Graduation dates and invitations - Section contents

Find information on upcoming graduation ceremonies and receiving your graduation invitation.

Graduating is an important milestone that marks the end of your degree. As you approach the end of your course, you will start to receive email notifications outlining actions you need to take to prepare for your graduation.

When will I receive my invitation to graduate?

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma awards

Faculty of VCA and MCM students

You will receive an invitation to graduate in your final period of study.

Final semester Invites sent Ceremony month
Summer Term Mid-May July
Semester 1 Mid-May July
Semester 2 October December

If you are due to graduate but have not received an invitation, please contact Stop 1 as soon as possible.

What happens next?

  1. Respond to your graduation invitation: Once you have responded to your invitation and the response deadline has passed, we will confirm your response via your student email.
  2. Debt, fee and fine sanctions: If you have any outstanding fees, debt or fines, you will receive a notification and a sanction will appear on my.unimelb. You will need to make payment to be eligible to graduate.
  3. Name change requests: Submit requests no later than the RSVP date, as outlined in your invitation email.
  4. Results released: After your results have been published in my.unimelb, we will confirm if you have passed your course requirements. You will need to pass all course requirements to be eligible to graduate.
  5. Tickets and academic regalia: You will be notified when the booking system opens.
  6. Extra guest tickets: You will be notified by email if extra guest tickets are available for purchase.

All other certificate and diploma awards

You are not required to attend a ceremony, as there are no ceremonies for students graduating with these awards. We will post your graduation certificate to you once you have completed your course. If you have completed a degree concurrently, you will still have a graduation ceremony for the degree.

You will receive an invitation to graduate in your final period of study.

Final semester Invites sent Ceremony month
Summer Term Mid-May July
Semester 1 Mid-May July
Semester 2 October December

If you are due to graduate but have not received an invitation, please contact Stop 1 as soon as possible.

  • Melbourne Business School students: For students completing an MBA or Master of Business Analytics, the Melbourne Business School holds graduation ceremonies outside of the usual ceremony rounds. Please contact the Melbourne Business School for more information.
  • Combined courses: You will be allocated a ceremony where one of your faculties is present. Your graduation invitation should display your course title, showing both degrees. Please contact Stop 1 if your invitation doesn't include all your courses.
  • Concurrent diplomas: Your degree will be allocated to the ceremony of your degree faculty e.g. if you completed a Bachelor of Arts and a concurrent Diploma in Music, you will be allocated to an Arts ceremony. Your concurrent Diploma should be listed on your graduation invitation email. If your Diploma is not included in your invitation, contact Stop 1 as soon as possible.

What happens next?

  1. Respond to your graduation invitation: Once you have responded to your invitation and the response deadline has passed, we will confirm your response via your student email.
  2. Debt, fee and fine sanctions: If you have any outstanding fees, debt or fines, you will receive a notification and a sanction will appear on my.unimelb. You will need to make payment to be eligible to graduate.
  3. Name change requests: Submit requests no later than the RSVP date, as outlined.
  4. Results released: After your results have been published in my.unimelb, we will confirm if you have passed your course requirements. You will need to pass all course requirements to be eligible to graduate.
  5. Tickets and academic regalia: You will be notified when the booking system opens.
  6. Extra guest tickets: You will be notified by email if extra guest tickets are available for purchase.

Once you have met your course requirements, you will receive a completion letter and an invitation to a graduation ceremony in the next conferral round.

Please respond to this invitation, whether you are attending, deferring or graduating in absentia. If you would like to graduate on a different date in the upcoming round, please submit an online enquiry as soon as possible to discuss your options with us. The current schedule of ceremonies for the remainder of the year is available here.

Your supervisor will also receive an invitation to participate in your graduation ceremony. You will need to coordinate with your supervisor to ensure they are available to attend.


What happens next?

  1. Respond to your graduation invitation: Once you have responded to your invitation and the response deadline has passed, we will confirm your response via your student email.
  2. Debt, fee and fine sanctions: If you have any outstanding fees, debt or fines, you will receive a notification and a sanction will appear on my.unimelb. You will need to make payment to be eligible to graduate.
  3. Name change requests: Submit requests six weeks prior to ceremony date.
  4. Tickets and academic regalia: You will be notified when the booking system opens.
  5. Extra guest tickets: You will be notified by email if extra guest tickets are available for purchase.

Schedule of graduation ceremonies

Wednesday 17 April
11am

Doctoral (all disciplines)


Wednesday 17 April
5pm

Doctoral (all disciplines)


Thursday 18 April
11am

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
  • Melbourne Law School
  • Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
  • Melbourne School of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

* No doctoral graduands in this ceremony


Thursday 25 July
11am

Doctoral (all disciplines)


Thursday 25 July
5pm

  • Faculty of Science
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Friday 26 July
11am

  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Melbourne School of Engineering

Friday 26 July
5pm

  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Melbourne School of Engineering

Saturday 27 July
11am

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

Saturday 27 July
5pm

  • Melbourne Law School
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
  • Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Wednesday 11 December
5pm

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences


Thursday 12 December
11am

Melbourne School of Engineering


Thursday 12 December
5pm

Melbourne School of Engineering


Friday 13 December
11am

Faculty of Business and Economics


Friday 13 December
5pm

Faculty of Business and Economics


Saturday 14 December
10am

Melbourne Graduate School of Education


Saturday 14 December
2pm

Melbourne Dental School


Saturday 14 December
6pm

Melbourne Law School


Sunday 15 December
11am

Melbourne Medical School


Monday 16 December
11am

Faculty of Science


Monday 16 December
5pm

Faculty of Science


Tuesday 17 December
11am

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Tuesday 17 December
5pm

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Wednesday 18 December
11am

Faculty of Arts


Wednesday 18 December
5pm

Faculty of Arts


Thursday 19 December
11am

Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning


Thursday 19 December
5pm

Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

The University reserves the right to make changes to the graduation schedule if required. This is to ensure that our schedules best meet all students' needs in a timely manner. If changes are made that affect your ceremony, we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.

Download the schedule of graduation ceremonies (PDF 156.7 KB)