Important Information for UNSW Canberra Mid-Year Graduation

Date and Location:

Date: Friday, 15th September 2023

Location: Adams Auditorium, Building 111 at the Australian Defence Force Academy. 

Ceremony Time: 1400-1530

  • All Degree Programs - Graduand Registration* -  1245-1330 on the Mezzanine level of Adams Auditorium.

  *Graduands to be registered and seated in the Auditorium no later than 1330.  Graduands who are not seated by the above times will be graduated in absentia and will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Livestream: Watch the ceremony on YouTube. 


    • Register as ATTENDING via MyUNSW from 27th July to 31 August 2023. Check name, address and degree specialisation are correct. 

    Book and pay for your Academic Dress (Regalia) hire, photography and 3 guest tickets through Scene to Believe from 27th July to 31 August 2023.  

    Login Details

    Username : [Student ID]

    Password: UNSWGrad2023!

    Graduands wishing to express interest in more than 3 guest tickets must send an email to  Once RSVP’s are closed graduands will be advised if these requests can be accommodated.

    Previous graduates who were unable to attend a ceremony must lodge an expression of interest via email to:


    Indicate your non-attendance via MyUNSW from 27th July to 31 August 2023. Check name, address and degree specialisation are correct.

    Select how you would like to receive your graduation documents:

    • Not Attending – Mail:  your graduation documents will be sent to you after your scheduled ceremony date by either registered post within Australia, or by TNT courier outside Australia.
    • Not Attending - Collect: your Testamur will be available for collection from the Student and Academic Services office from Monday, 18 September 2023.

    If you require evidence of your degree completion for work purposes, please email and a formal letter can be provided.

  • In order to graduate, it is a University requirement that all materials must be returned and all fines/fees must be settled. This includes any tuition fees, loans, library books and fines.

    Students can check their accounts by contacting Student Administrative Services. Library accounts can be checked through the myLibrary login, located on the Academic Library webpage.






    Air Force


    *Academic Dress must also be worn over the Uniform.

  • All graduands are required to wear the appropriate academic dress during the Degree Conferring Ceremony

    For non-military graduands, the hood is designed to hook under a tie or a button. It is recommended that graduands wear a tie or buttoned shirt as this secures the hood and prevents it from moving during the ceremony. Staff will be on hand to assist in pinning the hood if required. 

    Graduands are advised that there will be a requirement to walk up and down stairs to access the stage, therefore appropriate shoes are essential. 


  • Tickets will be available for collection on Friday 15 September from 0800 at the gowning service area in Adams Auditorium when you collect your academic dress. Graduands must bring identification and will be required to sign for their allocated tickets.

    Guests will not be able to enter the venue without a ticket.

  • Graduands or guests requiring special assistance in relation to accessibility and seating are advised to contact as soon as possible.


  • All Graduands will be photographed as they receive their testamur on stage. This is an important moment as you graduate and it will be captured and available to you to look back on and remember.

    Studio photography will be available on the conferral day.

  • Graduates and their guests are invited to attend the Graduate Reception in the Adams Auditorium foyer immediately after the Graduation/Conferral Ceremony. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Graduand Details update deadline

    31st August 2023

    Finalise liability for graduation/conferral Deadline

    1st August 2023

    Mailing of testamurs

      From 18th September 2023

    Collection of Testamurs from UNSW Canberra Student Administrative Services

      From 18th September 2023

Contact us

Student Administrative Services, UNSW Canberra

Telephone: +61 2 6268 6000
Facsimile: +61 2 6268 8666


Attached to Adams Auditorium, Building 111,
UNSW Canberra Campus

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday – 08.30 to 16.30
Friday* – 08.30 – 16.00
* On the first Friday of each month Student Administrative Services closes at 13.00.

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