Male graduating student

Graduation Ceremonies

Congratulations on your Graduation!

We were so excited to recognise your achievements and celebrate this significant life milestone with you at our Parramatta South campus. Ceremonies took place 23rd, 26th – 30th April 2022.

Please read the FAQs below and if you still have questions, reach out to Student Central on 1300 668 370 or +61 2 9852 5656 if calling outside Australia. You can also email studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au


Watch Recording and Stay Connected

Your graduation ceremony has been recorded on this site so you can watch the recording for four weeks after the ceremony.

Be sure to tag @westernsydneyu in your celebratory graduation posts.

Frequently Asked Questions

The current guidelines from NSW Health strongly encourage mask wearing for indoor settings where a safe distance from others cannot be maintained. As a 1.5m distance is unable to be maintained in the Auditorium, everyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask unless you have an exemption. The face mask must be worn whilst crossing the stage during your ceremony and whilst your stage photo is being taken. It is also strongly recommended that you wear the mask whilst you are in all other locations on campus.

While we are planning a graduation experience as close to a traditional ceremony as possible, the health and safety of our students, staff and guests is our priority and means that we will need to provide a modified experience from previous years to include COVID-safe requirements. 

Modifications will include:

  • Graduands and guests must adhere to directions on the day from University staff.
  • Anyone who is unvaccinated can only attend campus if they have returned a negative RAT or PCR test within 72 hours prior to coming on campus.
  • A number of outdoor locations on campus (subject to good weather) will be available for you to take photos in your regalia with your guests.
  • Ceremony proceedings will be modified, including no handshaking with the officiating party. You will still be able to take part in a photo opportunity on stage with a testamur tube.

As part of your graduation, you are required to pay a registration fee of $45 that includes guest tickets. In addition there is a fee of $65 to hire the complete set of Academic regalia that needs to be worn during the ceremony. As part of your package, you will be given your mortarboard to keep (with the exclusion of PhD bonnets).

Parking on campus will be available for free. For those needing public transport, shuttle buses operate between Parramatta Station and Parramatta South campus. More information can be found here

Family and friends are more than welcome to take photographs and/or videos of the ceremony; however, you must remain seated at all times. No tripods are allowed.

Professional photographs are taken at the ceremony of each graduand on stage. This photo is available for purchase after the ceremony. In addition, professional photographs with family and friends can be taken in the onsite studios before and after the ceremony.

When you register to attend your ceremony and select regalia requirements, you will also be asked whether you have any access requirements such as for a wheelchair, walking frame, or assistance walking across stage. You will also be able to indicate if you require a sign language interpreter. We will make necessary provisions at the ceremony to accommodate these requirements.

Your graduation documents (including your testamur and AHEGS) are mailed to you after your award has been conferred. These documents are not presented at the graduation ceremony; instead, students will be presented with a memento during the ceremony for a photo opportunity and as an additional keepsake.

Gifts & Memorabilia

Complimentary* portrait sittings are available for you and your guests, with our on-site photographers from Silver Rose. Location studios will be available before and after your ceremony, so plan ahead and make sure you visit the studios to get your special memory.

Learn more at the Silver Rose Photography website. 

*Photos are not included and should be purchased separately.

To help you celebrate this significant moment, there will be Western merchandise available on the day for purchase. Visit our stall provided by SBG Brands and grab some memorabilia such as Graduation Bears, Western apparel and more.

Our on-site florist, Kellyville Flower Spot, will have stunning bouquets available for purchase before and after the ceremony.