Graduation ceremonies

It's time to get ready for graduation. We can't wait to celebrate with you! Here is what you need to do to confirm you will be attending a ceremony.

Step 1

Get ready to graduate

Once you are in your final session you will receive a graduation invite. You will receive this invite by email. When you receive your invite depends on which session you complete your course.

Most invites are sent during the last subject in:

  • Session 3, late May - June
  • Session 1, late May - June
  • Session 2, late October

December ceremonies

We will be sending out invites for the December 2022 ceremonies with links to ticketing information on 4 October 2022.

If you don't receive the invite and you have recently changed your email address, you can update your contact details.

Am I eligible to graduate?

Step 2

Plan where and when you want to graduate

You normally attend a graduation ceremony at your campus of study allocated to your School. For example, if you studied at Bathurst campus with the School of Business, you would attend the ceremony allocated to the School of Business.

However, your invite will provide all options available based on your Faculty. School allocations will be listed against each ceremony for each available location. You can then select which location and ceremony best suits your availability. If you can’t attend the ceremony allocated to your School, you may select an alternate ceremony for your Faculty.

See our December 2022 graduation locations

Step 3

Confirm you are coming

Your graduation invite will ask you to RSVP to attend a ceremony. It will then prompt you to select which ceremony you would like to attend. Then, once you've selected your ceremony, all you have to do is pay for your ticket (which includes hire complimentary use of your graduation gown)  and buy your guest tickets.

Tickets for December 2022 ceremonies close on the 14 November.

Ticket prices

Your invite will prompt you to purchase your tickets. You will then receive a confirmation email with your ticket attached. If you registered your guests with their personal email address, they will receive their tickets via email. You do not need to print your tickets. You just need to show us your ticket confirmation email to register on the day.

  • Your ticket: $110. What your attendance fee covers:
    • Your ticket to attend
    • The complimentary use of your academic gown
    • Your trencher (cap) to keep
    • Small nominal cleaning fee of your academic gown
    • Refreshments after the ceremony
    • A graduation token (scroll) to hold during your stage photo.
    • Charles Sturt University Alumni pin
    • 1 printed graduation program
    • Free digital image of you crossing the stage
  • Guest tickets: $15. All children above 1 need to have their own ticket. When you purchase a guest ticket you will enter their name and email contact. This will provide your guests with ticket confirmation. For international guests, this confirmation can be used in support of any travel visa application. You may also like to provide your guest with a letter declaring that you have invited them.
Extra tickets

We want all the important people in your life to be able to attend your graduation ceremony. Unfortunately, for safety reasons, tickets are limited to the capacity of each venue. Extra tickets are not available.

Extra tickets cannot be purchased on the day.

What happens on the day?

Find out more

Discover more about graduation ceremonies. If you can't find what you're looking for, search Ask Charles Sturt.

  • We'd like to attend but we're currently overseas

    We’re looking forward to seeing you at your graduation ceremony! But please be aware that we’re bound by Government laws and regulations. If you’re unable to travel at the time of your graduation, you’ll unfortunately be unable to attend.

    If you’re travelling from overseas to attend a graduation ceremony, you may need some supporting documents to get your travel visa.

    Potential graduates and their guests can submit the following with their visa application:

    • A letter of support prepared by you as the potential graduate. You may wish to use this template to help you with your letter.
    • A copy of your graduation invite, graduation registration confirmation email and/or tax invoice.
    • A copy of your completed transcript.

    Charles Sturt University does not provide letters of support for visa applications.

  • Guest tickets

    Extra guest tickets

    We want all the important people in your life to be able to attend your graduation ceremony. Unfortunately, for safety reasons, tickets are limited to the capacity of each venue. Extra guest tickets are not available.

  • Gown hire and return

    You will be provided with use of your academic regalia free of charge. This is your cap, gown and faculty hood.

    All gowns will be dry cleaned and sanitised thoroughly between ceremonies.

    You will need to return your gown within 1 hour after your ceremony.

    I have my own gown, do I get a discount?

    You are welcome to wear your own gown, so long as it meets the Charles Sturt University Academic Regalia requirements.

    If your own gown does not meet these requirements, we can still provide you with use of a gown on the day. We will also provide you with your Faculty coloured hood on the day and your trencher (cap).

    Unfortunately, you do not get a discount. Your attendance fee does not include hire of your gown. This is a complementary service provided by Charles Sturt.

  • Refunds

    If your circumstances change and you are no longer able to attend your graduation ceremony, you can get a full refund or update your attendance, so long as ticketing has not closed.

    1. Go to your ticket confirmation email
    2. Select modify my ticket
    3. Request a refund

    If ticketing has closed, you will not be able to refund your ticket. See full terms and conditions here.

  • Graduation packs and memorabilia

    Charlies Store and Charles Sturt Winery have created special Graduation Packs for those who are celebrating from home.

    You can either select one of our pre-made packs, or you can create your own packs of Charles Sturt merchandise including our graduation bears (with matching faculty hood), pens, socks, cups and hoodies.

    Buy a graduation pack

    Or you may just want to celebrate with your favourite drop from Charles Sturt wineries.

    Go to Charles Sturt wineries

  • Live streaming

    All ceremonies will be live streamed. This way friends and family who are unable to attend or travel can share in your celebration.

    Details of how to access the live streamed events will be provided in the lead up to the ceremonies.

  • When will I identify as ready to graduate?

    We use your total subject points to calculate you are in your final session. The number of subject points needed for your course is set out in the Handbook.

    We start identifying students ready to graduate after census date each session. During session we will check your enrolment record. We will check that:

    Once you have been identified as ready to graduate (a potential graduand), you will see a notice in your Student Portal with information specific to your enrolment to meet course completion requirements.

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