On the Day

The April 2014 graduation ceremonies will be held Monday, 14 April - Thursday, 17 April 2014 on campus in the Graduation Hall (Alan Mitchell Sport Centre).

  • Monday, 14 April - Faculty of Education, Humanities & Law
  • Tuesday, 15 April - Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences
  • Wednesday, 16 April - Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Thursday, 17 April - Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science and Faculty of Science and Engineering

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.

 

Parking

Car parking is available on campus at Flinders University. The closest car park is Car Park 1, which can be accessed via University Drive. There will be no charge for car parking during the week of graduation. Please be aware that car parking spaces may fill early, and graduands and guests should allow plenty of time for this. The closest drop-off point for guests with mobility issues is at the end of Registry Road. Please refer to the campus map for further information and directions.  

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

Photographs

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

Framing

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

Florist

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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