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2015 Sydney Graduation:

The Sydney Graduation Ceremony follows this order of proceedings:

  1. Welcome Address
  2. Graduation Address
  3. Presentation of Awards
  4. Tribute to the Graduates
  5. Response by Graduate
  6. Close of Ceremony


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.

Cost to attend graduation ceremony

The cost to attend a ceremony at any of our venues in Australia is AUD90.00. This ceremony fee includes your academic dress hire (collected on the day of graduation when you register), your guest seats and light refreshments for you and your guests.

An invoice is generated at the time of the online registration and is available in your Student Centre. We encourage you to pay through your Student Centre at the time of registering. No invoice is generated if you are manually registered by the Graduations Office staff. Payment is due no later than 2 weeks prior to your graduation ceremony and is payable to the USQ Finance Office in Toowoomba. If payment has not been made prior to the ceremony, you may not be able to receive your testamur on the day of the ceremony. Ceremony payment is non-refundable if cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of the graduation ceremony.

Payment Details if not paying from your Student Centre at the time of registration


  • credit card - if you wish to pay by credit card please phone our Finance Department on +61 7 4631 2583 or email
  • cheque or money order - made payable to USQ and forward to the Finance Office, USQ West Street Toowoomba Qld 4350. Ensure you indicate your name, student number and that payment is for Graduation ceremony fee on the back of the cheque

  • over the counter at our Finance Office, J Block, USQ Campus (8.15am – 4.30pm).


You are required to indicate the number of  guests you would like to attend on the online Graduate Response Form. Children are welcome, however, every child that occupies a seat will be counted as one guest.  If you would like to bring more guests please contact once registration closes (21 days prior) and we will endeavour to accommodate you.


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.