Graduation options and ceremonies

Find out about the different RMIT graduation ceremonies and what it means to graduate in absentia.

Academic statements

If you apply to graduate at a ceremony, you'll be able to access your Testamur or VE Qualification Statement at the time of the ceremony. 

If you apply to graduate in absentia, you'll be given access to your digital Testamur or VE Qualification Statement one week after you graduate, when you can also order a hardcopy to be sent to you by post. 

Graduation ceremonies

Important information about ceremonies and COVID-19: RMIT University may be required to change the date of a ceremony to comply with Victorian public health guidelines. We reserve the right to do so to ensure the safety of our community. If there is a change to your graduation date, we will let you know as soon as possible. Please don't book travel until you have received confirmation of your ceremony date and time. 

 

2022 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (HE and VE students)

Date

Wednesday 14 December 2022  at 3pm
Apply by Apply and confirm attendance by Monday 24 October 2022

Who can attend?

  • Students who complete their program in Semester 2, 2022
    Apply now
  • Students who graduated in absentia during 2022
    We will contact you via email in September/October 2022 regarding confirmation of your attendance, academic dress details and guest tickets. Please check your personal email inbox.
  • Students that graduated in absentia in 2020 and 2021
    You must complete the Expression of Interest online form to attend the Melbourne 2022 Graduation Ceremony.  We will then contact you via email in September/October 2022 regarding confirmation of your attendance, academic dress details and guest tickets. Please check your personal email inbox.

Guest tickets

A maximum of 6 guest tickets are guaranteed (in addition to the graduating student). Extra guest tickets will be subject to availability and will be confirmed in due course.
Graduation fee
  • Students who complete their program in Semester 2, 2022
    $250
    which includes:
    • Testamur
    • Guest tickets
    • Academic dress loan (hats can be kept as a memento)
    • Catering for the graduates
       
  • Students who graduated in absentia
    $195
    which includes:
    • Guest tickets
    • Academic Dress loan (hats can be kept as a memento)
    • Catering for the graduates.
Venue Marvel Stadium

2023 Melbourne Doctoral Degrees Ceremony

2023 in absentia doctoral graduates will also be invited to attend this ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.

Date

Friday 12 May 2023
Apply by Doctoral active students: Friday 31 March 2023
Doctoral alumni (already graduated) will be invited in April 2023

Who can attend?

Doctoral students

Venue

Storey Hall (Building 16), RMIT City Campus. 

336/348 Swanston St, Melbourne

Ceremony details

Date Time Activity Location
Thursday 11 May 2023 3-6pm

Academic dress and ticket collection

Photography services

Storey Hall (Building 16), Level 7
Friday 12 May 2023  1.45pm Rehearsal in academic dress Storey Hall (Building 16), Auditorium, Level 5
2.40pm Guests can enter the auditorium Storey Hall (Building 16), Auditorium, Level 5
3-4pm Ceremony Storey Hall (Building 16), Auditorium, Level 5
4-5pm Post ceremony refreshments Storey Hall (Building 16), Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Level 7
4-5pm Photography services Storey Hall (Building 16), Level 7, Rooms 1 and 2
4-5pm Academic dress return/drop-off Storey Hall (Building 16), Level 5 foyer

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) Graduation Ceremony

Date

June 2022 (date TBC)

Who can attend? All SUIBE-enrolled students
Contact zhangkk@suibe.edu.cn

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Graduation Ceremonies

Date

Wednesday 24 August 2022
Thursday 25 August 2022
Friday 26 August 2022  

Who can attend? All SIM-enrolled students  
Contact students@sim.edu.sg

Kaplan Graduation Ceremony

2022 in absentia Kaplan graduates will also be invited to attend the 2022 ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.

Date

14 October 2022

Apply by TBC
Who can attend? All Kaplan-enrolled students 
Contact Submit an enquiry to Student Connect

Hong Kong Graduation Ceremony

2022 in absentia Hong Kong graduates will also be invited to attend the Melbourne 2022 ceremony. Please check your personal email address for updates closer to the time.

Date

VTC Shape – January 2023, date TBC

HKAS – date TBC

Apply by TBC
Who can attend? Hong Kong-enrolled students   
Contact Submit an enquiry to Student Connect

Vietnam Graduation Ceremony

Date

Ho Chi Minh City – April 2023 (dates TBC)

Hanoi – April 2023 (dates TBC)

Apply by The RMIT Graduation Vietnam team will send an invitation to your personal email address closer to the time. More information about the Vietnam Ceremony is available on the RMIT Vietnam Graduation website.
Who can attend? All bachelor degree and above students studying in Vietnam and higher education students studying in Melbourne who have family and friends in Vietnam.
Contact graduations@rmit.edu.vn

Graduate in absentia

If you graduate in absentia, you'll confer (graduate) at the end of the month that your school confirms you have completed your program.

Within one week after you graduate, you'll automatically be given access to your digital Testamur or VE Qualification Statement via My eQuals and will be able to order your hardcopy of your Testamur or VE Qualification Statement to be sent to you by post. See Academic transcripts and statements for more information about accessing or ordering your academic statements.

If you don’t apply to graduate, you’ll automatically graduate in absentia at the end of the month that your School confirms you have completed your program (excluding SIM and SUIBE students).

Attend a 2022 ceremony

Students who graduate in absentia in 2022 will also be invited to celebrate their achievements with their classmates, friends and family at a 2022 ceremony (excluding SIM and SUIBE ceremonies).

Graduation flow chart

Cultural and religious practices

RMIT University acknowledges cultural and religious practices and will respect requests for non-contact protocols to be put in place for graduations, celebratory and ceremonial events.

Need help?

Contact Student Connect.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.