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 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.

DateTimeFaculty/Department
Thursday 19 December 2019 10:00am Pathways and Vocational Education, Faculty of Business and Law (AGSE PG degrees and untagged Bachelor of Business degrees), Swinburne Research
Thursday 19 December 2019 2:00pm Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (School of Science and Aviation degrees), Swinburne Research
Thursday 19 December 2019 6:00pm Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (School of Engineering excluding Aviation and School of Software and Electrical Engineering degrees), Swinburne Research
Friday 20 December 2019 10:00am Faculty of Business and Law (Swinburne Business School PG degrees and UG excluding untagged Bachelor of Business degrees), Swinburne Research
Friday 20 December 2019 2:00pm Faculty of Health, Arts and Design (Design and Health Sciences and Health Professions degrees), Swinburne Research
Friday 20 December 2019 6:00pm Faculty of Health, Arts and Design (Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities degrees), Swinburne Research

2020 dates

MarchAugustDecember
Thursday 26 March  Wednesday 19 August Thursday 17 December
    Friday 18 December

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.