On campus graduation 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 posing during an evening ceremony

As we continue to be guided by Federal and State government guidelines regarding COVID-19, please await further information for graduation ceremonies.

We look forward to inviting you to a graduation ceremony with your peers, family and friends to celebrate your wonderful achievements with Macquarie University.

COVID-19 updates

Refer to Macquarie's COVID-19 page to see the latest updates and potential impacts.

Graduation session dates and times

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Graduation fees and payments

Graduation Fee

The Graduation Fee includes the following*:

  • Tickets to the ceremony space for your guests
  • Your academic gown, hood and your graduation cap all for you to keep
  • A robing service to ensure your academic dress looks perfect on the day
  • Ubar drink voucher redeemable for a soft drink/beer/house wine on your ceremony day
  • A soft-touch silicone wallet for mobile phones
  • 10 per cent discount voucher for a Macquarie University hoodie, jumper or jacket at Macshop Online
  • An official Macquarie University graduation program for your ceremony

All these items will be given to you on the day of your ceremony.

*Items subject to change

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 qualification cut-off 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 conferring of degree email along with the certified supporting documentation before the closing date. The only documents accepted by the University include a valid passport, change of name certificate, or marriage certificate. Driver licences are not accepted.

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

Change of ceremony

Permission to change ceremonies within a series will only be granted for compelling personal, professional, or academic reasons. Requests should be sent from your student email or lodged through AskMQ before the closing date for RSVP indicated on your Graduation Invitation. Supporting documentation from a professional authority, employer, or educational institution should be attached as applicable.

Requests to change ceremonies after the closing date for RSVP of your current graduation allocation will not be approved.

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. Ensure you check your postal address on eStudent before completing your course.