Graduation Process Guide

If you expect to successfully complete your studies in Trimester 1 2017, you should receive an email to your UNE address in June advising that you are being assessed for graduation eligibility for the October 2017 round of ceremonies.

Invitations to the October 2017 Graduation Ceremonies will be sent from mid June 2017 to late August 2017.


If you expect to successfully complete your studies in Trimester 2 2017, you should receive an email to your UNE address in October advising that you are being assessed for graduation eligibility for the April 2018 round of ceremonies.

Invitations to the April 2018 Graduation Ceremonies will be sent from late October 2017 to late January 2018.

Assessing your eligibility

Graduation eligibility will be confirmed after final grades are released. You will receive an email advising you that you are being assessed for graduation eligibility.

Check that you are being assessed for the correct course, that the correct majors and unit sets will appear on your graduation documents, that your legal name is spelled properly, and that your mailing address is current.

Note: there is a difference between 'home' and 'mailing' address, so please double-check your mailing address.

If you do not receive an email to say you are being assessed, but believe you may be eligible, you can complete the Graduation Eligibility Assessment Form.

Note: You do not need to complete this form if you have received an invitation to graduate (i.e. an email confirming you are eligible to graduate) to your UNE email address.

Responding to your invitation

If you are eligible, an invitation to graduate will be emailed to your UNE email address shortly after assessment. Please assist us by promptly responding to this invitation.

Follow the instructions on the invitation to advise us if you are attending or not attending. You will need to go to MyUNE > Select myEnrol > Select My Graduation Ceremony > follow the steps provided.

Sometimes, after you access My Graduation Ceremony, you might see a message that says:

"The cut-off date has passed..." or "You have not been allocated to any Graduation Ceremonies..."

If the cut-off date has not passed, it means that the database has not attached you to a ceremony number, and this is very simple for us to fix – just contact the Graduation Team via AskUNE.

Special assistance at the graduation ceremony

If you or your guests require special assistance at the graduation ceremony, just let us know when you respond to the invitation. A member of the Graduation Team will contact you to discuss your needs.

Alternatively, you can contact the Graduation Team via AskUNE.

Unable to attend your ceremony?

If you are unable to attend your ceremony, your graduation documents will be posted to you. This process takes at least four weeks after the graduation ceremony has taken place. Please ensure that your mailing address is current.

Organising academic dress

Don't forget to hire/buy your academic dress through UNE Life. This is different to letting us know that you are attending and is handled by a separate department, so make sure you do both.

Changing your response

If you change your mind after the response cut-off date has passed, or if you want to check to see if/how you responded, you won't be able to access your My Graduation Ceremony information online through myUNE any more.

Don't worry about this - just contact the Graduation Team via AskUNE and let us know.

Questions and information

If you have any questions about graduation, contact the Graduation Team via AskUNE.