December 2014 Graduation Ceremonies

The December graduation ceremonies will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday, 17 December 2014.

The morning ceremony will begin at 10am and will include the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

The afternoon ceremony will begin at 3pm and will include the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Applications for the December 2014 Graduation ceremonies are now closed. Information on the April 2015 ceremonies will be available in February.






To be eligible to graduate at the next graduation ceremonies in December 2014, you must be:

  • an international student who has completed/will complete all requirements of your course in Semester 2 2014 or earlier Or
  • a domestic or international student completing the Doctor of Medicine, Master of Occupational Therapy or the Master of Physiotherapy in Semester 2 2014 Or
  • a domestic student who has completed all the requirements of your course in Semester 1 2014 or earlier

If you are not one of the above, the next ceremonies which you may be eligible to apply for will be held in April 2015. Applications for these ceremonies will open in approximately March next year.

If you fit the above criteria, you may be eligible to apply for graduation in December. Please note that if you sit a supplementary exam in semester 2, 2014, you will not be eligible to attend December graduation.

To confirm that you have completed the requirements of your award, please contact your Faculty Office.


Next Steps

There are several steps you need to ensure you can graduate:

Step 1  - Check eligibility: Please refer to the above criteria to ensure you are eligible to graduate. Eligible students will receive graduation information in  October 2014, provided that:

 • Your postal address is current and correct in the Student Information System AND

• Your Faculty Office have completed you/deemed you as ‘potentially complete’ in the Student System. 

If you are unsure whether you have completed the requirements of your award, please contact your Faculty Office.


Step 2 - Payment: Pay for your academic dress hire before the due date, 8 December 2014. This can be paid by cheque, money order or credit card. Cheques and money orders are to be made payable to Flinders University and sent to the Cashier’s Office, GPO Box 2100 Adelaide  SA  5001. Credit card payments may be made online via iPay.

Please arrange for prompt payment of postage for your parchment, if you are not attending the ceremony and would like your parchment posted out. Parchments will not be sent until payment has been received. Please also ensure your address is correct in the Student Information System.

Students must also pay all debts to the University; these include 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 3 - 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 4 - Check your confirmation letter: Eligible graduands will receive a confirmation letter in December, please ensure you read this carefully. If you have not received one by Wednesday, 10 December, please contact the Graduation Office immediately to confirm your participation in the December ceremonies.


Step 6 - Academic Dress and Tickets: Collect your academic dress and tickets from Flinders University prior to your ceremony. There will not be enough time to do this on the morning of your graduation, so please arrange a friend or relative to collect this for you if you are unable to do so yourself.


  Collection and Return

Academic dress must be collected from and returned to the Sturt North Wing in room N332 at Flinders University (Building 2 on the campus map, near car park 14).

The room will be open during the following dates and times

  • Saturday 13 December: 9.00am - 2.00pm
  • Monday 15 December: 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 16 December: 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 17 December: 12.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Thursday 18 December: 8.00am - 7.00pm
  • Friday 19 December: 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Saturday 20 December: 9.00am - 12.00pm


Further Information

Please visit the Graduation FAQs page for a huge range of information and answers to your graduation queries.


Doctoral Graduands

Doctoral graduands are required to complete a form detailing their Thesis Title and Citation. 

The Citation should be no more than 150 words in length and should be forwarded to the relevant Research Higher Degree Officer in your faculty. Thesis Citation Template 2014 (DOCX 22KB)

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