Sydney Graduation

April Graduation Ceremonies

All Schools

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 – Sydney Town Hall (times TBC)

Your application to Graduate

Application to Graduate 2016

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 any 2016 Summer Term 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.

Please note:

  • Graduation is NOT an automatic process – you must formally apply by completing an Application to Graduate.
  • In order to confirm your eligibility to complete your course, you must apply to graduate by 22 January 2016. (N.B. Applications received between 23 January – 5 February 2016 will attract a $100 late fee and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applications received after 5 February 2016 will not be considered). .
  • 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).
  • If you plan to graduate in April 2016, please complete the RSVP form below.
Graduation Regalia

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.

Graduation – Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I apply to graduate after the due date 22 January 2016?
Applications received between 22 January – 5 February 2016 will attract a $100 late fee (non-refundable) and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Registrar. Applications received after 5 February 2016 will not be considered.
When do Results get released and how can I obtain a transcript?
Results for all graduands will be released on 5 December 2015, regardless of whether your ceremony will be taking place in December 2015 or April 2016.

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.
Is the Graduation Mass compulsory?
The Graduation Mass is optional but we strongly encourage you, your family and friends, to attend. At the Mass, you will receive your special gift from the University – the Notre Dame Cross, engraved to commemorate the occasion. Only those in attendance will receive the Notre Dame Cross.

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.
I competed my course in Semester 1 2015 (or earlier). Can I graduate in December this year?
Although you have the option to request to graduate in December 2015, it may be worthwhile considering graduating in April 2016 at the beautiful and historic Sydney Town Hall, along with the other students from your School who will be completing their studies ta the end of 2015.

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.graduation@nd.edu.au. If you do not advise us, we will assume that you are wishing to graduate in April 2016.
Can I still graduate in April 2016 if I did not complete my course by Summer Term 2016?
Students completing their studies in Semester 1 2016 will not be eligible to graduate in April 2016
What happens if I fail a unit or require a deferred examination in Summer Term 2016 – is there a possibility that I can still graduate in April 2016?
Students who have not completed the academic requirements of their course by the end of Summer Term 2016 will be ineligible to graduate in April 2016.
How many guests may I invite to my ceremony?
Graduands will be able to invite no less than two guests to attend their ceremony. However, once numbers have been finalised, we will provide an update as to whether additional spaces are available.
I have changed my name and would like my new name on my testamur and transcript, how do I do this?
If any of your personal details (including name) require updating, you will need to complete an Amendment to Personal Details form and submit it along with supporting documentation (e.g. ‘Change of Name’ certificate, Marriage Certificate, etc.) to Student Administration & Fees on the Broadway site (ground floor, Pioneer House (NDS5)).

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.
Key Contacts

Laurice Gea Gea – Graduation & Study Abroad Officer
Phone (02) 8204 4382
Email: sydney.graduation@nd.edu.au
Address: Ground Floor, Pioneer House, 128-140 Broadway, Broadway NSW 2007