Schedule of Graduation Ceremonies

Schedule of Graduation Ceremonies

UNSW Sydney 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 2020 graduation ceremonies will be held as follows:

  • May 2020 graduation festival - POSTPONED:  

    While NSW Health have advised us not to close the campus, we have been advised to introduce a number of steps to reduce virus transmission, including social distancing. 

    In line with this advice, UNSW has made the decision to not hold the May graduation ceremonies which were to commence on Monday May 4 and conclude on Thursday May 14.

  • August 2020 graduation festival - POSTPONED:

    In response to government advice regarding social distancing measures due to COVID-19, UNSW has made the decision to not hold the August graduation ceremonies which were to commence on Friday 14 August 2020 and conclude on Thursday 27 August 2020.


  • December 2020 graduation festival - TO BE CONFIRMED:
    Friday 27 November 2020 - Saturday 12 December 2020 
    (dates have been extended to include May and August ceremony graduates)

    We will continue to closely monitor and comply with the latest government regulations and health advice, and we will advise you as soon as we can regarding the graduation ceremonies in December 2020.

  • May 2021 graduation festival
    (dates to be confirmed)

Dual degree students taking out both degrees will be allocated to the ceremony for the faculty that administers the program.


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

May 2020

Further graduate information.

August 2020

Further graduate information

December 2020 schedule

For ceremonies held at Kensington Campus in December 2020.

UNSW Canberra Graduations website

For ceremonies held at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

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


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