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Attending a ceremony

If you'd like to attend a graduation ceremony you must complete your online Graduate Response available at UConnect > UDo > Student Centre > Self Service > Graduation > Graduate Response. You must complete this online process indicating your attendance at a ceremony.

Please note if you're unable to attend a graduation ceremony and would like to have your testamur mailed, you must still complete the online Graduate Response.

The online Graduate Response is accessible from your Student Centre once you're eligible to graduate and after Results Release for your final semester.

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.

Paying your ceremony fee (if not paying through your Student Centre)

There is a Ceremony Fee involved should you attend a ceremony at any of our venues it is AUD110.00. This includes your USQ academic dress (collected at the ceremony when you register), seating for your set number of guests, and light refreshments for you and your guests. An invoice is generated when you register via the graduate response online that becomes 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 registered by the Graduations Office staff via the 'Graduate Response' form (this registration process is not completed on line by the graduate) and you will be required to make payment to the Finance Office. The Ceremony Fee is due at least 2 weeks before your ceremony date. You can pay via:

  • credit card - please phone USQ Finance on +61 7 4631 2583 or email usqdebt@usq.edu.au during business hours (Please Note: your credit card details should not be sent via email to any other email address).
  • cheque or money order - made payable to USQ and forward to the Finance Office, USQ, West Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350 Australia. Ensure you include your name, student number and that payment is for your Graduation Ceremony Fee on the back of the cheque/money order. 
  • over the counter at USQ Finance, J Block, Toowoomba Campus (8.15am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays).
    If you're attending the Kuala Lumpur Graduation Ceremony, a Ceremony Fee of AUD110.00 is payable to USQ Finance and an additional refundable cash deposit of MYR300.00 will be required for your academic dress on the day of the ceremony.

Extra guest tickets

You're required to indicate the number of guests you'd like to attend on the online Graduate Response. If you require additional guest tickets, please register online with the maximum number of guests allowed for your ceremony, then contact the Graduations Office after the registration date (see below) and we'll endeavour to accommodate your request. Children are welcome, however, every child that occupies a seat is counted as one guest i.e. children over 2 years.

Ceremony  How to request extra guest tickets if the venue has capacity Free of   charge guests

Toowoomba
31 March 2017

Contact the Graduations Office via graduations@usq.edu.au after 9 March 2016

Max 6 attendees
(including graduand)

Toowoomba
7 April 2017

Contact the Graduations Office via graduations@usq.edu.au after 16 March 2017

Max 6 attendees
(including graduand)

Springfield/Ipswich
21 April 2017

Contact the Graduations Office via graduations@usq.edu.au after 30 March 2017

Max 6 attendees
(including graduand)

Kuala Lumpur
6 May 2017
Contact the Graduations Office via graduations@usq.edu.au before 13 April to purchase extra tickets for AUD45.00 per person.
No tickets are available for sale after this date.
No tickets are available for sale on the day of the ceremony.
Access to the graduation ceremony is by ticket only.
NB: No refunds are available on purchased tickets.

Max 3 attendees
(including graduand)

Sydney
9 May 2017

Contact the Graduations Office via graduations@usq.edu.au before 13 April to purchase extra tickets for AUD40.00 per person.
No tickets are available for sale after this date.
No tickets are available for sale on the day of the ceremony.
Access to the graduation ceremony is by ticket only.
NB: No refunds are available on purchased tickets.

Max 3 attendees
(including graduand)

Toowoomba
8 September 2017

Contact the Graduations Office via graduations@usq.edu.au after 17 August 2017

Max 5 attendees
(including graduand)

 
 

Transport and accommodation

There are many transportation and accommodation options available near each a graduation ceremony location.

Toowoomba is now serviced more easily and frequently by air via the new Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.

NB: USQ Springfield, USQ Ipswich and the September USQ Toowoomba ceremonies are held off campus. Please check the location of your graduation venue when registering and booking accommodation.

  • Toowoomba (March & April) - 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
  • Toowoomba - accommodation and transportation options are available via the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Holidays website
  • Springfield & Ipswich - accommodation options are available via the Discover Ipswich website