We are unable to predict how long COVID-19 will affect us, however, we want to assure you that we intend that graduates will have an opportunity to celebrate their graduation achievement with their family and friends at a future date.
We're committed to hosting a celebratory event for all graduates who didn’t get a chance to attend a formal ceremony, once restrictions are lifted, and a large scale event is possible. The graduation celebration will be presided over by UOW dignitaries, and you will have the chance to wear and be photographed in formal academic dress, which includes a gown, hood and trencher/ bonnet.
The date and format of this celebration are yet to be determined, as adjustments and impacts relating to COVID-19 are likely to be felt throughout 2020. The University will continue to follow Government and health advice before scheduling the event(s).
All students who are eligible to attend the cancelled April, July, November and December graduation ceremonies will be communicated with directly regarding event plans.
In the meantime, all students who have completed their degrees will graduate in absentia, regardless of attendance at a ceremony.