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 August and October for inclusion in December ceremonies


UNSW Sydney 2020 ceremonies will be held as follows:

  • May 2020:  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 are currently scheduled to commence on Monday May 4 and conclude on Thursday May 14.
  • August 2020: Monday 17 August 2020 - Friday 21 August 2020 for awards conferred between 23 April 2020 and 25 June 2020

  • December 2020: Monday 30 November 2020 - Friday 4 December 2020 for awards conferred between 23 July 2020 and 22 October 2020

  • May 2021 graduation festival (exact dates to be confirmed) for awards conferred between 26 November 2020 and 18 March 2021

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 schedule

For ceremonies held at Kensington Campus in May 2020.

August 2020 schedule

For ceremonies held at Kensington Campus in August 2020.

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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