange in advance where you will meet your guests after the ceremony. Waiting at the exits can cause congestion.

Return your regalia

Hired regalia must be returned to the regalia return desk before you leave.

Studio and Stage Photography

Photographers will be available before and after the ceremony for studio portraits. A range of photo package options are available for you to choose from. You can view and order packages combining individual and family photos on the day or pre-order your package from GFP Events.

Souvenir Stage photos of your certificate presentation will be printed with year of graduation and Murdoch University crest, and are available to view, purchase and take home on the night.

A complimentary download of your certificate presentation photo will also be made available. Use your student ID as your voucher code. A different code will be provided if you have studio photos taken.

Pre-book your ceremony photography at GFP Events.

Graduation enquiries

For questions about your enrolment or graduation eligibility contact Student Central

Call us Australia:
1300 6873 624


Call us International:
+61 8 9360 6000

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Ceremony enquiries

For questions about the Perth and Dubai ceremonies, email the Graduations Office

Questions regarding the Singapore ceremonies should be directed to Kaplan


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