Dubai ceremonies

Ceremony date

The Dubai ceremony is held once a year in November.

View the ceremony program and livestream.

Thursday 23 November, 6.30pm

The Address Marina Hotel, Constellation Ballroom



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.

Deadline to confirm attendance is Friday 3 November 2023.

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.


The Address Marina Hotel, Al Marsa Street, 66, Dubai Marina, Constellation Ballroom


Your guest tickets can be collected when you collect your regalia. You and your guests will need to present your tickets to gain entry. 

  • Guest tickets will be restricted to two per graduand for each ceremony at this stage. Once the portal has closed two weeks prior to the ceremonies, all graduands registered as attending will be notified by email if there are additional tickets available for your ceremony.
  • Children over the age of two years will require a ticket.
  • Your guest tickets are in addition to your ticket.

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 Completion and Graduations at least two weeks before the ceremony so suitable seating can be arranged.

Regalia and guest ticket collection

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

Your regalia and guest tickets should be collected from Dubai Student & Academic Services before the day of the ceremony during the dates indicated below. If your regalia is being collected by someone else on your behalf, please be sure to provide written confirmation (text message or email) to show at collection. 

When: Monday 20 November to Wednesday 22 November, 9am - 6pm

Where: Murdoch Dubai Campus – Level 1, Block 18, Dubai Knowledge Park

Pronunciation of your name

To ensure your name is pronounced correctly during the ceremony, advise Completion and Graduations of the correct pronunciation at least two weeks before.


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


Ceremony proceedings

The graduation ceremony starts promptly and follows a set program. You need to arrive on time to register during the allocated registration time and take your seat so you don’t miss out. You will be given your ticket and seat number at registration. 

Registration (ID required) 5pm to 5.45pm
Graduand seating and briefing6pm
Guest seating6.15pm
Ceremony commences6.30pm
Academic recessional followed by light refreshments7.30pm
End of event8.30pm


Accepting your folder as you cross the stage

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 folder.

Stop briefly to accept the folder from 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. You can register through Artbeat Productions to be notified instantly when digital photos are available post-event. Pre-payments can be made online. You can adjust the quantity of your purchase on the left to buy prints, digital copies or a full graduation package. 

Further information regarding photography options can be found by clicking on the following attachment. 


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.