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 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.

Graduation dates

Trimester of Completion Ceremony DateVenue Registration
Trimester 3 201818 - 19 June 2019Costa HallOpen: 1 Apr 2019
Close: 3 May 2019
Trimester 1 20191 - 3 October 2019Costa HallOpen: 1 Jul 2019
16 Aug 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
Trimester 2 2019 **11 - 19 February 2020Costa HallTBC
Trimester 2 2019 *27 February 2020Lighthouse TheatreTBC
Trimester 3 201923 - 24
June 2020
Costa HallTBC
Trimester 1 20206 - 8
October 2020
Costa HallTBC
Trimester 2 2020 (International students only)8 - 9 December 2020Costa HallTBC
Semester 2 2020 
(School of Medicine)
8 - 9 December 2020Costa HallTBC

* 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.

Graduation time-lapse

Take a front row seat and watch as a whole graduation ceremony is undertaken, from setup to pack-down, in under two minutes.


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.

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  • Date of birth
  • Student ID.

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