Congratulations to all students graduating in 2017.
Please refer to the below information regarding the Graduation/Conferral Ceremony.
Graduation Ceremony Attendance
I am attending
- Register as ATTENDING via MyUNSW by November 18th 2017. Check name, address and degree specialisation are correct.
- Register for tickets for your guests (up to 3) and organise your Academic Dress (Regalia) hire through Scene to Believe. You can also organise photography, framing and giftware through this page.
I am not attending
- Indicate your non-attendance via MyUNSW. Check name, address and degree specialisation are correct.
Select how you would like to receive your graduation documents:
- Not Attending – Mail: your graduation documents will be sent to you after your scheduled ceremony date by either registered post within Australia, or by TNT courier outside Australia
- Not Attending – Collect: your graduation documents will be available for collection at Student Administrative Services from Thursday the 14th to Tuesday 19th December.
- Or alternatively, you may collect your documents from the Kensington Campus from the 14th December 2017. If you wish to collect from Kensington please email your request to email@example.com by 10th December 2017.
In the event that a graduate wishes not to attend their graduation ceremony in Canberra but would instead like to be included in a June or November 2018 ceremony at Kensington, then they will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org by either mid-April 2018 (for June ceremonies) or by mid-September 2018 (for November ceremonies) so that our team knows to allocate them accordingly. Please note, however, that this only applies for graduates who have been conferred (not those listed as ‘Potential’).
If you require evidence of your degree completion for work purposes, please email SAS@adfa.edu.au and a formal letter can be provided.
In order to graduate, it is a University requirement that all materials must be returned and all fines/fees must be settled. This includes any tuition fees, loans, library books, fines etc.
Students can check their accounts by contacting Student Administrative Services. Library accounts can be checked through the myLibrary login, located on the Academic Library webpage.
A briefing session will be held for all graduands at 02:30pm on Tuesday the 12th December in the Adams Auditorium. Please ensure you attend and are prompt. You will receive instructions on the proceedings of the ceremony, including how to enter and exit the stage, how to doff your cap and information on post-ceremony proceedings.
Graduates and their guests are invited to attend the Graduate Reception in the Academy Cadets Mess immediately after the Graduation/Conferral Ceremony. Light refreshments and finger food will be provided.
For information on the ADFA Graduation parade please visit: http://www.defence.gov.au/ADFA/Events/Default.asp
Semester 1, 2017 Results Released
Semester 2, 2017 Results Released
Graduation/Conferral RSVP Deadline
Finalise liability for graduation/conferral Deadline
Conferring of Degree Ceremony (UNSW)
13th December, 2017
Graduation Parade (ADFA)
14th December, 2017
Schedule and Location of Events
2017 Graduation/Conferral: Date and time of ceremonies
Date: Wednesday the 13th of December, 2017
Location: Adams Auditorium, Building 111 at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
Business, Humanities and Social Science Degrees
Engineering, Science and Technology Degrees
Graduands to be seated no later than 09:30am.
Graduands to be seated no later than 1:30pm.
Graduands who are not seated by the above times will be graduated in absentia and will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
Academic Dress and Service Personnel Uniform
All graduands are required to wear the appropriate academic dress during the Degree Conferring Ceremonies.
At UNSW each faculty has different hood colours. At UNSW Canberra we have adopted the tri-service colour (Royal Purple) for our faculty.
For non-military graduands, the hood is designed to hook under a tie. It is recommended that graduands wear a tie as this secures the hood and prevents it from moving during the ceremony. Graduands are advised that there will be a requirement to walk up and down stairs in order to access the stage, therefore appropriate shoes are essential.
Hire of Academic Dress
To order all gowning, photography packages and framing please go to the Scene to Believe website.
Payment for academic dress hire is made on the website at the time you specify your details, degree, trencher and gown size.
A hire fee of $89.00 (inc GST) includes your gown, hood and trencher. For all graduates (excluding PhD) the trencher will be yours to keep as a gift to mark the special occasion. The deadline for the hire of academic dress is midnight of 1st December.
Collection of Academic Dress
Academic dress hire will be available for collection for all graduands between 08:30am and 05:00pm on Tuesday 12th December from the first floor of the Academy Cadets Mess.
Staff will be available in the Adams Auditorium one hour prior to the ceremony to assist graduands with their academic dress.
Return of Academic Dress
- Morning Ceremony- Academic dress must be returned to the gowning area in the Academy Cadets Mess within 2 hours of the ceremony on the day of graduation/conferral (13th December)
- Afternoon Ceremony- Academic dress must be returned to the gowning area in the Academy Cadets Mess within 2 hours of the ceremony on the day of graduation/conferral (13th December)
Failure to return the academic dress by the specified deadline will incur a late fee of $100.00.
Service Personnel Uniform
The Director of ADFA Undergraduates has directed the following dress for service personnel:
All military personnel receiving a degree are to wear the following service dress under their academic dress:
S3 Summer Ceremonial
Military staff and invited military guests are required to wear the dress of the day.
Ticket registration is completed through Scene to Believe. You can register for up to 3 guest tickets. You can also organise your regalia hire, photography, framing and giftware through this page.
Tickets will be available for collection on Tuesday 12th December at the gowning service area in the Academy Cadets Mess when you collect your academic dress. Graduands must bring identification and will be required to sign for their allocated tickets.
Do not lose your guest tickets. Guests will not be able to enter the venue without a ticket.
Initially there are no additional tickets available for either ceremony. If you would like consideration for additional tickets, please email SAS@adfa.edu.au. If there are additional tickets available, you will be advised in late November.
Graduands or guests requiring special assistance in relation to accessibility and seating are advised to contact SAS@adfa.edu.au as soon as possible.
Graduation Photography and Giftware
To order all gowning, photography packages and framing, please go to the Scene to Believe website.
All Graduands will be photographed as they receive their testamur on stage. This is an important moment as you graduate and it will be captured and available to you to look back on and remember.
Studio photography will be available on both the degree conferral day (Wednesday 13th December) and Graduation Parade Day (Thursday 14th December). Photographs are printed instantly on site for you to take home on the day. You may also order high resolution digital copies of your photographs – supplied free of charge when ordering Platinum Packages.
A range of high quality frames specially created to protect your hard earned testamur will be available. Ensure your desired frame will be available on the day, by ordering online when you order your graduation regalia. Framing services will be located in the Academy Cadets Mess on 13th December only.
Framing services available to graduands not attending on the day, by ordering online.
UNSW giftware is available on the day or through Scene to Believe online.
The Graduation Checklist for 2017 will be available shortly.
Student Administrative Services, UNSW Canberra
Telephone: +61 2 6268 6000
Facsimile: +61 2 6268 8666
Ground Floor, Adams Auditorium, Building 111,
UNSW Canberra Campus
Monday to Thursday – 08.30 to 16.30
Friday* – 08.30 – 16.00
* On the first Friday of each month Student Administrative Services closes at 13.00.