A 'completed' status in StudentConnect means that you have completed all necessary requirements of your course. To achieve a 'completed' status, you have been assessed by Student Central and confirmed as having completed all necessary course requirements.
A 'graduated' status in StudentConnect means that you have officially conferred your course award by the University (been granted your degree). You are 'graduated' on a specific date, which is your ceremony date, during a graduation round aligned with a Trimester period (e.g. T1 completers are aligned with the October graduation round each year). Once the 'graduated' status appears in StudentConnect, you are no longer considered a current Deakin student, you are now part of the Deakin Alumni Community.
Yes. You will be gowned and wear the regalia for your entire graduation ceremony. Graduates will need to hand the regalia back one hour post ceremony, but you may keep the trencher* (graduate hat).
*PhD Bonnets will need to be returned at the conclusion of the ceremony.
While dressed in the regalia we ask that you remain in the graduation event spaces created in and around Costa Hall at our Geelong Waterfront Campus.
If you have paid and registered to attend your ceremony, you will receive an email from Deakin (around 3-4 weeks prior to your graduation ceremony) with instructions on how to confirm your attendance and register for your guest tickets.
You can purchase up to 2 additional guest tickets at $45 each. Guest tickets are subject to availability.
Children who are 4 years or younger do not require a ticket, however they must sit on the lap of a guardian if the ceremony is sold out.
No, there's no obligation for graduates to have professional photos taken when attending your graduation ceremony. Any professional photos taken by Reed Graduations will be at your expense, but you are welcome to take your own photos with your guests and fellow graduates.
No, only graduates and guests who have registered and paid can attend their graduation ceremony. Please ensure you read your graduation emails thoroughly and register/pay your graduation fee before the registration cut-off.
If you have registered and paid for your graduation ceremony and can no longer attend, please contact the graduations team on (03) 5227 2968 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise your absence.
You can apply for a refund if you’ve already paid your graduation fee but can no longer make it to your ceremony.
The amount refunded will vary depending on how much notice you give us.
- Four weeks’ notice from commencement of ceremony round – full refund.
- 2–4 weeks’ notice from commencement of ceremony round – $140 refund.
- Less than two weeks’ notice from commencement of ceremony round – no refund.
Please let us know if you have any special requirements when you register to graduate on StudentConnect. You can also email email@example.com prior to your ceremony and we will assist you accordingly.
Yes, all supervisors are notified of your attendance and are invited to your graduation ceremony.