Attendance at a graduation ceremony

Do I have to attend a graduation ceremony?

You don't have to attend a ceremony to formally graduate with your degree - just apply to graduate. When you apply to graduate in studentConnect, we give you the option to choose either to:

  1. Receive your certificate during a Graduation Ceremony, held in Winthrop Hall on the Crawley campus in Perth; or
  2. Graduate in absentia and have your certificate mailed to you.

If you do not apply to graduate within two years of completing your course, your award will be automatically conferred in absentia. Once your award is conferred in absentia you will miss out on the opportunity to attend a future graduation ceremony for your award.

In addition to receiving a hard copy of your original award certificate (testamur) at your ceremony (or posted if selected in-absentia); you will have access to certified digital copies of your award certificate and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) via My eQuals.

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