Registration

Graduation day is nearly here, and getting ready 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.

Registering for your graduation

Students allocated to the June, October and December 2021 graduation ceremonies will be graduated in absentia due to the attendance of ceremonies being cancelled as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.

There is no requirement to register for the October graduations as all students deemed eligible by Friday, 13 August 2021 will be graduated in absentia and have their testamur mailed to their postal address. Information will be emailed to student's in late June for October.

All students who graduate in 2021 will be given the opportunity to attend a ‘Grads on the Green’ event in late 2021. Students who have been deemed eligible to graduate can refer to StudentConnect for the date that their degree will be conferred. Please refer to the table below based on your Trimester of Completion.

Trimester of CompletionRegistration Graduation Dates

Trimester 3 2020

Attendance Cancelled - students graduated in absentia. 22 June  -  23 June

Trimester 1 2021

Attendance Cancelled - students graduated in absentia. 5 October - 8 October

Trimester 2 2021

Attendance Cancelled - students graduated in absentia. 7 December - 
8 December
*international students only

Note: Registering to graduate does not necessarily mean you will be eligible to graduate. Your faculty must assess you as eligible to graduate prior to the cut-off date for each round of ceremonies in order for you to graduate. For students studying cross-institutional units, the late receipt of results for these units may result in your graduation being deferred to a future round of ceremonies.

Graduation costs

Due to the current restrictions around COVID-19, attendance at the June, October and December 2021 round of graduations has been cancelled.

There is no requirement to pay the graduation fee for these rounds as all students allocated to the October graduation round who are deemed eligible by Friday, 13 August 2021 will be graduated in absentia and have your testamur mailed to your postal address. Information will be emailed to student's in late June for October.

Learn more about graduation costs

If you can't attend your ceremony

You can choose to graduate 'in absentia' in StudentConnect if you can't make it to your graduation.

Graduating 'in absentia' means graduating without attending the graduation ceremony. Your qualification is officially conferred by the University Chancellery in your absence and goes on public record. Your testamur is sent to you after the graduation.

There is no charge to graduate 'in absentia'.

As your testamur will be sent to you, it's very important that your address and phone details are up to date in StudentConnect.

Deferring your graduation

Deferring your graduation means that you wish to postpone your ceremony attendance to a later round of ceremonies. You won't graduate or receive your testamur until you graduate at a future ceremony.

To defer your graduation, simply select the 'defer' option in StudentConnect. You will then be sent a new invitation at the appropriate time for the next round of ceremonies.

You can choose to defer your graduation for a maximum of 12 months after your course completion date.

Four weeks notice from the date of the ceremony must be given to either cancel or defer your ceremony. If fewer than four weeks notice is given, your award will be conferred at your allocated ceremony and your testamur will be sent to your registered postal address following the ceremonies. Please allow up to six weeks for delivery.

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