Schedule of Graduation Ceremonies


The current situation with COVID-19 in Greater Sydney is continuing. In line with NSW Health advice, UNSW has made the decision not to hold August 2021 Graduation ceremonies, which were scheduled to commence on Monday 16th August and conclude on Thursday 19th August. Further information for graduates can be found on the August 2021 Schedule of Ceremonies webpage.


UNSW Sydney usually holds 3 graduation festivals in Sydney at the end of each term, to be included in the graduation festivals your degree needs to be conferred as follows:

  • between November and March for inclusion in May ceremonies
  • between April and June for inclusion in August ceremonies
  • between July and October for inclusion in December ceremonies

UNSW Sydney 2021 graduation ceremonies will be held as follows:

  • May 2021 graduation festival : 3 May - 19 May 2021
  • August 2021 graduation festival : 16 August - 19 August 2021 CANCELLED
  • December 2021 graduation festival: 22 November - 4 December 2021 (To Be Confirmed)

To find out when your graduation ceremony will be held, consult the:

Please do not book travel until you have been allocated to a ceremony AND changed your attend type to 'Attending' in myUNSW.

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