Tuesday, 15 December 2015 – St Mary’s Cathedral, commencing at 7:30 PM.
The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher, OP will be the Principal Celebrant.
You will need to arrive half an hour before Mass starts
At the Mass you will receive your Graduation Cross with an inscribed plaque commemorating the year of your Graduation.
You must wear your academic gown to the Mass (you do not need to wear your hood or mortar board)
You will be seated with your fellow graduands in the reserved section
Confession will be available prior to Mass
You may bring more than 2 guests to the Mass
Please note that no public photography is allowed in St Mary’s Cathedral
10am - School of Medicine
2pm - All other Schools
Please note all RSVPs must be returned before the Friday 13 November 2015
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 – Sydney Town Hall (times TBC)
Upon receipt of your Application to Graduate, a Graduation Check is sent to your School. Your Dean will assess whether you have fulfilled all of the requirements of your Course or will fulfil all of the requirements of your Course pending successful completion of your current Semester's units.
To check your current graduation status, please log on to the Student Academic Information Portal. If your Graduation status is ‘APPLIED’, ‘APP_PENDING’, or ‘APPROVED’, your application has been received and is being processed.If your graduation status is ‘DENIED’, you will be contacted by your School.
- Graduation is NOT an automatic process – you must formally apply by completing an Application to Graduate.
- Completed Application to Graduate forms can be submitted in person (Reception, Ground Floor, Pioneer House (NDS5)), by email from your University email account to Sydney.Graduation@nd.edu.au, or by post (Graduation & Study Abroad Officer, The University of Notre Dame Australia, PO Box 944, Broadway NSW 2007).
From 2016, the historic Sydney Town Hall will be the new home for graduation ceremonies for the Sydney Campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia, and each Graduand will be offered two (2) tickets for guests to attend their ceremony (this also applies for students graduating on the Broadway site in December 2015).
While the University appreciates that Graduands would like to share this ceremony with other family and friends, due to venue and resource constraints it is usually not possible to provide extra tickets. Once final numbers have been confirmed there may be a small allocation of extra tickets, but this is not guaranteed.
Notification of when the tickets are available for collection will be sent to your student email account closer to your ceremony.
Graduands are required to wear the full academic regalia appropriate for their degree. Only those graduands in correct academic regalia will be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Regalia Craft are the University's supplier of regalia and have full details of correct hoods (colours) for each award. If you are receiving more than one award, the regalia of the highest award should be worn.
All orders to either hire or purchase regalia need to be made through the Regalia Craft website, www.academicwear.com.au.
Regalia for Mass: We ask that Graduands wear only their Academic gown to the Mass. Please do not wear the mortar board.
Regalia for Graduation Ceremony: Graduands are required to wear full academic regalia to the Graduation Ceremony (gown, hood and mortar board).
After the release of results, transcripts listing a status of ‘Course Complete’ will be available for you to purchase to send to prospective employers, etc. (N.B. You will also receive a copy of your final transcript at your graduation ceremony).
Transcripts can be purchased by contacting the Fees Office on 02 8204 4437 or via Sydney.Fees@nd.edu.au, noting that transcripts ordered by 12:00 PM will be available for collection on the following business day.
It should be noted that the Graduation Mass is the largest single event on the Sydney Campus calendar each year, and some guests may need to stand.
N.B. There is only one graduation Mass for all graduands.
If you completed your studies at the end of Semester 1 2015 (or earlier) and wish to be considered for graduation in December 2015, please either indicate this on your Application to Graduate, or if you have already submitted it, email Sydney.email@example.com. If you do not advise us, we will assume that you are wishing to graduate in April 2016.
However, if you do wish to request an extra ticket, please email your request to Sydney.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on a waiting list. Please note that we cannot guarantee the availability of extra tickets.
Please remember that you are also able to invite family and friends to the Graduation Mass – which is a very special part of graduating from Notre Dame.
Once we have sighted the original document we can change your name in our system. In order to have your testamur printed correctly please submit this documentation as soon as possible.
Laurice Gea Gea – Graduation & Study Abroad Officer
Phone (02) 8204 4382
Address: Ground Floor, Pioneer House, 128-140 Broadway, Broadway NSW 2007