Graduation 2020

We are proud of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who will graduate in 2020.

In light of recent recommendations by the Federal Government, the University of New England will not be holding the Autumn (May) or Spring (August) Graduation Ceremonies that were planned for may and August, 2020.

Students expected to graduate at the Spring Graduation will be emailed detailing your options regarding future ceremony attendance and your graduation documents. Please see the Graduation Supporting Information for Students page for information about what this decision means for graduands.

The graduation dates for the Schools is below.

2020 Graduation Dates

Thursday 10 December  Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
Friday 11 December  Faculty of Medicine and Health
Saturday 12 December  Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

An Indigenous Sashing Ceremony

Oorala holds a Sashing Ceremony on each Graduation Day, to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students’ academic achievements alongside other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students. This is held prior to the Graduation Ceremony in the Oorala Lecture Theatre. Oorala Staff will be on hand to assist and direct you on where you need to be.

Indigenous Sashing Ceremony  - Cutting the Graduation Cakeat Oorala

image : August 2019 - Cutting the Graduation Cake: Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Todd Walker, Chancellor James Harris, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Brigid Heywood,  Mr Colin Ahoy, UNE Elder-in-Residence, Guido Posthausen, Acting Director Oorala Aboriginal Centre and graduands.

Graduates can download our FAQ and Checklist sheet to help you.

Further Information: UNE Graduation Page