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
August ceremonies

21 - 25 August 2023

UNSW Canberra ceremonies

15 September 2023 and 13 December 2023 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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