Melbourne Graduation Ceremony FAQs

Everything you need to know about attending the 2022 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony: 3pm-5pm, Wednesday 14 December at Marvel Stadium

We'll update this page regularly as more information is available. Please also check the Graduation webpages

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Your Guide to Graduation

The guide includes venue maps plus detailed information about your tickets, seating, transport, facilities and academic dress.

Confirming your attendance and eligibility

Includes information about how to confirm, the graduation fee, guest tickets, eligibility and visa support documentation for international students.

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Due to the the COVID-19 pandemic, students who graduated in 2020 and 2021 are invited to attend this year’s Graduation Ceremony. Students who graduated in or before 2019 are not eligible to attend.

You’re eligible to graduate at the ceremony if you have: 

  • met all academic requirements of your program 
  • no missing results or credit transfers 
  • no outstanding debts to the University 
  • been marked as ‘Complete’ by your RMIT School by the end of the first week in December (schools are given a deadline to do this).

To take part in the graduation ceremony, you need to both confirm your attendance and pay the graduation fee by Monday 24 October 2022. If you haven’t yet graduated, you also need to apply to graduate at the ceremony.

If you don’t confirm your attendance, you won’t be able to attend the ceremony.

How to confirm your attendance

If you’re completing your program in Semester 2 2022 If you’ve already graduated in absentia

By Monday 24 October:

  • Log in to Enrolment Online.    
  • Click My student record > Graduation details > Apply to graduate/Change graduation option.    
  • Navigate to Graduation Details.    
  • Select Apply to Graduate/Change Graduation Option.    
  • Apply to graduate at the 2022 Melbourne Ceremony. 
  • Follow the prompts to confirm and pay the ceremony fee.

By Monday 24 October:

If you don’t apply to graduate, you won’t be able to attend the graduation ceremony and you’ll automatically graduate in absentia (excluding SIM, Vietnam and SUIBE students). 

The price differs depending on whether you're completing your program in Semester 2 or you've already graduated in absentia. 

If you’re completing your program in Semester 2 2022 If you’ve already graduated in absentia

The graduation fee is $250. This includes: 

  • your hard-copy testamur (presented to you at the ceremony)
  • up to 6 guest tickets 
  • academic dress loan (hats can be kept as a memento) 
  • catering for the graduates. 

The graduation fee is $195. This includes: 

  • up to 6 guest tickets 
  • academic dress loan (hats can be kept as a memento) 
  • catering for the graduates.

Because you've already graduated, you won't receive a hard copy testamur at the ceremony.

Yes, you'll automatically receive a full refund if you take the action outlined below by Thursday 8 December 2022. Your refund will be processed by the end of January 2023. 

To get a refund, you must do the following:

If you’re completing your program in Semester 2 2022 If you’ve already graduated in absentia

Change your graduation option in Enrolment Online by Thursday 8 December 2022. 

Contact Student Connect to update your graduation option by Thursday 8 December 2022.

To check when you're marked as complete:
  • Log in to Enrolment Online.
  • Click My Student Record
  • Click View Academic History/Results. When your program has been marked as complete, the status will change from 'Active in Program' to 'Completed Program'.

Yes, your graduation fee will be refunded automatically. You’ll receive the funds by the end of January 2023.

Yes. You can bring up to six guests to celebrate with you on the day.  More details will be available soon.

Additional guest ticket requests are subject to availability and can't be guaranteed at this stage. Please enquire at the RMIT Customer Service Desk at the Gown and Ticket Collection venue in early December (dates and times TBC) when you collect your academic dress and tickets for the ceremony.

Yes, you can defer attending graduation until 2023. Please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

Yes! All presentation stages will be recorded and live streamed. The links will be published ahead of the ceremony.

When you apply to graduate and confirm your attendance at the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony, you'll receive a confirmation email. This email can be used as supporting documentation for visa applications. 

Please note: it's your responsibility to organise travel visas for any guests wishing to attend the Graduation Ceremony. 

Gown and ticket collection

When: Gown and ticket collection days are organised by RMIT College and are on the 7, 8 and 9 December. See the table below for details. Don't know your College? Go here for info.

Where: Marvel Stadium - Victory Room, Gate 9, Level 1

College Date & time
Design and Social Context Wednesday 7 December, 9am to 7pm
STEM Thursday 8 December, 9am to 7pm
Vocational Education & Business and Law Friday 9 December, 9am to 7pm

Yes, there'll be two extra days for students who are unable to attend the main gown and ticket collection dates:

  • Monday 12 December 2022, from 9am to 6pm 
  • Tuesday 13 December 2022, from 9am to 6pm

Yes. Gifts and memorabilia will be available at the main gown and ticket collection days (7, 8 and 9 December).  They won't be available at the late gown and ticket collection days, or at the ceremony.

Accessibility and special requirements

When you confirm your attendance, please indicate this in your response and the graduation team will contact you closer to the ceremony to confirm your requirements.

If you don't let us know when you confirm, that's OK - you can email graduation@rmit.edu.au and someone will contact you. 

Please email graduation@rmit.edu.au and the graduation team will contact you closer to the ceremony to confirm your guest's requirements.

Yes. If you have a disabled parking permit, you can book a car space via the Marvel Stadium website

Alternatively, people with accessibility requirements can be dropped off at Bourke Street or Harbour Esplanade where there are external lifts from the ground to concourse level.

Info about the ceremony

Includes information about how to prepare on the day, getting to Marvel Stadium, accessibility and facilities at the stadium. 

Marvel Stadium map for students attending Graduation Ceremony

Marvel Stadium venue map

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There'll be more than 40,000 people attending the ceremony, so we expect that traffic will be extremely heavy. 

Public transport is strongly recommended as there is limited parking around Marvel Stadium. Marvel Stadium car parking is extremely limited (due to permanent tenancy arrangements and significant construction work) and the best way to access the venue is by tram or train.

If you choose to drive, please plan your journey and allow plenty of time for traffic delays and Metro works around the city.

You may choose to park in the CBD, including at one of the following Wilson Car Parks, and either walk or take public transport directly to the stadium.

  • Southern Cross Station Car Park – 163-235 Spencer Street, Melbourne
  • La Trobe Street Car parks – 300 and 380 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
  • Queen Street Car park – 189 Queen Street, Melbourne

Please visit Wilson Parking for more details including charges.

Tram

Extra tram services will operate before and after the ceremony from La Trobe Street to Marvel Stadium (Gate 7), and from Collins Street to the stadium.  Visit Yarra Trams for details.

Train

You can also catch a train to Southern Cross Station and walk a very short distance across the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge directly to Marvel Stadium.  Visit Metro Trains for timetables.

The weather can be extremely hot in December and Marvel Stadium is not air-conditioned. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

No. However, there are lockers for hire nearby at Southern Cross Station

Yes, prams and strollers are permitted in the venue provided they can be stowed under your seat.

Yes, the parent room is located at Gate 7.

Yes, the prayer room is located on level 3, aisle 17.

No. Guests are seated in the guest seating area behind each stage. Graduates are seated at their stage on the arena.

 

Yes. Graduates will be given a catering pack and drinks at their College stage at the end of the ceremony. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan packs will be available.

Guests will be given 10% off food purchased from the stadium food outlets.

No, studio photography and framing services won't be available.

Still have questions?

Some details about the ceremony are still being worked out, such as when you'll collect your academic gown and guest tickets. We'll update this page as soon as we have these details confirmed. 

You'll find general information about graduating on our Graduation pages.

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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.