Whether you're finishing your studies or showing your support from the crowd, here's everything you need to know about graduating at Deakin – from getting to the ceremony to what you need to do before the big day.

Live ceremony videos

You can experience every ceremony live from Costa Hall, Geelong. Past ceremonies are also available. Live streaming will begin a few minutes before each ceremony.

Experience the graduation ceremony

Graduation dates

Trimester of Completion Ceremony DateVenue Registration
Trimester 1 20182 - 4 October 2018Costa HallOpen: 2 Jul 2018
27 Jul 2018
Trimester 2 2018 (International students only)13 - 14 December 2018Costa HallOpen: 1 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
Semester 2 2018
(School of Medicine)
13 - 14 December 2018Costa HallOpen: 1 Oct 2018
Close: 26 Oct 2018
Trimester 2 2018**12 - 21 February 2019Costa HallOpen: 5 Nov 2018
Close: 14 Dec 2018
Trimester 2 2018*28 February 2019Lighthouse TheatreOpen: 5 Nov 2018
Close: 14 Dec 2018
Trimester 3 201818 - 19 June 2019Costa HallOpen: 1 Apr 2019
Close: 26 Apr 2019
Trimester 1 20191 - 3 October 2019Costa HallOpen: 1 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Trimester 2 2019 (International students only)10 - 11 December 2019Costa HallOpen: 30 Sept 2019
25 Oct 2019
Semester 2 2019
(School of Medicine)
10 - 11 December 2019Costa HallOpen: 30 Sept 2019
25 Oct 2019

* Warrnambool graduates only
** Burwood, Geelong and Cloud graduates

Please note:

  • These dates are indicative only.
  • Students who have not completed their course requirements and received their final results by the result release date of their final trimester may not be eligible to graduate in the ceremony round listed above against their trimester of completion. In this instance, graduation may be deferred to the next available ceremony round after all results have been released.
  • Deakin University reserves the right to change the schedule as required.
  • The University accepts no responsibility for any reliance placed on the information in the schedule.

Registering for graduation

Registering for your graduation is simple. All you need to do is register, pay your fees and get ready to be a part of the next generation of Deakin graduates.

Learn more about registering for your graduation

Graduation costs

Your graduation fee includes everything you need for your ceremony: academic dress hire, a keepsake trencher you can take home after your ceremony, two guests tickets and light refreshments for you and your guests after the ceremony.

Learn more about graduation costs

Travel and where to stay

Our graduation ceremonies are held in Geelong and Warrnambool. Both locations are accessible by public and private transport and have short-term accommodation options.

Learn more about travel and accommodation

Graduation day at Deakin

Follow the action of a Graduation Ceremony at Deakin University. You’ll see our Graduands arrive for their ceremony and follow them as they register and are robed in gowns and trenchers.

Ceremony proceedings

Graduation day is here! What happens? When do I arrive? What do I wear? We've got all the answers you need.

Learn more about ceremony proceedings

Graduation documents

On the day of graduation you will receive a testamur (award certificate). Your transcript and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement will be mailed to you.

Find out more about graduation documents

Early or alternate exits

Students who are considering applying for an early or alternate exit will need to speak to their faculty advisor. An early or alternate exit is a way of leaving a course without having fulfilled all of its requirements, but still receiving an award of some kind.

Learn how to contact your faculty advisor

Stay connected after graduation

Stay connected after you graduate with our 220,000-strong Alumni Community. Get involved in social networking, professional development events or volunteer your time to give back to the next generation of Deakin students.

Find out about your Alumni Community


GradSearch is an online qualification verification tool that provides Deakin graduates, and potential employers of Deakin graduates, the ability to verify Deakin qualifications online.

GradSearch doesn't provide a full transcript of results.

To search for a graduate, you'll need two search items:

  • Surname 
  • Date of birth 
  • Student ID.

Enter GradSearch

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