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 (or earlier):

  • 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

Please do not book travel until you have been allocated to a ceremony AND changed your attend type to 'Attending' in myUNSW as ceremony dates and times are subject to change.


UNSW graduation ceremonies will be held as follows:

UNSW Sydney May ceremonies

1 - 12 May 2023

*attendance to May 2023 ceremonies has closed

UNSW Sydney August ceremonies

21 - 25 August 2023

UNSW Canberra ceremonies

15 September 2023 (to be confirmed) and 13 December 2023 (to be confirmed) held at the Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW Canberra for UNSW Canberra graduates only.

Return to a future ceremony?

If you were unable to attend your original ceremony and wish to return to a future ceremony, please visit 'Return to a future ceremony' for Expression of Interest submission dates.

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