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Get ready to graduate


When you graduate will depend on when you finish the requirements for your degree program. USC Graduations are held twice each year in April and September. All graduation correspondence is sent to your student email address, so please ensure that you check it regularly.

Graduate in September 2017

The September ceremonies are for those students who successfully completed the requirements of their program at the end of Study Period 1, 2017.

Your graduation checklist
  • Check your eligibility
  • Pay outstanding fees and return Library items
  • Receive your Statement of Completion
  • Agree to Terms and Conditions

Your graduation invitation

Your invitation will be emailed to your student email account six weeks before the ceremony. You must register to attend graduation by following the link in the invitation. Registration confirms your attendance, orders your academic dress and secures tickets for your guests. Graduation registrations are managed by Reed Graduations.

The date and time of your graduation ceremony is allocated according to your program of study and will be included in your invitation. You can also check which ceremony you'll be attending here.

Graduation fee

At the time of registration you will need to pay your graduation fee of $99. This covers the cost of academic dress hire.

Guest tickets

You are allocated four (4) complimentary guest tickets for your family and friends. More tickets may be released closer to the ceremonies depending on availability. You can check the availability of additional tickets by following the registration link in your invitation the week prior to the ceremonies. Please ensure you have forwarded the complimentary tickets to your friends and family prior to your ceremony.

Can't make it to graduation?

If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony or do not register by the due date, your graduation documents will be posted to your current mailing address within 10 working days of the graduation ceremony.

Disability and equity

We offer all graduands and guests equal access to graduation. If you or any of your guests have any special accessibility requirements please email


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Understanding Graduation Terminology

Graduation lingo can be confusing so here is an explanatory list of key terms you're likely to hear on the big day.

  • Academic Dress
  • Alumni
  • Doffing
  • Graduand
  • Graduate
  • In Absentia
  • Testamur
  • Trencher
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