Graduation Ceremony 2020

As you may already be aware, due to the COVID-19 restrictions a decision has been made to cancel all traditional JCU Graduation ceremonies for 2020, including the JCU Brisbane Graduation.

Even though Queensland is enjoying relatively relaxed restrictions at the moment, there are still limitations on both the size and style of ceremony we could deliver, as well as ongoing restrictions on the ability for graduates and their family and friends to travel to a ceremony.

We are working on developing options to celebrate your achievements with you and these plans will be informed by changing restrictions as we move into 2021. Please ensure you check your student email as this is how we’ll send updates and invitations to you. We will communicate with more detail before the end of semester.
Students who were due to attend ceremonies earlier in the year may have already received digital and/or physical copies of your qualifications. For those due to complete their studies later in 2020, we will be in contact about those processes soon. 

Congratulations for arriving at this point in your studies. As a JCU graduate you will be amongst a network of over 70,000 alumni and can access a range of benefits that will help support your career, professional development and life-long learning goals.

For any queries please contact: exams@jcu.edu.au

Once you graduate you will receive a Testamur, an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) and an Alumni Certificate.

If you attend a graduation ceremony, your graduation documents will be presented to you on-stage at the ceremony. If you opt out of the ceremony, your graduation documents will be posted to your graduation address.

We recommend that you check your Formal Name details through My Details > My Personal Details in eStudent. The formal name listed will be the name presented on your graduation documents. If you have changed your formal name since enrolling and/or wish to update your name, you will need to complete the Change of Personal Details Form and attach documentary evidence of the change of name (such as a birth or marriage certificate).

If you are attending a graduation ceremony and your name is difficult to pronounce, please submit a phonetic name to be used at the graduation ceremony. This will ensure your formal name is pronounced correctly. For example, Sean Rhys Beauchamp can be phonetically written as Shorn Reese Bee-chum. You can add or edit your phonetic name through eStudent under My Results and Graduation, followed by Graduation Details on the left-hand side of the page. Select Modify my Phonetic Name, add or edit your phonetic name and select Save.

All graduating students should have a graduation address listed in eStudent regardless of whether you are attending a ceremony or not. If you have confirmed your attendance at a ceremony and something unexpected happens which prevents you from attending the ceremony, your graduation documents will be posted to your graduation address. If you are not attending a graduation ceremony it is particularly important that you have an up-to-date graduation address noted in eStudent as your documents will be posted to this address.

You will be prevented from graduating if you have a financial sanction. You can check whether you have a sanction through eStudent. Log-in to eStudent and select the My details tab at the top of the page, followed by Sanctions from the left hand menu. If you have a sanction, the sanction description, the reason for the sanction and the effective date will be visible.

If you have a sanction due to unpaid tuition or SSA fees, you can make payment online through eStudent under My Finances. Alternatively, you can make payment in person at the Student Centre.

It can take up to three business days for payment to be received. Once payment is received, your sanction will be lifted. Your sanction must be paid within two weeks from the relevant ceremony.

Do you have family and friends visiting for your Graduation?  They can get Overseas Visitors Health Cover at a discounted rate with Allianz Global Assistance.

Overseas health cover

Beyond Graduation