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Adelaide Ceremony

The University of Adelaide holds presentation ceremonies in April/May and September in Bonython Hall, North Terrace Campus.

Students who have elected to attend a ceremony in Adelaide will be notified of their ceremony allocation via Access Adelaide.

Once you have been assigned to a particular ceremony, you can start to plan and prepare for the day:

Graduates will be allocated two (2) tickets for guests to attend their graduation ceremony. Instructions to print guest tickets will be available when graduates are sent their confirmation in Access Adelaide.

Guests without tickets are welcome to view a live stream of the ceremony in Hub Central.

Collecting Your Tickets

Tickets will be available online after ceremony allocation is finalised. You will be able to print your guest tickets via the online portal. Please log in using your student ID without the 'a' to access your guest tickets. Your graduate ticket which indicates your seat number and is used for graduate registration, will be provided to you when you collect your academic dress.

Please note that tickets will not be posted to students under any circumstances.

All graduates attending the ceremony are required to wear the appropriate academic dress - gown with a hood and mortar board or bonnet. As your graduation is a formal event, we recommend wearing business attire under your gown and comfortable shoes.

Academic Dress Hire

Academic dress can be hired or purchased from GFP Graduations. Students are encouraged to obtain their academic dress from GFP Graduations, who are the Universities preferred supplier.

The University does not recommend Academic Dress sourced from other providers as the Academic Dress provided may not be consistent with The University of Adelaide requirements.

Students graduating in upcoming ceremonies will receive email notification and information posted to their Access Adelaide account of how to register for the ceremony, and book Academic Dress through the preferred supplier, GFP.

GFP Graduations

The hire or purchase of academic dress for all students attending a Graduation Presentation Ceremony in Adelaide is provided by GFP Graduations.

Please visit GFP Gowning Link to external website and follow the 3 easy Steps to order and pay for your academic dress hire (payable by VISA and Master Card only). If you are unable to pay by credit card please contact Customer Service at or 1300 360 445.

Gowns hired from GFP Graduations can be collected from the Harry Medlin Rooms on level 4, Union Building. See the North Terrace campus map for directions.

If you have a morning ceremony, you will need to collect your gown between 8:00am and 9:30am on the DAY of your ceremony.

If you have an afternoon ceremony, you will need to collect your gown between 11:00am and 12:30pm on the DAY of your ceremony.

Prices for Hire of Academic Dress

Bachelors Degree
Gown $40            
Hood $20
Mortar Board $20
Gown $60    
Hood $30
Bonnet $30

Prices for Purchase of Academic Dress

Purchase prices for academic dress can be found at GFP Gowning.

GFP has been contracted to provide a complete record of each ceremony, as well as a portrait photographic service for graduates.  Please visit the GFP website Link to external website for further details.

Please note: You may pre-order Link to external website your University of Adelaide graduation photographs.

GFP Studios
1/49 Holland Street,
Thebarton SA 5031

Ph: 1300 360 445

GFP's 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 and you simply go online to view and order prints. You can share your login, so your family and friends can see the photos and can choose to purchase copies too.

There is a small fee associated with providing this service, generally $40, which is payable on the day.
Once your order is placed, GFP will send it to you within 10 business days


R & J Framing Link to external website have been contracted by the University to provide certificate framing services after the Adelaide ceremonies.

R & J Framing
1125 Skipton Road
Lismore Victoria 3324
Ph: (03) 5596 3503
Mobile: 0407 501 246

Parchment Plaques

Corporate Awards Link to external website have been contracted by the University to provide certificate plaques after the Adelaide ceremonies.
Contact: Darren Rutherford - 8326 0800

Take home a reminder of your time at the University with a special gift or keepsake. Official University of Adelaide clothing, graduation gifts and memorabilia are available exclusively from The Adelaide University Union and The General .

The full range of official merchandise including limited edition graduation items will be available for purchase at all local graduation ceremonies, or you can view and purchase the range from the online store.

You are required to check-in at the Eastern Side of Bonython Hall (the Colombo Plan Alumni Court) no later than 45 minutes before the commencement of the ceremony. It is recommended you arrive well in advance of the check-in deadline. You will be seated in your allocated seat in Bonython Hall for a pre-ceremony briefing. Please be punctual and ensure that you are wearing the appropriate academic dress.

At the Briefing:

  • When you arrive, you will check-in and marshals will direct you to your allocated seat in Bonython Hall.
  • A pre-ceremony briefing will be delivered to all graduates 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.
  • It is important that you pay close attention during the briefing as it includes information about how you will be presented on stage.

During the Ceremony:

If you are Seated on Stage:

  1. A marshal will ask you to stand and take up your position on the mark at stage right to have your name checked.
  2. When your thesis title and name are announced walk towards the Chancellor and shake hands. If you do not wish to shake the Chancellor's hand please keep your hands by your side and nod.
  3. Receive your parchment(s) from the Chancellor and wait for your photograph to be taken; and
  4. Return to your seat on stage.

If you are Seated in the Body of the Bonython Hall:

  1. A marshal will direct you to the stage door to have your name checked.
  2. Take up your position on the mark at stage right.
  3. When your name is announced walk towards the Chancellor and stop to shake hands. If you do not wish to shake the Chancellor's hand please keep your hands by your side and nod.
  4. Receive your parchment(s) from the Chancellor and wait for your photograph to be taken; and
  5. Exit the stage through the Western door and return to your seat. There will be ushers to direct you back to your seat.

Once the ceremony has concluded the stage party will leave the hall followed by the Graduates. Marshals will direct the Graduates when to leave the hall.


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