Melbourne Commencement Ceremonies

The Melbourne Commencement Ceremony (MCC) is the official celebration of your commencement as a University of Melbourne student. It all starts here!

Who is it for?

The Melbourne Commencement Ceremony is a new initiative for undergraduate students commencing their Bachelor degree at the University in Semester 1, 2020.

The University of Melbourne hoodie

What happens during a ceremony?

  • Receive an official welcome from the University and your Faculty.
  • Listen to inspiring talks from guest speakers.
  • Meet University staff and other commencing students.
  • Pick up your limited edition University hoodie.
  • Celebrate starting University with food and entertainment.

On the day of your ceremony, you will also meet your Melbourne peer mentor.

All ceremonies will be held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton.

Register for your faculty’s ceremony

Please note: You can only register for your commencement ceremony once you've accepted your offer.

Monday24 February 2020

Bachelor of Commerce

Tuesday25 February 2020

Bachelor of Science


Bachelor of Arts

Thursday27 February 2020

Bachelor of Design


Bachelor of Biomedicine and Bachelor of Oral Health

Friday28 February 2020

Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music


Bachelor of Agriculture

Arrival times

The venue will open one hour before your ceremony begins. Please be sure to arrive and check in at least 20 minutes before your ceremony start time. You will need to be seated fifteen minutes before the event begins.

Start time

Arrive/check in



9 – 9.40am



1 – 1.40pm


Check in to win!

Scan the QR Code on the lanyard you receive upon arrival to check in. There will be prizes drawn at random at each ceremony for those who check in.