Unfortunately, due to the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to defer all offshore graduation ceremonies until 2021.
These ceremonies are a highlight for our entire Murdoch community and we are disappointed that we will not be able to share this important academic celebration with you this year.We understand how important it is to celebrate your achievement with loved ones and have your special moment to cross the stage and accept your degree.
We will provide information early next year regarding the revised graduation ceremony date.
The Dubai ceremony is held once a year in November. Dates are confirmed several weeks prior to the event.
There are some steps you need to complete before you can attend your graduation ceremony. Learn more about attending a ceremony.
About the ceremony
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 email@example.com at least a week before the ceremony so suitable seating can be arranged.
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.
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.
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.
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.