Graduation

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.

Congratulations to our newest graduates

Graduation dates

Trimester of Completion Invitations Sent Ceremony DateVenueRegistration
Trimester 2 2022*
Ceremony for International completers and
School of Medicine students only.
Week of Monday, 26 September 2022 6-7 December 2022 Costa Hall

Students to be deemed eligible by Friday, 11 November 2022

Doctoral students to be deemed eligible by Friday, 11 November 2022

Registration closes  Friday, 11 November 2022

Trimester 2 2022* Week of Monday, 28 November 2022 6-15 February 2023 Costa Hall

Students to be deemed eligible by Friday, 16 December 2022

Doctoral students to be deemed eligible by Thursday, 12 January 2023

Registration closes  Thursday, 5 January 2023

Trimester 2 2022*  Week of Monday, 28 November 20222 March 2023Lighthouse Theatre

Students to be deemed eligible by Friday, 16 December 2022

Doctoral students to be deemed eligible by Thursday, 12 January 2023

Registration closes  Thursday, 5 January 2023

Trimester 3 2022* Week of Friday, 10 March 2023 20-22 June 2023 Costa Hall

Students to be deemed eligible by Friday, 28 April 2023

Doctoral students to be deemed eligible by Thursday,18 May 2023

Registration closes  Friday, 28 April 2023

Trimester 1 2023* Week of Monday, 26 June 2023 3-6 October 2023 Costa Hall

Students to be deemed eligible by Friday, 18 August 2023

Doctoral students to be deemed eligible by Thursday, 14 September 2023

Registration closes  Friday, 18 August 2023

* Please note that we are returning to in-person graduation ceremonies to be held at our Waterfront Campus in Costa Hall. Should advice be given by the State Government that restrictions are to be reintroduced regarding capacity limits in venues, in-person graduations ceremonies will be cancelled and all students will be graduated in absentia. Further advice regarding your graduation will be distributed via email once the University has had time to review all available options for students to celebrate this occasion.

Please note: Graduation dates listed above are subject to change. You should not book any flights or make other preparations until results are released and you have received confirmation of your eligibility to graduate.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2023, all higher education students, including those who commenced prior to 2021 and International students studying in Australia, will also require a USI for graduation purposes and to receive their award. Failure to register for your USI, will result in removal from graduation until you have registered.

This is a requirement of the Australian Federal Government and further information regarding a USI can be found below.

Learn more about the Unique Student Identifier.

* International students who are studying outside Australia (enrolled via Deakin Cloud at the course level) do not need a USI.

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.

Enter GradSearch

Contact us

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Phone

  • Monday to Thursday : 8:30am to 7pm
  • Friday : 8:30am to 6pm
  • Saturday : 10 am to 2 pm

Melbourne Burwood
+61 3 9244 6333

Geelong 
+61 3 5227 2333

Warrnambool
+61 3 5563 3333

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