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Adelaide Ceremony

The University of Adelaide holds presentation ceremonies in April 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:


Please note the letters posted to Access Adelaide on the 7th of August contain an error. The deadline to apply for additional tickets should read the 20th of August 2015, not the 2nd of August 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by our error.

Graduates will be allocated two (2) tickets for guests to attend their graduation ceremony. Arrangements for guest ticket collection will be advised when graduates are sent their confirmation in Access Adelaide. Once you have received your initial allocation you may submit a request for additional tickets using Access Adelaide.

Please note that due to limited space in Bonython Hall additional tickets are not guaranteed. Guests without tickets are welcome to view a live stream of the ceremony in Hub Central.

Collecting Your Tickets

Tickets are now available for collection online via the online portal. Please log in using your student ID without the 'a' to access your guest tickets.

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 attire - 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 from GFP Graduations. Students are encouraged to obtain their academic dress from GFP Graduations who are the Universities preferred supplier.

GFP Graduations

Hire of academic dress for all students attending a Graduation Presentation Ceremony in Adelaide is provided by GFP Group.

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 1pm and 5pm on the day BEFORE your ceremony.

If you have an afternoon ceremony you will need to collect your gown between 8am and 12noon on the DAY of your ceremony.


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

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
25A King William Road,
Unley SA 5061

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 be assembled for a pre-ceremony briefing no later than 60 minutes prior to the start of your ceremony. Please be punctual and ensure that you are wearing the appropriate academic dress.

At the Briefing:

  • When you arrive, marshalls will direct you to the seating charts to find your seat. 
  • Once you have found your seat number, you must enter the briefing room.
  • 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 marshall will ask you to stand and take up your position on the mark in the centre of the stage.
  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 testamur(s); and
  4. Return to your seat on stage.


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

  1. A marshall will direct you to the stage door.
  2. Take up your position on the mark in the centre of the stage.
  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. Walk to the certificate table by the western stage door to collect your parchment; 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 and VIP guests will leave the hall. Marshalls will direct Graduates to leave the hall.






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