Ceremony Dates and Deadlines

Information about upcoming University of Adelaide graduation ceremonies and In Absentia rounds can be found on this page. Graduation ceremonies are held in Adelaide in April/May and September each year.

Disclaimer:

Please note that Graduation Ceremony dates and format are subject to change at any time, depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation and related SA Health restrictions in South Australia.

September 2021 graduation ceremonies

The September 2021 Graduation Ceremonies are provisionally scheduled to be held in Bonython Hall between Tuesday 21 to Tuesday 28 September 2021. 

Important dates and deadlines
Early August Provisional schedule of ceremony dates and times to be published on this website
By 5:00pm, Thursday 12 August 2021

Ceremony Attendance Confirmation Letters released in Access Adelaide
This letter will provide detailed information about your allocated ceremony, guest tickets and academic dress hire

Applications for additional guest tickets open in Access Adelaide
11:59pm Friday 20 August 2021 Applications for additional guest tickets close
By 5:00pm, Wednesday 25 August 2021 First round of additional guest tickets issued
Notification will be sent to successful applicants via student email
By 5:00pm, Wednesday 1 September 2021 Second round of additional guest tickets issued
Notification will be sent to successful applicants via student email
By 5:00pm, Wednesday 8 September 2021 Third round of additional guest tickets issued
Notification will be sent to successful applicants via student email
 
Ceremony Schedule

In Absentia September 2021

In Absentia testamurs will be available for collection or post approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the in person ceremonies. It is expected that In Absentia testamurs will be released by mid-October.

If you have applied to receive your testamur In Absentia, you will be notified via email once it is ready for collection or has been posted.


Requests to delay ceremony attendance due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

Graduates are eligible to attend a ceremony that is held within 12 months of their conferral date. If you have been conferred or have a current application for conferral, the ceremony options available to you will be listed in your Access Adelaide conferral application.

If you will be unable to attend any of the graduation ceremonies available to you due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, please refer to the COVID-19 Special Circumstances outlined on the Graduations Business Rules website for your options.