Attending your ceremony

On the day

Graduation ceremonies include the formal presentation of degrees, diplomas and certificates, addresses by dignitaries and members of the University. The formal proceedings last for approximately one hour, with light refreshments and photography and framing services available for one hour after the ceremony concludes.

  • Guest Tickets

    Complimentary Winthrop Hall Guest tickets: To collect up to two complimentary guest tickets for Winthrop Hall, please log in to the GFP online ordering portal from Tuesday 30 November 2021. Please ensure you order Guest Tickets via the online portal before the portal closes at midday the day prior to your ceremony. You will be able to send your guests their electronic tickets via the portal.

    Livestream tickets: As each graduand receives up to two complimentary Winthrop Hall guest tickets, ticket sales for our on-campus livestream venue are available for your guests who wish to come to campus to view your graduation ceremony and attend the post-ceremony reception.  Additional guest tickets can be purchased from GFP online ordering portal for the livestreaming venue. Please ensure you order Guest Tickets via the online portal before the portal closes at midday the day prior to your ceremony. Livestream tickets are still available to purchase on the day from the Information Tent at the entrance to Winthrop Hall, one and a half hours prior to your ceremony.

    If you have any problems with the GFP Online Ordering Portal, please contact GFP directly: info@gfp.com.au, call GFP's customer support team at Australia: 1300 360 445 - International: +61 8 8154 1388

     
  • Viewing Ceremony Online Via Livestream Link

    For friends and family who are unable to attend your physical graduation ceremony, they will be able to view your graduation ceremony live via this link here

  • Arriving

    You should arrive one hour before the ceremony at the reception marquee on Whitfield Court. It is important that you register your arrival by scanning the "Registration QR Code". Guests can enter Winthrop Hall and the Live Stream venue by ticket only; ensure that all guests are sent their e-tickets prior to the ceremony. Guests are asked to be seated 30 minutes prior to the ceremony starting.

  • Parking

    Parking details to be displayed in the weeks preceding the December graduation ceremonies.

    Download your copy of the UWA car park map here

    Please note: Vehicles must be parked in a designated parking bay. This excludes ACROD, Reserved and Service Bays where the appropriate permit must be displayed at all times.

  • Your seat number

    To obtain your ticket and seat details, be sure to:

    1. Register your attendance for your graduation ceremony via the GFP online ordering portal
    2. Scan the “Registration QR Code” onsite, when you collect your regalia or on the day of your ceremony. You will receive a text message, containing a link to your seat number and ticket. Your seat number and ticket will only be available on the day of your ceremony. 
  • HOW TO WEAR YOUR REGALIA VIDEOS

    ·        How to wear your UWA Graduation Regalia – Bachelor Degree - video

    ·        How to wear your UWA Graduation Regalia – Bachelor Degree with Honours - video

    ·        How to wear your UWA Graduation Regalia – Master Degree - video

  • Multimedia services and merchandise

    GFP Graduations is the official supplier of photography, framing and DVD services at all graduation ceremonies and will be located in the Undercroft at Winthrop Hall during the graduation round.

    The team will:

    • take group and individual photographs before and after the ceremony
    • take a photograph of each graduand shaking the Chancellor's hand on stage
    • provide a large range of frames for immediate framing (a photocopy of your certificate is taken prior to framing)
    • capture every graduand’s special moment on DVD
    • provide you a free digital download of your stage photograph

    For complete product and pricing information, visit the GFP website.

    UWA merchandise

    A range of UWA merchandise, including official clothing and souvenirs, will be on sale on Whitfield Court (outside Winthrop Hall) before and after the ceremony.

  • TYPICAL GRADUATION CEREMONY ORDER OF PROCEEDING
    • The graduand and academic procession will enter and the assembly is required to stand
    • The National Anthem – all graduands and academic are requested to remove their cap
    • Proceedings will be opened by the Chancellor
    • Opening Address
    • Graduation Address
    • Conferral of Awards
    • Warden of Convocation's Welcome Address
    • Valedictory Address
    • Proceedings will be closed by the Chancellor
    • The assembly is requested to stand and the procession will retire
    • On occasion the University may also award Honorary Degrees and/or Chancellor’s Medals to distinguished invitees who have made an invaluable contribution to the University and the community.
View from the rear of graduates entering Winthrop Hall

Your procession to Winthrop Hall

Graduands and members of the School will be processing (walking in formation in regalia) from Whitfeld Court to Winthrop Hall. As such, you are asked to arrive at Whitfeld Court no later than one hour before the ceremony start time so you don't miss out on this part of the celebration.

After gathering at your assembly area, you’ll be assigned to a row according to your seat number. Don’t switch places with another graduand as you’ll be called onto stage and seated in the order in which you lined up.

If you arrive late, visit the information tent outside Winthrop Hall.

Crossing the stage (dais)

Graduands with a seat number from A-Z

Number 1
When prompted by staff, take the folder on your chair, rise with your row and move to the left aisle of the hall.
Number 2
Identify yourself to the staff member attending, have your academic dress adjusted (if necessary) and wait here until the presenter calls your name.
Number 3

Proceed towards the Chancellor, stop at a spot marked on the floor, "doff" your mortarboard (this will be the stage photo) and walk back to your seat via the stairs in the centre of the dais. There will be no hand shaking and appropriate COVID-19 physical distance will be maintained while ensuring the graduand receives a quality stage photo.

Number 4
When the last graduand returns to their seat, staff will prompt you to stand and the Chancellor will confer your award. Staff will then prompt you to sit.

Graduands with a Stage (dais) ticket number

Doctorate graduands are seated on the dais. In some graduation ceremonies, postgraduate graduands may also be on the dais. A higher doctorate is a prestigious and rare honour conferred by the Senate to exceptional scholars in recognition of their contribution to a particular field of research. The rigorous process of evaluation means this degree is awarded to scholars of outstanding merit.

Number 1
When prompted by staff, take the folder on your chair, rise with your row and move to the right-hand side of the dais.
Number 2
Proceed to the presenter and wait until you are presented to the Chancellor.
Number 3

Proceed towards the Chancellor, stop at a spot marked on the floor, "doff" your mortarboard (this will be the stage photo). Return to your seat via the centre aisle and sit down. There will be no hand shaking and appropriate COVID-19 physical distance will be maintained while ensuring the graduand receives a quality stage photo.

Number 4
When the last graduand returns to their seat, staff will prompt you to stand and the Chancellor will confer your award. Staff will then prompt you to sit.
View of graduation ceremony from the balcony of Winthrop Hall

How to "doff"

To "doff", walk towards the Chancellor and stop approximately one metre away.

Then, ‘pinch’ the right side of your cap with your thumb and index finger of your right hand.

Nod slightly towards the Chancellor.


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