Information and dates

Congratulations! Your graduation is an important milestone - a memorable day to celebrate your time at Macquarie and the completion of your course.

Students in graduation attire throwing their caps overhead

Overseas ceremonies suspended

With current restrictions on travel and social distancing measures from the government due to COVID-19, the University has decided to suspend holding any graduation ceremonies in 2020 until further notice.

Graduation session dates and times

Beijing ceremony: SUSPENDED

Hong Kong ceremony: SUSPENDED

Attending your ceremony

Registering your graduation attendance in Beijing

Currently suspended.

Registering your graduation attendance in Hong Kong

Currently suspended.

On the day

Arrival and registration

TBA

Seating

TBA

Academic dress and attire

TBA

Refreshments

TBA

Special requirements

We endeavour to accommodate any special requirements for the ceremony such as accessibility, or other types of pre-arrangement that may be required. Contact us directly at graduation@mq.edu.au

Not attending your ceremony

If you are not attending your graduation ceremony ceremony (graduating in absentia), there are number of options available for collecting your degree on eStudent.

  1. Click on "My Results and Graduation".
  2. Click on "Check for Graduation". The award you have qualified with will be displayed together with your individual graduation ceremony location, date and time.
  3. Select the award and follow the link "Modify my graduation details for the selected award". Update your attendance preference from the drop-down menu and save your preference. The following options are available:
Mail delivery

Students who elect not to attend the ceremony and require their documents to be sent free of charge by Australia Post should change their status to 'Mail' in eStudent. Students must allow at least three weeks (eight weeks international) for delivery before enquiring about documents not received.

Ensure that your preferred postal address and phone contact number in eStudent is correct to ensure that your graduation documents are correctly delivered.

Be advised tracking is not available for this option and the University does not take responsibility for lost packages.

Courier delivery

Students who elect not to attend the ceremony and require their documents to be sent by Express Post/TNT international courier (fee incurred) should change their status to 'Courier' in eStudent. Complete one of the online forms below:

Students must allow at least two weeks before inquiring about documents not received.

Collecting documents in person

Students who elect not to attend the ceremony and wish to collect their documents in person should change their status to 'Collect' in eStudent. For all graduates who did not study in Beijing or Hong Kong, your graduation documents will be available for collection from:

  • Beijing: If you are a part of the Tsinghua University cohort, your documents will be available for collection from their office after the ceremony.
  • Hong Kong: If you are a part of the HKMA cohort, your documents will be available for collection from their office after the ceremony.

To authorise somebody else to collect your graduation documents, send a request with details from your student email or ask.mq.edu.au. The request should include the full name and date of birth of the person collecting the documents. All persons will be required to produce valid identification upon collection.

Graduating in absentia

Students who do not attend graduation or have not updated their attendance status from 'Hold' in eStudent will graduate in absentia and your documents will be held in the Graduations Office until confirmation of a current mailing address is received. If you graduate in absentia, you cannot attend a subsequent ceremony.

Graduating with a certificate

If you are graduating with a postgraduate or undergraduate certificate, study abroad diploma or certificate you will not attend a graduation ceremony. Your graduation documents will be mailed to you as soon as possible after the graduation series has concluded.

It is your responsibility to ensure your mailing details are kept current at all times. Check your address on eStudent.

Graduation fees and payments

Graduation Fee
  • Beijing TBA
  • Hong Kong TBA
Outstanding debts

Students who are indebted to the University shall not be permitted to graduate until such debt is cleared. Graduation allocation is subject to all debts being cleared prior to the RSVP date.  Ensure that you do not have any outstanding debts.

Change of name

If your name requires an amendment or correction, you must reply to your Graduation Invitation email along with the certified supporting documentation to the Graduations Team before the closing date. The only documents accepted by the University include a valid passport, change of name certificate, or marriage certificate. Driver's licences are not accepted.

If the request and/or the supporting documentation cannot be received by the RSVP date, a $65 fee will apply for the re-issue of your graduation documents.