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.

Graduation dates

Trimester of CompletionInvitations Sent Ceremony DateVenueRegistration
Trimester 1 2022* Week of Monday, 27 June 2022

18-20 October 2022

Costa Hall

Students to be deemed eligible by Friday, 12 August 2022

Doctoral students to be deemed eligible by Thursday, 15 September 2022

Registration closes  Friday, 2 September 2022

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 Thursday, 3 November 2022

* 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.

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.


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

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