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Congratulations on your Graduation!
We are so excited to recognise your achievements and celebrate this significant life milestone with you at our Parramatta South campus.
The next round of ceremonies will take place between Monday 30 October - Friday 3 November 2023. Registrations will be open in late August 2023. Eligible students will be contacted via their student email.
Please read the FAQs below and if you still have questions, reach out to the Student Services Hub by using the Graduation Support and Advice Form.
Your graduation ceremony will be livestreamed. You can share the Graduation webpage link with family and friends so they can tune into your ceremony live. Recordings of the ceremony livestreams will be available via this link for up to four weeks after your ceremony. Please be advised we do not retain copies of our graduation ceremony recordings following their removal from the website.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, the intent form for April ceremonies closed on Sunday 19 February 2023. No further changes can be made to your intent response.
Yes, as with all in-person graduation ceremonies, you will be required to pay a graduation fee, which includes regalia hire.
To attend your ceremony, you will be required to pay $198 which covers your guest tickets and regalia hire that needs to be worn during the ceremony. As part of your package, you will be given your trencher (hat) to keep (with the exclusion of PhD bonnets) and a maximum of four guests tickets (of any age, including babies and children).
For refund enquiries, reach out to Student Central on the Graduation Support and Advice Form.
Graduation is a ticketed event, and tickets are required for all guests entering the venue (of any age, including babies and children). Your graduation fee covers a maximum of four guest tickets.
Family and friends are also welcome to view your ceremony via livestream.
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.
- 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.
You will need to go to building EB to register; please make sure you have a valid photo id. You will then be instructed to collect your hired regalia.
After the ceremony, please return all hired regalia within one hour after your ceremony has concluded.
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.
Guests with mobility or special requirements do not need to advise of this prior to the ceremonies; please see auditorium staff at the time of the ceremony.
Your graduation documents (including your testamur and AHEGS) are mailed to you after your award has been conferred and you have paid to receive these. 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. For further information regarding graduation documents, please visit https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/graduation_ceremonies/graduating/documents.
Yes, there will be framers on-site and you can get your testamur professionally framed. You will not be able to take your testamur with you on stage, however you will receive a memento during the ceremony for the stage photo.
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.
Providing a full range of high-quality plaques and frames, Jackson Framing offer a range of options to help showcase your University testamur. Please visit www.jacksonframes.com.au to receive a 10% discount on your frame or plaque purchase. Use coupon code WSU22 for frames and plaques during checkout. This is an online offer only. For further information, please contact email@example.com