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.

Ceremony videos

Past ceremonies are available to watch or you can purchase the video of a past ceremony.

Graduation ceremony videos

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 2020 - TBC22 - 23 June 2021      N/AAll students deemed eligible by Friday, 30 April 
Trimester 1 2021 - TBC

5 - 8 Oct 2021


All students deemed eligible by Friday, 13 August

Trimester 2 2021 - TBC

7 - 8 Dec 2021


All students deemed eligible by Friday, 12 November

Semester 2 2021 (School of Medicine) - TBC

7 - 8 Dec 2021


All students deemed eligible by Friday, 12 November

* 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 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 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.

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