After your graduation ceremony - Section contents
After your graduation ceremony, there are a few things you can do on the day and months ahead to ensure you are ready to continue with the next stage of your journey as a graduate.
Returning your graduation regalia
Regalia must be returned to the collection point within two hours after the conclusion of your ceremony. If you do not return your regalia on time, you may also be invoiced with a $300 replacement fee.
Receive your academic statements
When you graduate, along with your original hard copy of your graduation certificate (‘testamur’), you will receive free of charge access via My eQuals to certified digital copies of your academic statements, including:
- Academic transcript (with your conferral date included)
- Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)
- Graduation certificate
You will receive an email from My eQuals when your documents are available – generally within five business days of your graduation. If it is your first time using My eQuals, make sure you visit the Digital Academic Statements page to learn how you can have ongoing access to the service.
If you need additional hard copies of your transcript or AHEGS, or other types of academic statements, you can purchase these using the eCommerce website.
Purchase your graduation video
Prepare for your student account deactivation
Your student account will be deactivated within 12 months of completing your studies, this includes your student email. It’s important to transition to your alumni email address early and back up your email data to avoid losing important notifications. Find out how to prepare for your account deactivation.
Get job ready
Consider your graduate study options
If you are looking to continue studying, the University has over 400 graduate courses covering a huge range of disciplines.
Discover your alumni community
Congratulations – you are now part of the University of Melbourne alumni community!
Soon you will receive further information about the benefits of staying connected, including opportunities, resources and exclusive events available to you.
If you are traveling overseas, you can also register for an alumni welcome event in your new location.