Dubai ceremonies

We are working through plans to hold graduation ceremonies safely now that COVID-19 restrictions are easing. Further correspondence will be forwarded to eligible students and the information below will be updated when details are confirmed.

Ceremony date

The Dubai ceremony is held once a year in November. Dates are confirmed several weeks prior to the event.

Important tasks

There are some steps you need to complete before you can attend your graduation ceremony. Learn more about attending a ceremony.

Complete your graduation

Make sure you've completed all the steps to graduate on time.

Confirm your attendance

Confirm your attendance in MyInfo.

About the ceremony

Ceremony fee

The Dubai ceremony fee is A$170. The fee includes the purchase of your regalia, admission and refreshments for yourself and two guests.


Located a stone’s throw from Dubai International Airport, the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre provides a serene and luxurious counterpoint to the city's cosmopolitan flair.

Travel and Parking

Complementary parking is available at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre.

Aged, disabled and wheelchair access

If either you or any of your guests use a wheelchair, have a mobility issue or require special seating arrangements, email at least a week before the ceremony so suitable seating can be arranged.

Your regalia

You must wear the complete Murdoch University academic regalia for the award you are receiving, or the regalia for previous awards.

Your regalia must be collected before the day of the ceremony.

Where: Murdoch University Dubai Campus


  • Tuesday 29 October from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 30 October from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Thursday 31 October from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

On the day

Collect your guest tickets

Your guest tickets and ceremony instructions must be collected when you register for the ceremony.

Where: The registration desk located in the Great Ballroom foyer.

Ceremony proceedings

The graduation ceremony starts promptly and follows a set program. You need to arrive on time to register and take your seat so you don’t miss out.

Registration12 noon to 1:30pm
Graduand seating and briefing1:30pm
Guest seating1:45pm
The ceremony2:00pm to 3:00pm (approximately)

Accepting your scroll

As you reach the stage your name will be checked before it is announced. Once announced, walk across the stage to the Chancellor to receive your scroll.

Stop briefly to shake hands with the Chancellor as the ceremony photographer takes a photo of the presentation. You will then continue across the stage where an usher will direct you back to the graduand seating area.

After the ceremony

It’s time to relax and celebrate with your family and friends. Enjoy complementary light refreshments and have your photos taken.

To make your night run more smoothly, arrange in advance where you will meet your guests after the ceremony. Waiting at the exits can cause congestion.

Photographs and video

Photographers will be available before and after the ceremony for studio portraits. No bookings are necessary. You will receive photo proofs of your graduation photos and the general ceremony photos by email within 14 working days.

If you purchase the video combo you will receive a long film of the entire ceremony in MP4 format.


Ceremony dates are subject to change. Under no circumstances shall the University be liable for any actual or alleged loss by a ticket holder or another arising from the change of date, cancellation or postponement of the event; this includes but is not limited to travel, accommodation and subsistence costs, or any loss of business or earnings due to the cancellation or postponement of the graduation ceremony.