On the Day of Graduation

The April Graduation Ceremonies will be held at the Alan Mitchell Sports Centre, Flinders University, Bedford Park between Wednesday 11 April and Tuesday 17 April, with ceremonies being held at 11:00am and 3:00pm.

Important information 

1. Report to the Check In Desks, 1 to 1.5 hours prior to the commencement of the ceremony.

You MUST check in to collect your allocated seat number.

2. At least 30 minutes before the ceremony, take your allocated seat in the graduation hall. Ushers will be on hand to direct you to the correct seat. An explanation of the proceedings will be given once all graduands are seated. It is VITAL that you sit in the seat allocated to you.

Please ensure that all mobile phones are switched off once you have entered the hall. Guests will be permitted to enter the hall approximately 15 mins prior to the start of the ceremony.

3. At the conclusion of the ceremony graduates join the academic procession and move out of the hall as directed by the Marshalling Officer.

Graduation ceremonies last for approximately 1.5 hours.

During the Graduation Ceremony


The graduation ceremony commences with the entrance of the academic procession. All stand. At the conclusion of the Australian National Anthem you may be seated.

After an opening address, the first row of graduands will be signalled to stand and move to the aisle, and led down towards the stage. Each row will then be signalled to follow.

Shortly before your name is called, you will be prompted to walk up to the edge of the stage.

You will proceed to centre stage once your name is called, where you will doff your mortarboard before being presented to the Officiating Officer, who will shake your hand. (If for cultural reasons you would prefer not to shake hands, please indicate this on your graduation application form). You will be handed your parchment and will then proceed to walk across the stage and down the steps where you will be guided back to your seat.


On Campus during Graduation Days


On Graduation days the carparking is free in white-marked general parking bays, and the closest parking to the Graduation ceremony is in Car Park 1. Please note that car parking spaces on campus can fill early, so you will need to allow plenty of time for parking before you are due to arrive.

The closest drop-off point for those with limited mobility is at the end of Registry Road.

Car Park 6 is restricted for people with a valid disability parking permit or those with special requirements on the day. Please contact Graduation Services if you or your guests require parking in Car Park 6 and don't have a valid disability parking permit.


Loop Bus

The Loop Bus will operate during Graduation week between Car Parks 1, 2 and 9, Registry Road, Sturt and Flinders Medical Centre. The Loop Bus will keep circling the route approximately every 20 minutes between 8:30am and 6:00pm. Please refer to the campus map for car park locations.


Public Transport

Public transport is available to Flinders University. For information, please visit: adelaidemetro.com.au.

Buses will be redirected to a bus stop on the top level of Car Park 1. If you have issues with stairs please contact security on 8201 2880 to arrange alternate access from Car Park 1 bus stop.


Celebration Lunch

Cafe Alere are offering an exclusive lunch special as part of your graduation day celebrations.

Bookings are essential!

Phone: (08) 8277 7186

Email: alere@flinders.edu.au

Web:  www.alereatflinders.com.au


Other Services


GFP Graduations are contracted by Flinders University to take photographs during the graduation ceremonies and have studios available before and after each ceremony for portraits. A photograph of your stage presentation will be available to purchase and take home on the day.

The studio Deluxe Proofing Service is a great way to see all of your images online. You get to choose which images you like the best and mix and match them into a package that suits you. GFP will notify you of your secure login by email and sms, then you simply go online to view and order prints. You can share your login, so your family and friends can also view the photographs and purchase prints too. A fee of $30 is payable on the day and this covers the cost of the photographic sitting where a variety of poses are taken. Once your order to purchase prints of the photographs is placed, GFP will post the photographs to you within 10 business days.

Phone: 1300 360 445

Email: support@gfp.com.au

Web: www.gfp.com.au



R&J Framing provide custom-made mounting and framing of your parchment on-the-spot after the graduation ceremony. Further details:

Phone: (03) 5596 3503 or 0407 501 246

Web: www.rjframing.com.au



Jasmine's Flowers will be present at the graduation ceremonies, with range of floral gifts that will be available for sale. Please contact Jasmine's Flowers if you wish to pre-order an arrangement for collection on the day at the Graduation Ceremonies. Further details:

Phone: (08) 8276 7370

Web: www.jasminesflowers.com.au