Graduation - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Your time to shine

Graduation is the formal process of awarding your degree and marks your successful transition from uni student to qualified professional.

To those who've helped you through it's much more than that. For your friends and family, lecturers and tutors, graduation is their time to share your success and show how proud they are of all that you've achieved.

Your invitation will be emailed to you approximately 6 weeks prior to your ceremony. The invitation will include the date and time of your ceremony.

2021 Graduation dates

Sunshine Coast

USC Stadium, USC Sunshine Coast

  • Wednesday 29 Sept - Friday 1 Oct 2021
Fraser Coast
  • Thursday 14 October at 4pm at Beach House Hotel, Hervey Bay

Graduation 2020

On 1st October 2020 our April and September graduates were invited to attend a virtual celebration and while it's not the graduation anyone had planned we hope they still felt the love of the USC community.

We can't wait to celebrate with both our 2020 and 2021 cohorts at the April 2021 ceremonies.

Meet recent USC graduates

Batsirai Mutatiri

Bachelor of Communication (majoring in Journalism and Marketing)

Batsirai is the first born in his family to attend university and a role model to his brother and sister. Watch as their family celebrates his achievement and share this special day.

Emma Williams

Bachelor of Paramedic Science

Emma shares that at the start of her degree she was very nervous as a mature age student. Emma was excited and humbled to receive a University medal on her Graduation day, and proud to represent Indigenous Australians.

Graduation stories

USC Newsroom
Dynamic father-daughter duo graduate together
2 June

An Indigenous father and daughter who recently graduated together from USC Fraser Coast share the same career aim ­­­– to make a difference in people’s lives.

Sharlea follows ‘call of destiny’ into health care
26 May

Inspiring USC graduate Sharlea Nicholson believes it is her life’s purpose to help improve the health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Professor of Education Research Catherine Manathunga  (left) and graduate Dr Hope O'Chin
First Nations artist/elder earns doctorate from USC
26 May

An Aboriginal elder who grew up in Cherbourg has combined 40 years of dedication to art and education into a PhD – the first in her family.