Singapore ceremonies

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.

Ceremony dates

Singapore ceremonies are held twice a year in March and October. 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.

Win a refund of your Singapore ceremony fee

Collect your regalia on the Friday before your graduation and you will automatically be put into a prize draw to win a refund of your ceremony fee.

Disclaimer: The refund is for the ceremony fee (regalia hire) only and does not include guest ticket and document purchases. The refund will be made to the account from which the regalia payment was made. There will be one winner per ceremony.

About the ceremony

Ceremony fee

Deadline to confirm attendance: Friday 4 September 2020.

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

Venue

Singapore graduations are held on level four of the Raffles Convention Centre, which is conveniently located close to transport and places to eat and drink before and after your ceremony.

Aged, disabled and wheelchair access

If you or any of your guests are a wheelchair user, have a mobility issue or require special seating arrangements, advise the Graduations Office at least a week before the ceremony so suitable seating may be allocated.

What to wear

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

Ceremony proceedings

Saturday 28 March 2020, 10:30am ceremony
Registration9:30am to 10:15am
Graduand seating and briefing10:30am
Guest seating10:45am
The ceremony11:00am to 12:30pm
Saturday 28 March 2020, 4.30pm ceremony
Registration3:30pm to 4:15pm
Graduand seating and briefing4:30pm
Guest seating4:45pm
The ceremony5:00pm to 6:30pm

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. Enjoy 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.

Return your regalia

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

Photographs, DVD and framing

Photographers will be available before and after the ceremony for studio portraits. No bookings are necessary. A non-refundable service fee of A$30 is payable on the night and is additional to the cost of photos you purchase. You can view and order packages combining individual and family photos from GFP Graduations.

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 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 Graduations.