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On your graduation day

This page is all about the big day. And it's all about timing. Please read this carefully!

Choose your ceremony below and open to see how your day will unfold.

Perth - Saturday, 1 February 2020

8.00am - Arrive at venue if you wish to have photos taken with your friends and family

8.30am - Arrive at venue if you need to pick up your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

9.00am - Arrive at venue if you are already in possession of your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

9.15am - All graduates called in to theatre for the graduate briefing

9.45am - All guests called in to theatre for start of ceremony

10.00am - Graduation ceremony commences sharp

12.00pm - Graduation ceremony concludes

12.05pm - Toast to Graduates – all ceremony attendees welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served

12.45pm - Toast to Graduates concludes

Note: Professional photography available (we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for this)

12.00pm - Arrive at venue if you wish to have photos taken with your friends and family

12.30pm - Arrive at venue if you need to pick up your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

1.00pm - Arrive at venue if you are already in possession of your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

1.15pm - All graduates called in to theatre for the graduate briefing

1.45pm - All guests called in to theatre for start of ceremony

2.00pm Graduation ceremony commences sharp

4.00pm - Graduation ceremony concludes

4.05pm - Toast to Graduates – all ceremony attendees welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served

4.45pm - Toast to Graduates concludes

Note: Professional photography available (we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for this)

4.00pm - Arrive at venue if you wish to have photos taken with your friends and family

4.30pm - Arrive at venue if you need to pick up your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

5.00pm - Arrive at venue if you are already in possession of your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

5.15pm - All graduates called in to theatre for the student briefing

5.45pm - All guests called in to theatre for start of ceremony

6.00pm - Graduation ceremony commences sharp

8.15pm - Graduation ceremony concludes

8.20pm - Toast to Graduates – all ceremony attendees welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served

9.00pm - Toast to Graduates concludes

Note: Professional photography available (we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for this)

Perth - Sunday, 2 February 2020

8.00am - Arrive at venue if you wish to have photos taken with your friends and family

8.30am - Arrive at venue if you need to pick up your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

9.00am - Arrive at venue if you are already in possession of your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

9.15am - All graduates called in to theatre for the graduate briefing

9.45am - All guests called in to theatre for start of ceremony

10.00am - Graduation ceremony commences sharp

12.00pm - Graduation ceremony concludes

12.05pm - Toast to Graduates – all ceremony attendees welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served

12.45pm - Toast to Graduates concludes

Note: Professional photography available (we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for this)

12.00pm - Arrive at venue if you wish to have photos taken with your friends and family

12.30pm - Arrive at venue if you need to pick up your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

1.00pm - Arrive at venue if you are already in possession of your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

1.15pm - All graduates called in to theatre for the graduate briefing

1.45pm - All guests called in to theatre for start of ceremony

2.00pm Graduation ceremony commences sharp

4.00pm - Graduation ceremony concludes

4.05pm - Toast to Graduates – all ceremony attendees welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served

4.45pm - Toast to Graduates concludes

Note: Professional photography available (we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for this)

4.00pm - Arrive at venue if you wish to have photos taken with your friends and family

4.30pm - Arrive at venue if you need to pick up your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

5.00pm - Arrive at venue if you are already in possession of your graduate (and guest) ticket/s

5.15pm - All graduates called in to theatre for the student briefing

5.45pm - All guests called in to theatre for start of ceremony

6.00pm - Graduation ceremony commences sharp

8.15pm - Graduation ceremony concludes

8.20pm - Toast to Graduates – all ceremony attendees welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served

9.00pm - Toast to Graduates concludes

Note: Professional photography available (we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for this)

Bunbury - Saturday, 15 February 2020

1.00pm onwards - Arrive at venue:

  • To pick up your regalia.
  • If you need to pick up your graduate and guest ticket/s.
  • If you wish to have your photo taken by GFP Studios Photography. There may be a long queue for this, please allow sufficient time.

4.15pm - Photographs of each course group will be taken. The order of course group will be announced over the PA. Following your group photo, you will be placed in the correct position for the Parade

4.50pm - All graduates placed in processional order for the street parade

5.00pm - ECU Graduation Street Parade

5.20pm - Street Parade concludes. All graduates to move straight into BREC auditorium for student briefing

5.50pm - All guests called in to auditorium for start of ceremony

6.00pm - Graduation ceremony commences

7.30pm - Graduation ceremony concludes (approximate time)

7.35pm - Toast to Graduates - all ceremony attendees welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served

8.00pm - Toast to Graduates concludes. Ensure you have returned your regalia to the Wellington Suite

8.05pm - GFP Studios Photography will be available for those who require photos

Not sure which ceremony you're in? See our Important graduation dates webpage.

On-stage procedure

Graduates are seated by award in the theatre. When it's time for the award presentations to begin, you'll be called on stage, row-by-row. Your name will be checked just prior to going on stage as part of checking that all graduates are in the correct order to receive their testamur.

Order of movement

  • When instructed, exit your row to the left.
  • Your name will be checked by a member of the Graduations team.
  • Move up the stairs and stand on the marked line on stage.
  • When your name is called, walk at a normal pace to the Vice-Chancellor in the centre of the stage.
  • Take your testamur with your left hand and shake hands with your right.
  • Smile for a photo with the person presenting it to you.
  • Continue across the stage in the same direction, descending the stairs at the other side and return to your seat.

If you can't attend

If you've registered to attend your ceremony, but find that you're no longer able to come along, please call us on (+61 8) 6304 2011 or email graduations@ecu.edu.au immediately so we can make alternative arrangements for you to receive your testamur.

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