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You should arrive approximately one and a half hours prior to the ceremony in order to be gowned and briefed on the format of the ceremony. We will email you more details about two weeks prior to the ceremony.


Please remember that tickets are not issued for this ceremony, and there is no reserved seating allocated. Guests may select from the seats available on the day.


USQ provides professional photographers for the graduation ceremonies. If you have any queries please contact Silver Rose Photography using their online query form via their website or phone +61 7 3262 5788. Students can view their graduation photos after the ceremony at


The duration of the graduation ceremony is usually one and half to two hours. On conclusion of the ceremony you and your guests will be invited to join USQ representatives for light refreshments.

Don't forget to return your academic dress within one hour after your graduation ceremony.

Disabled Access

Allphones Arena has disabled access however if you have any concerns regarding access please contact us in advance via email or phone +61 7 4631 1647, so that we can accommodate you and your guests on your graduation day. Our graduates are seated in order of being called on stage, so if you have any special requirements, please let us know.

2015 Sydney Graduation:

The Sydney Graduation Ceremony follows this order of proceedings:

  1. Academic Procession
  2. National Anthem
  3. Official Welcome and Address
  4. Conferring of Honorary Degrees (if any)
  5. Graduation Address by Guest Speaker
  6. Presentation of Graduates and Doctoral Candidates
  7. Presentation of University Medals
  8. Valedictory Address
  9. Closing Address
  10. Departure of Academic Procession
  11. Departure of Graduate Procession
  12. Refreshments
Graduation Guide Sydney 7:30pm, 20 May 2015
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