April 2016 Graduation Ceremonies
Applications have now closed.
The next round of graduation ceremonies will be held from 20 - 21 September 2016, with ceremonies being at 11:00am and 3:00pm daily at Alan Mitchell Sports Centre, Bedford Park Campus, Flinders University.
Please refer to April 2016 Ceremony Allocations for your specific ceremony's date and time.
Next Steps for graduands attending the April ceremonies:
To be eligible to graduate in April 2016, you must be deemed "complete" by your Faculty Office by no later than the end of March 2016. If you have any queries regarding your completion, please contact your Faculty Office for further information.
There are several steps you need to follow if you are attending an April 2016 graduation:
Step 1 - Payment: Academic dress can be hired from the University.
- Full hire (all three items) $60.00 incl. GST
- Gown $35.00 incl. GST
- Hood $15.00 incl. GST
- Mortar board/Bonnet $10.00 incl. GST
Each item can be hired separately if you wish to supply any of your own items, however please be aware that your Hood is determined by your degree and must be correct. For more information please see Academic Dress.
Payments can be made by credit card, cheque, money order or cash (in person at Flinders Connect). Credit card payments may be made online via Online Payments. Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to Flinders University and sent to the Graduation Office, GPO Box 2100 Adelaide SA 5001. This must be paid for by Friday 1 April 2016.
Graduates will be invoiced the full replacement cost of academic dress if it is not returned. If you are unable to collect or return it yourself, please send a friend or relative to do so on your behalf.
Students must also pay all outstanding debts to the University; including debts to the library, as well as other fees. Your parchment and academic transcript will not be released to you until all outstanding debts have been finalised.
Step 2 - Check your graduation status online: Check your Graduation Status in the Student Information System. This will become active within 10 days after you apply to graduate. If your status shows as "Expected to Graduate", your eligibility to graduate is yet to be confirmed. A status of "Pass" indicates your degree is completed and you are approved for graduation. If your status indicates that you are “Expected to Graduate” but you believe it should read “Pass”, please contact your Faculty Office for advice.
Step 3 - Check your confirmation letter: Eligible graduands will receive a confirmation letter and email in early April, please ensure you read this carefully as it will contain important on the day information.
Step 4 - Academic Dress and Tickets: If you are hiring academic dress from the University, you can collect and return it from on campus.
From the Education Building, Room 3:23, Bedford Park campus (near car park 2) on the day prior to your ceremony.
Collection Dates and Times:
• Monday 11 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm (collection for Tuesday 12 April ceremonies)
• Tuesday 12 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm (collection for Wednesday 13 April ceremonies)
• Wednesday 13 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm (collection for Thursday 14 April ceremonies)
• Thursday 14 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm (collection for Friday 15 April ceremonies)
You may wish to bring a bag or coat hanger.
All academic dress items must be returned by 7pm on the day of your ceremony.
Return Dates and Times:
You can return your items immediately after your ceremony to:
The Studio, located behind the new café ‘Grind and Press’ located on the Mall, off the Registry Steps.
• Tuesday 12 April: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
• Wednesday 13 April: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
• Thursday 14 April: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
• Friday 15 April: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Alternatively return to the Education Building, Room 3:23, Bedford Park campus (near car park 2)
• Tuesday 12 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm
• Wednesday 13 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm
• Thursday 14 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm
• Friday 15 April: 8:30am – 7:00pm
• Saturday 16 April: 9:00am – 11:00am
Guest tickets are collected with academic dress.
Graduates will be invoiced the full replacement cost of academic dress if it is not returned.
If you are unable to collect or return academic dress yourself, please send a friend or relative to do so on your behalf.
Please visit the Graduation FAQs page for a range of information and answers to your graduation queries.