Graduation Ceremony 2021
Congratulations on your well-deserved success! See the highlights of our event below:
You do not have to apply to graduate. In anticipation that you pass all required subjects, and are eligible to graduate, you will be allocated to a graduation ceremony based on your course and course location. You will be allocated to a ceremony after the relevant census date of your expected final study period. An email will be sent to your JCU email account once you have been allocated to a ceremony.
You must pass the requirements of your course before you can graduate. If you have been allocated to a ceremony and you do not pass your final subject/s, you will be re-allocated to the next ceremony for your College/Division. We recommend that you do not make any graduation-related arrangements, such as gown hire or flights, until you have received written confirmation that you have passed the requirements of your course.
Once you pass all your subjects and your course completion has been finalised you will be conferred at University Council, or at a Graduation ceremony. After the conferral/graduate date you will receive a digital copy of your Testamur, and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS). Your Testamur will be posted to your Postal address in eStudent.
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 updated your 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 postal address listed in eStudent regardless of whether they are attending a ceremony or not. it is particularly important that you have an up-to-date postal address noted in eStudent as your documents will be posted to this address.