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Ipswich Graduation Ceremony: Business & Commerce; Information Technology; Law & Justice; Engineering & Built Environment; Health & Community; Sciences

*book early to ensure your place in this ceremony - capacity is limited

When 10.00am Friday 8 May 2020
How long Graduates must expect to be onsite from 8.00am to 12.00pm  
Where Ipswich: Ipswich Civic Centre, Cnr Limestone & Nicholas Streets
Don’t miss
these important deadlines!!
Ceremony Registration before midnight Thursday 26 March 2020
Ceremony Fee Payment before midnight Thursday 26 March 2020
Guest Ticket Bookings open 10.00am Monday 30 March 2020 until midnight Sunday 12 April 2020
. You are allowed a maximum of 4 guests over 18months of age at this ceremony. If additional guest seats become available, all graduands will be advised of this at the same time by UMail in the week prior to the ceremony. Tickets will not available on ceremony day!
On ceremony day
On ceremony day if you are unable to attend, you must contact the Graduations Officers to be removed from the ceremony - otherwise you risk losing your AUD150 Ceremony Fee payment. P: +617 4631 1647 or +617 4631 1741
Recommended parking is marked on the Parking Map.
Engage on ceremony day via #usq.
Registration & gowning for graduates
Graduands must arrive by no later than 8.00am to the Cunningham Room, Ipswich Civic Centre. You must be seated at the Ipswich Civic Centre according to your Seating Card by 9.30am. You will not be seated with your guests during the ceremony.
Registration & gowning for Doctoral graduates
Doctoral graduands must arrive by no later than 8.00am to the Academic & VIP Gowning Room, Ipswich Civic Centre. You must be ready to assemble for the Academic Procession by 9.30am. You will be seated onstage for the duration of the ceremony. *excludes Juris Doctor
Ceremony duration
Your ceremony will take approximately 1 hour.
Your guests will be able to enter the venue from 9.00am. Ensure you have given a digital or print copy guest ticket/s including the QR code to your guests – ushers will be scanning all guest tickets at the entrance to the venue. All children over 18months must have a ticket. Children are welcome at the ceremony but please make sure they are supervised, stay seated and are quiet during the ceremony. Please leave prams in the pram parking area.
Light refreshments
After the ceremony, light refreshments will be served on the terrace from 11.00am to 12.00pm. Your graduation is a celebration, but please be aware that USQ ceremonies are alcohol-free.
Studio photography
Silver Rose Photography will be available to take studio photographs of you and your guests before and after the ceremony. You will be able to purchase your stage photo immediately after the ceremony from their photo kiosk.
Gowning returns
Your loaned academic gowning must be returned within 1 hour of the conclusion of the ceremony - no later than 11.30am