Graduations

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 2019 - ceremonies cancelled^23 - 24 June 2020 in absentia     N/AAll students deemed eligible by Friday, 22 May will be graduated in absentia
Trimester 1 2020 - ceremonies cancelled^

6 - 9 Oct 2020 in absentia

  N/A

All students deemed eligible by Friday, 14 August will be graduated in absentia

Trimester 2 2020 (International students only) - ceremonies cancelled^

8 - 9 Dec 2020 in absentia

  N/A

All students deemed eligible by Friday, 13 November will be graduated in absentia

Semester 2 2020 (School of Medicine) - ceremonies cancelled^

8 - 9 Dec 2020 in absentia

     N/A

All students deemed eligible by Friday, 13 November will be graduated in absentia

Trimester 2 2020 ceremonies cancelled^

9 - 17 Feb and 25 Feb (Warrnambool) 2021 in absentia

     N/A

All students deemed eligible by Friday, 18 December will be graduated in absentia

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

Please note:

  • ^Due to the current restrictions around COVID-19, attendance at the June, October and December 2020 rounds of graduations as well as the February 2021 graduations have been cancelled with all eligible students to be graduated in absentia.
    There is no requirement to register for the December graduations as all students deemed eligible by Friday, 13 November 2020 will be graduated in absentia and have their testamur mailed to their postal address. 
    There is no requirement to register for the February 2021 graduations as all students deemed eligible by Friday, 18 December 2021 will be graduated in absentia and have their testamur mailed to their postal address.
    If you who wish to attend a graduation ceremony, you will be given the opportunity to do so once the University can resume normal business.
  • 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 be graduated in absentia 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

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.

Contact us

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Phone

  • Monday to Friday : 8:30am to 8pm
  • Saturday : 10 am to 2 pm

Melbourne Burwood
+61 3 9244 6333

Geelong Waterfront
+61 3 5227 2333

Warrnambool
+61 3 5563 3333