Getting to the Ceremony

All of our onshore graduation ceremonies are held in the historical Bonython Hall on the North Terrace campus.

Bonython Hall is located on North Terrace at the end of Pulteney Street, and there are many transport options for getting to the ceremony.

We recommend that graduates arrive on campus approximately 90 minutes prior to the commencement of the ceremony to allow time for collecting Academic Dress, checking in and attending the pre-ceremony briefing. The guest entrance to Bonython Hall opens approximately 30 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Public transport

If you wish to travel to the ceremony via public transport, the Adelaide Train Station is only a 10-15 minute walk from the campus. There are also numerous bus stops located only a short walk from the campus. For more information about public transport options, visit the Adelaide Metro website.


Ticketed public parking is available on Kintore Avenue and Victoria Drive. Parking is also available at a number of commercial car parks close to the campus.

For more parking information, visit the City of Adelaide website.

Please note that parking on the University grounds is not permitted without a University of Adelaide parking permit. This includes the underground car park next to Bonython Hall.

Campus Map

Campus maps

The places that you will need to visit on campus for the ceremony are marked on the map.

1. Hub Central - gowning, photography, framing and merchandise

  • Level 5 (Mezzanine) - GFP's gowning services are located on the Mezzanine level of Hub Central. This is where you will need to go to collect and return your Academic Dress, and collect your graduate ticket.
  • Level 4 - You will find GFP photography studios, stage photos, testamur framing and plaque services. Merchandise is also available from the AUU General Store.
  • Level 3 - Ask Adelaide are located at the bottom of the stairs on level 3, and will be able to assist with information.

2. Bonython Hall - ceremony venue and graduate registration (coursework graduates only)

This is where the ceremony will be held. Registration for coursework graduates is via the Eastern door and opens 90 minutes prior to the ceremony.

3. Mitchell Building, Level 1 - postgraduate research graduate registration

This is where postgraduate research graduates (Doctor of Philosophy and Masters by Research), Medallists and Mace Bearers are required to register for the ceremony. Graduates should register approximately 60 minutes prior to the ceremony.

4. Ira Raymond Room, Level 3 Barr Smith Library -  not currently in use for Graduation Ceremonies

5. Goodman Crescent Lawns

On the Goodman Crescent Lawns you may find the Alumni team to welcome new graduates