Not Attending Your Graduation Ceremony?

Not Attending Your Graduation Ceremony?

If you are not attending, please log in to myUNSW to update your attendance status.

This will help us to keep track of attendance numbers, and enable us to offer your seat to other graduates and their guests.

Read the information on the Graduation Details page, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the icon View Graduation Details

Having access issues?

I can't log into myUNSW

If you've forgotten your password

Please enter your user ID on the (IDM) Identity Manager page and then click 'Forgot password?'.

If you still can't log in

Please contact the IT Service Centre.

If you no longer have login access to myUNSW

Contact the Graduations Team:

Change your attendance status

How do I change my graduation attendance status?

Once signed on to myUNSW, you need to change your attendance status:

  • Not Attending - Mail
    Your testamur will be sent to your myUNSW mailing address, free of charge, shortly after your ceremony. Testamurs are sent via Registered Post within Australia or by TNT courier overseas.
    Please note that the courier does not deliver to overseas postal boxes as items must be signed for on delivery.
    For overseas deliveries you must also provide a contact telephone number at the delivery address.
    If you it would help to provide an address in a language other than English (e.g. in Chinese characters) for mailing, you can do so via the Survey link which is emailed to you with your ceremony allocation information. 

Testamurs will be posted out progressively at the end of the graduation period. Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for delivery from the date of your graduation.

Get your testamur

Your degree certificate, awarded at the graduation ceremony

By mail

You can arrange to have your testamur mailed to you by updating your details on the Graduation Details page on myUNSW prior to the 'confirm attendance' deadline. Go to My Student Profile tab > My Student Services channel > Graduations > Graduation Details.

If you need to update your preference after the 'confirm attendance' deadline, email the Graduations Team at graduations@unsw.edu.au.

Testamurs are posted out progressively at the END of the graduation period. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery from the date of your ceremony.
Testamurs are delivered within Australia by Registered Post, and via courier to overseas addresses. Please note that couriers do not deliver to overseas postal boxes as items must be signed for on delivery.

If you need your Testamur for work purposes before the date of your ceremony, please email graduations@unsw.edu.au to request an early release of your documents.

Replacing your testamur

You can order a replacement if your testamur is lost or damaged.

What is a testamur?

A testamur is the official certification of a student's completion of a degree, diploma or certificate obtained at the University of New South Wales. It contains the signatures of the Chancellor, the President and Vice-Chancellor, and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Life, and bears the official seal of the University. It also contains the name of the graduate, award title and date of award conferral.

Majors are indicated; Minors do not appear on the testamur but are noted on the official academic transcript.

Testamurs are given at graduation ceremonies.

Return to a future ceremony

How do I submit my preference to return to a ceremony

If you were not able to attend your allocated graduation ceremony, and wish to return to attend a future ceremony, please submit your expression of interest in the form below for the ceremony period you wish to attend:

  • for August 2021 ceremonies:  

    FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE FROM 1 JUNE to 24 JUNE 2021

 

  • for December 2021 ceremonies:  

    FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE FROM 1 SEPTEMBER to 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

  • for May 2022 ceremonies:  

    FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IN JANUARY 2022

 

Whilst UNSW will endeavour to accommodate your submission, this cannot be guaranteed.

Refer to the UNSW Schedule of Graduation ceremonies webpages for dates and updated information for each of UNSW's graduation ceremony periods.


FAQ's

Can I still attend a ceremony if I have already received my testamur?

Yes, if you have received your testamur you can still attend a ceremony. You will receive an empty folder from the Chancellor when you cross the stage.