On the Day

The September 2014 graduation ceremonies will be held Friday, 26 September 2014 at the Adelaide Town Hall, King William Street, Adelaide.

  • Morning ceremony, 10am - The Faculty of Education, Humanities & Law and The Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Afternoon ceremony, 3pm - TheFaculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Important information 

1. Report to the registration area, at least one hour prior to the commencement of the ceremony.

You MUST register in order to collect your 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.



There are numerous car parks available in the city, however, please be aware they can fill quickly. Please allow extra time for city traffic and finding a car park. Public transport is also available, visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au for details.

Graduands/ Guests with Disabilities

The university is pleased to assist you if you have special requirements. If you, or your guests, use a wheelchair, crutches, have a guide dog or require disability parking, please let us know what your requirements are as soon as possible. The Graduation Office can be contacted on +61 8 8201 3077 or email graduation@flinders.edu.au.

Other services


Georges France Photographers will take photographs during the graduation ceremonies and have studios available before and after each ceremony for portraits. Further details:

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 Jasmines 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


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