Conferral and Ceremony Dates

When you complete your studies at the University of Adelaide you need to apply for the conferral of your award and select a presentation event, either in person or in absentia. Both applications are actioned in your MyAdelaide account.

National Public Holiday Thursday 22 September

Thursday 22 September has been declared a public holiday in observance of a National Day of Mourning to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As a result, the University has rescheduled Graduation Ceremonies originally planned for this date.

Graduates who were scheduled to attend a Ceremony on Thursday 22 September have receive communication via student email regarding their revised Ceremony details. The updated Ceremony Schedule and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are now available.

The Graduation Ceremonies scheduled for 10am and 2pm on Wednesday 21 September and Friday 23 September have not been impacted.

Conferral Dates

There are currently six conferral rounds each year.

The conferral dates for 2022 are as follows:

Date Conferral round Available to
9 March 2022 Summer Conferral All programs
30 May 2022 HDR May Conferral Higher Degree by Research programs only
31 July 2022 Semester 1 Conferral All programs
12 October 2022 HDR October Conferral Higher Degree by Research programs only
14 December 2022 DVM December Conferral Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program only
31 December 2022 Semester 2 Conferral All programs

You can view important dates and deadlines for upcoming conferral rounds here.

Presentation Events

You have two options for receiving your testamur:

  1. Attend a graduation ceremony that is scheduled within 12 months of your conferral date - you have the choice of either the next April/May or the next September ceremony round (please note that ceremony attendance is no longer available once 12 months have passed since your conferral date).
  2. Receive your testamur in the next available In Absentia round.

It is your responsibility to select a presentation event in your MyAdelaide account, to receive your testamur. Strict deadlines apply.

Graduation Ceremonies and In Absentia

There are currently two rounds of graduation ceremonies held at the University of Adelaide's North Terrace campus each year. Each of these are immediately followed by an In Absentia round for graduates who choose not to attend a ceremony.

  • April/May graduation ceremonies
  • September graduation ceremonies

You can view important dates and deadlines for upcoming graduation ceremonies here.

Click here for information about how to apply for conferral and presentation event