2024 Ceremony dates

Perth ceremonies are held twice a year in February and September. They will be held at the Murdoch South Street campus in the Northern Plaza of Boola Katitjin.

DateTimeSchool

Thursday 26 September

 

11am
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Law and Criminology
  • Media and Communication

Thursday 26 September

 

4pm
  • Allied Health
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Friday 27 September

 

11am
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine

Friday 27 September

 

4pm
  • Business

 

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 be an outdoor event and will take place at the Murdoch South Street campus  in the Northern Plaza of 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 in red and green parking areas in car parks 2 and 3, but not 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, and 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.

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

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 regalia

Your regalia should be collected before your ceremony.  If a friend or family member will be collecting on your behalf, please ensure you provide them with written authorisation. 

When: To be confirmed

Where: To be confirmed

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.

11am Ceremony

Registration (ID required)8:30am to 10:15am
Graduand seating and briefing10:30am
Guest seating10:45am

The ceremony

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

11am to 12:30pm (approximately)

4pm Ceremony

Registration (ID required)1:30pm to 3:15pm
Graduand seating and briefing3:30pm
Guest seating3:45pm

The ceremony

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

4pm to 5:30pm (approximately)


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. Enjoy complementary light refreshments on Bush Court. 

To make your day 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 keepsakes

A complete range of keepsakes including a video of the ceremony, certificate frames, plaques, flowers and graduation bears will also be available for purchase at the ceremony. However, we do encourage graduands to pre-order at GFP Graduations.

These products are available to you even if you won't be attending the graduation ceremony. Any questions regarding regalia, photography or keepsakes, you can contact GFP Graduations directly on 1300 360 445 or support@gfp.com.au.

Disclaimer

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

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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