Ceremony dates and venue

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 within two weeks of the result release dates 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
  • click the 'Save' button to submit.

Upcoming ceremony dates

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

Tuesday 19 December 2017 11am Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne Research
Tuesday 19 December 2017 4pm Faculty of Health, Arts and Design (all except Design, Film and TV, Teaching programs), Swinburne Research
Wednesday 20 December 2017 11am Faculty of Business and Law (non-Info Systems), Swinburne Research
Wednesday 20 December 2017 4pm Pathways and Vocational Education, Faculty of Business and Law (Info Systems only), Faculty of Health, Arts and Design (Design, Film and TV, Teaching programs only), Swinburne Research

 2018 dates

MarchAugust December
Thursday 15 March  Wednesday 22 August Wednesday 19 December
  Thursday 23 August Thursday 20 December

2019 dates

March AugustDecember
Tuesday 26 March  Wednesday 21 August Tuesday 17 December
  Thursday 22 August Wednesday 18 December

Graduation venue and transport

All graduation ceremonies are held at Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition CentreFind out more about the venue and view an interactive map of Plenary (scroll to the bottom of the page and select 'Venue map').

You can find information about 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.