Perth February/March ceremonies

Ceremony dates

Perth ceremonies are held twice a year in February/March and September. They will be held on campus in the Northern Plaza of our new building, Boola Katitjin.

Date

Time

Discipline

Sunday 26 February 20236pm
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Medical Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Monday 27 February 20236pm
  • Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
  • Veterinary Medicine
      Tuesday 28 February 20236pm
      • Business
      • Education
      Wednesday 1 March 20236pm
      • Nursing
      Thursday 2 March 20236pm
      • Engineering and Energy
      • Law and Criminology
      • Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics
      Friday 3 March 20236pm
      • Social Sciences and Arts
      • Information Technology, Media and Communication

      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 February 2023

      About the ceremony

      Ceremony fee

      The fee includes your regalia, admission and refreshments for yourself and two guests. You can choose to hire or purchase your regalia.

      AwardCeremony fee for regalia hireCeremony fee for regalia purchase
      Bachelors, honours, certificate and diplomaA$120A$279
      MastersA$130A$295
      DoctorateA$150A$493

      Tickets

      You and your guests will need to present your tickets to gain entry.

      • Due to space restrictions, 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.

      Venue and parking

      The graduation ceremonies will take place on campus in the Northern Plaza of the new building, Boola Katitjin. Make sure you leave early on the day so you arrive in plenty of time for registration.

      On ceremony days, you can park without a permit from 3pm in red and green parking areas in car parks 7, 8 and 9, except in ticket parking areas. Although a permit is not required, all parking signs must be observed. See the parking map for details.

      Accessibility

      Murdoch University is committed to providing universal access to our events. Please contact Completion and Graduations at least two weeks before the ceremony so suitable arrangements can be organised. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs, e.g. Auslan interpreting, special seating requirements.

      What to wear

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

      Perth February/March ceremonies are held outdoors so it is advisable you and your guests dress according to the weather on the day.

      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.

      Postponement due to poor weather conditions

      While Perth summer evenings can be pleasant, the ceremony may be postponed or relocated in the case of bad weather. If postponement is necessary, you will be advised via email and text message a minimum of three hours before the ceremony.

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

      Ceremony week

      Collect your tickets and regalia

      Your regalia, guest tickets and ceremony instructions must be collected before your ceremony. If you are not collecting regalia, your guest tickets and ceremony instructions can be picked up when you register for the ceremony.

      When: Friday 24 February 2023, 11am - 7.30pm

      Where: 126.1.001 - Mini Student Hub. Parking is available in Car Parks 1 and 2.

      Professional photographers will be available at regalia collection on campus to take individual and family portraits. No bookings are necessary. A range of photo package options are available for you to choose from on the day.

      Plus, receive a bonus outdoor photography shot, taken in our beautiful university grounds, with each photography session at regalia collection on campus.

      Regalia
      CeremonyCollection time
      Monday 10 February11:00am to 5:00pm
      Tuesday 11 February11:00am to 5:00pm
      Thursday 13 February11:00am to 5:00pm
      Friday 14 February11:00am to 5:00pm

      Ceremony proceedings

      Each 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.

      Registration4:00pm to 5:15pm
      Graduand seating and briefing5:30pm
      Guest seating5:45pm
      The ceremony6:00pm to 7:30pm

      Accepting your certificate

      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 certificate. The ceremony photographer will be positioned in front of the stage to take a photo of the presentation. Following this 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 and have your photos taken. Further details regarding the post ceremony function will be provided closer to the ceremony date. 

      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.

      Return your regalia

      Hired regalia must be returned to the regalia return desk before you leave.

      Studio and Stage Photography

      Photographers will be available before and after the ceremony for studio portraits. No bookings are necessary. A range of photo package options are available for you to choose from. You can view and order packages combining individual and family photos on the day or pre-order your package from GFP Events.

      Souvenir Stage photos of your certificate presentation will be printed with year of graduation and Murdoch University crest, and are available to view, purchase and take home on the night.

      A complimentary download of your certificate presentation photo will also be made available. Use your student ID as your voucher code. A different code will be provided if you have studio photos taken.

      Pre-book your ceremony photography at GFP Events.

       

      Watch live

      Can’t attend? Watch the graduation ceremonies live from Perth. Stream begins Monday 10 February at 7pm (AWDT).

      View live stream