Graduation ceremonies at UQ have changed throughout the years, but for each alumnus, their special day is a unique celebration of what they have achieved.
Recently, we joined UQ student Teresa on her journey through graduation day to document the process, from trying on her robes and registering, to walking across the stage and picking up her alumni t-shirt.
The day starts
Teresa, who graduated with a Master of Business and attended an 11am ceremony, started the day bright and early with her robe fittings.
Registration and briefing
All graduands sign up and must attend a briefing to find out how the ceremony will proceed and what they can expect.
The ceremony kicks off with a formal graduand procession and an academic procession. Students are each invited to walk across the stage and receive their testamur from the Chancellor.
After the ceremony students make their way to the Great Court where a marquee is set up for post-graduation celebrations and photography. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate with family and friends and show them your alma mater.
Getting a UQ alumni t-shirt and 'golden throne' selfie
As soon as you graduate, you receive free, life-long membership to the UQ alumni community. As a member of this club, you receive exclusive event invites, communications and offers. Your first contact with the UQ alumni team is usually at graduations when you collect your class t-shirt, other graduation goodies, and have an opportunity to take a photo in the golden graduation throne.
Welcome to the family!
We are so pleased to welcome new members to our strong and growing family of more than 250,000 alumni, across more than 180 countries.
To ensure you continue to receive exclusive event invitations and communications after graduating, make sure to keep your details up to date.