Ceremony dates and venue

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, graduation ceremonies are unable to proceed.

Ceremony dates

Swinburne will automatically allocate you a ceremony date when you’re eligible to graduate.

This date will be in the email that student communications sends you, typically at least four weeks before your graduation ceremony. Check this email to confirm your individual date.

The results release date of your final unit will influence your graduation ceremony date.

The time between your results release date and your graduation ceremony is typically at least four weeks.

The exception is December graduation ceremonies. These are held the week following result release so students can graduate before the end of the year.

If you’ve completed your last unit too close to the next graduation ceremony, you’ll automatically be allocated the next ceremony after that.

Changing your ceremony date

You can change the ceremony date you’ve been offered if it doesn’t suit you:

  • log in to My Graduation
  • click the 'Modify' button 
  • select ‘Postpone’ from the drop-down options. You can defer to the next round of graduation ceremonies or add a text note to nominate your preferred date.
  • NOTE: You will only be able to postpone your ceremony once. 
  • click the 'Save' button to submit.

Upcoming ceremony dates

These graduation ceremony dates are correct at time of publication but they can change.

2020 dates

In response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and government restrictions, we are unable to hold large, face-to-face events this year. To celebrate this milestone and the achievements of our graduands, we will be holding Virtual Graduation ceremonies, free for graduands and attendees.

Please note you will still be able to participate in a later graduation ceremony even if you attend a Virtual Ceremony. Future ceremonies will be available when they can be safely delivered.

Keep a lookout for future updates.


Graduation venue and transport

All graduation ceremonies are held at Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

You can find information about the venue and transport options, including car parking and public transport access, on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre website

Get help and advice

If your graduation ceremony date or time looks wrong in the system, or you have other queries, contact student HQ.