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Ceremony dates and locations

Final Semester

Scheduled Graduation Ceremony

Semester 2 & 3, 2017 April-June 2018 (various locations)
Semester 1 2018 September 2018 (Toowoomba only)
 Semester 2 & 3 2018 April-May 2019 (various locations)

All graduands attending a graduation ceremony must pay the Ceremony Fee. This fee includes providing hired academic dress for the ceremony, refreshments, and a souvenir program. 

If you wish to have guests attend your ceremony, Guest Tickets must be booked and paid for separately to the Ceremony Fee after the registration deadline for your ceremony.

Ceremony Key Dates & Essential Information 

Toowoomba – Disciplines: *Business & Commerce; Information Technology; Law & Justice

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:00am

Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, Toowoomba

Thursday 22 March 2018 

Ceremony Registration deadline

Ceremony Fee (AUD135) payment deadline

From Monday 26 March 2018

You will be supplied with a booking link which (provided you have registered for the ceremony and paid your Ceremony Fee before the deadline) enables you to book and pay for Guest Tickets. You will need to use your Student ID number to book. There are NO public sales of Guest Tickets and NO refunds on Guest Tickets. All guests 18 months or more must have a booked seat. Children under 18 months may sit on an adults lap. Guest Tickets must be shown to ushers to access the venue on ceremony day. Please ensure you give these to your guests in advance. 

Guest Tickets cost AUD5 per seat + a transaction fee of AUD5.

You are limited to booking & purchasing a maximum of 5 Guest Tickets in total.

Toowoomba – Disciplines: *Creative Arts & Media; Education; Humanities & Communication

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:00pm

Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, Toowoomba

Toowoomba – Disciplines: *Health & Community; Sciences

Friday, 20 April 2018, 10:00am   

Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, Toowoomba

Toowoomba – Disciplines: *Engineering & Built Environment
          
Friday, 20 April 2018, 2:00pm

Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, Toowoomba

Springfield/Ipswich – Disciplines: *Business & Commerce; Creative Arts & Media; Education; Humanities & Communication; Information Technology; Law & Justice

(Only students who have studied at least one course on-campus at USQ Springfield or USQ Ipswich may attend this ceremony

Friday, 11 May 2018, 10:00am

Ipswich Civic Centre, Cnr Nicholas & Limestone Streets, Ipswich

Thursday 19 April 2018

Ceremony Registration deadline

Ceremony Fee (AUD135) payment deadline

From Monday 23 April 2018

You will be supplied with a booking link which (provided you have registered for the ceremony and paid your Ceremony Fee before the deadline) enables you to book and pay for Guest Tickets. You will need to use your Student ID number to book. There are NO public sales of Guest Tickets and NO refunds on Guest Tickets. All guests 18 months or more must have a booked seat. Children under 18 months may sit on an adults lap. Guest Tickets must be shown to ushers to access the venue on ceremony day. Please ensure you give these to your guests in advance. 

Guest Tickets cost AUD5 per seat + a transaction fee of AUD5.

You are limited to booking & purchasing a maximum of 3 Guest Tickets in total.

Springfield/Ipswich – Disciplines: *Engineering & Built Environment Health & Community; Sciences

(Only students who have studied at least one course on-campus at USQ Springfield or USQ Ipswich may attend this ceremony

Friday, 11 May 2018, 2:00pm 

Ipswich Civic Centre, Cnr Nicholas & Limestone Streets, Ipswich

Sydney – All Disciplines

Tuesday,  22 May 2018, 5:30pm

Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Piers 19-21 Upper Deck, 23-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, NSW

Thursday 19 April 2018

Ceremony Registration deadline

Ceremony Fee (AUD135) payment deadline

From Monday 23 April 2018

You will be supplied with a booking link which (provided you have registered for the ceremony and paid your Ceremony Fee before the deadline) enables you to book and pay for Guest Tickets. You will need to use your Student ID number to book. There are NO public sales of Guest Tickets and NO refunds on Guest Tickets. All guests 18 months or more must have a booked seat. Children under 18 months may sit on an adults lap. Guest Tickets must be shown to ushers to access the venue on ceremony day. Please ensure you give these to your guests in advance. 

Guest Tickets cost AUD20 per seat + a transaction fee of AUD5.

You are limited to booking & purchasing a maximum of 4 Guest Tickets in total.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – All Disciplines

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 11.00am

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thursday 19 April 2018

Ceremony Registration deadline

Ceremony Fee (AUD135) payment deadline - you will also be required to pay a cash deposit MYR300 on ceremony day

From Monday 23 April 2018

You will be supplied with a booking link which (provided you have registered for the ceremony and paid your Ceremony Fee before the deadline) enables you to book and pay for Guest Tickets. You will need to use your Student ID number to book. There are NO public sales of Guest Tickets and NO refunds on Guest Tickets. All guests 18 months or more must have a booked seat. Children under 18 months may sit on an adults lap. Guest Tickets must be shown to ushers to access the venue on ceremony day. Please ensure you give these to your guests in advance. 

Tickets cost AUD45 per seat + a transaction fee of AUD5.

You are able to book & purchase an unlimited number of Guest Tickets for this ceremony.

*Please contact the Graduations Office if you are unsure which Graduation Ceremony you should attend.

Transport and accommodation

Travel warning - students who make travel arrangements before having registered for a Graduation Ceremony do so at their own risk. You cannot attend a ceremony unless you have registered before the deadline, regardless of any travel arrangements made.

There are many transportation and accommodation options available near each a graduation ceremony location. Please check the location of your graduation venue when registering and booking accommodation.

  • Toowoomba - accommodation and transportation options are available via the Visit Darling Downs website.
  • Toowoomba - if you'd like to stay on-campus at one of our Residential Colleges please contact us P: +61 7 4631 2450 or send us an email.
  • Ipswich - accommodation options are available via the Discover Ipswich website.

Graduation information for International students

If you're an international graduand who'd like to attend a graduation ceremony in Australia, you may need to obtain a visa to enter Australia. If your country requires you to have a written graduation ceremony invitation letter to attend your Australian ceremony and obtain a visa, please complete the online Graduate Response. UConnect > UDo > Student Centre > Graduations tile and then email the Graduations Office via graduations@usq.edu.au to obtain a Ceremony Invitation Letter Request form.