Changes to Graduation in 2020

In light of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of the RMIT community in mind, we have made the decision to cancel or defer the following 2020 Graduation ceremonies.

Cancelled ceremonies

  • Doctoral Degrees Graduation Ceremony (15 May 2020)
  • SUIBE Graduation Ceremony (13 June 2020)
  • UPH Graduation Ceremony (Originally 20 March 2020, postponed to 19 June 2020, now cancelled)
  • Kaplan Graduation Ceremony (9 October 2020)
  • Hong Kong Graduation Ceremonies (11 October 2020)
  • Melbourne Graduation Ceremony (16 December 2020)

Deferred ceremonies

  • SIM Graduation Ceremonies (19-21 August 2020, postponed to 20-22 January 2021)
  • Vietnam Graduation Ceremonies (1-2 & 4 December, postponed to 29-30 March & 1 April)

You'll find more details about each ceremony below, including any action you need to take. 

Graduate in absentia

If you choose to graduate in absentia, you'll graduate at the end of the month in which your school completes you from your program. You'll then be given access to your digital testamur via My eQuals
 
If you graduate in absentia, you'll be unable to attend a future graduation ceremony for that program. 

Hard copy academic statements now available

The processing of hard copy academic statements has resumed. There'll be a delay in our services while we work to process all orders. Thank you for your patience during this time. If you have any questions about academic statements, please contact academicstatements@rmit.edu.au.

Melbourne Graduation Ceremony

In light of ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions, the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony and Graduation Parade have been cancelled. You may choose to graduate at the 2021 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony or graduate in absentia. 

We know that graduation is a huge milestone, and we'll still be celebrating with you in 2020. We're currently planning the events and activities that will take place instead of the Melbourne Graduation Ceremony and Parade.  Check in regularly to our Graduation page for updates. 

Ceremonies outside Australia

Cancellation of the 2020 Hong Kong Graduation Ceremonies

In light of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of the RMIT community in mind, the decision has been made to cancel the Hong Kong Graduation Ceremonies scheduled for 11 October 2020. If you have applied to graduate at the Hong Kong Graduation Ceremony, you should login to Enrolment Online to change your Graduation Option by 30 June 2020.

2020 Vietnam Graduation Ceremonies Deferred

In light of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of the RMIT community in mind, the decision has been made to defer the Vietnam Graduation Ceremonies scheduled for December 2020. Please see the deferred dates for the Vietnam Graduation Ceremonies below.

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.
Date 

Monday 29 March 2021 - Ho Chi Minh

Tuesday 30 March 2021 - Ho Chi Minh

Thursday 1 April 2021 - Hanoi

Apply by
23 January 2021
Contact
graduations@rmit.edu.vn

 

Cancellation of the 2020 Kaplan Graduation Ceremony

In light of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of the RMIT community in mind, the decision has been made to cancel the Kaplan Graduation Ceremony scheduled for 9 October 2020. If you have applied to graduate at the Kaplan Graduation Ceremony, you should login to Enrolment Online to change your Graduation Option by 30 June 2020.

2020 SIM Graduation Ceremonies Deferred

In light of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of the RMIT community in mind, the decision has been made to defer the SIM Graduation Ceremonies scheduled for August 2020. Please see the deferred dates for the SIM Graduation Ceremonies below.

Who can attend?
All SIM-enrolled students
Date

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Thursday 21 January 2021

Friday 22 January 2021

Apply by
Monday 29 June 2020
Contact
students@sim.edu.sg

 

Cancellation of the 2020 SUIBE Graduation Ceremony

In light of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of the RMIT community in mind, the decision has been made to cancel the SUIBE Graduation Ceremony scheduled for 13 June 2020. For further information, please contact Zhang Kangkang at zhangkk@suibe.edu.cn.

Cancellation of the 2020 UPH Graduation Ceremony

In light of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of the RMIT community in mind, the decision has been made to cancel the UPH Graduation Ceremony scheduled for 19 June 2020. If you have applied to graduate at the UPH Graduation Ceremony and require further information, please contact Ms Liza Handoko, Deputy Department Chair of Management, Faculty of Economics & Business, Universitas Pelita Harapan at liza.handoko@uph.edu or +6221 546 0901 (ext.1266).

2021 Melbourne Doctoral Degrees ceremony

Who can attend?
All doctoral students    
Date and Time
3pm Friday 14 May 2021    
Venue
Storey Hall, RMIT City Campus    
Apply by
Friday 19 March 2021    

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.

If you don't apply to graduate

If you don’t apply to graduate within three months from the day your school confirms your completion, you’ll automatically graduate in absentia.