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.
|Trimester of Completion||Ceremony Date||Venue||Registration|
|Trimester 2 2016||30 March 2017*|
14 – 22 February 2017**
|Lighthouse Theatre (Warrnambool)|
Costa Hall (Geelong)
|Open: 7 Nov 2016|
Close: 16 Dec 2016
|Trimester 3 2016||20 – 21 June 2017**||Costa Hall||Open: 3 Apr 2017|
Close: 28 Apr 2017
|Trimester 1 2017||3 – 5 October 2017**||Costa Hall||Open: 3 Jul 2017|
Close: 28 Jul 2017
|Trimester 2 2017 (International)||14 – 15 December 2017**||Costa Hall||Open: 2 Oct 2017|
Close: 27 Oct 2017
|Semester 2 2017 (School of Medicine)||14 – 15 December 2017||Costa Hall|| Open: 2 Oct 2017|
Close: 27 Oct 2017
* Warrnambool graduates only
** Burwood, Geelong and online graduates only
- These dates are indicative only.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 day is here! What happens? When do I arrive? What do I wear? We've got all the answers you need.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Date of birth
- Student ID.
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