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Are you ready to graduate?

COVID-19 Update: 2020 graduation ceremonies cancelled

In response to government advice regarding social distancing measures, the University's graduation ceremonies planned for the Wollongong Campus on 22-24 July, 4-6 November and 15-18 December 2020 have been cancelled.

These cancellations do not impact official conferral processes. All students applying to graduate must continue to do so as per normal processes.

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You will be eligible to graduate if you:

  • have completed all requirements for your degree

  • have no outstanding fees or fines owing to the University. Unpaid fees or fines must be cleared 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the graduation ceremonies. (This does not include your Graduation Fee, which will be applied later - usually about a week before the first ceremony).

Deferred and supplementary exams

If you need to take a supplementary or deferred exam, you will not be eligible to graduate.

Apply to graduate

You must apply to graduate to receive your official documents and you can choose whether to attend a graduation ceremony. Please note you are not able to change your attendance to another date or time during the year.

Your application to graduate is where you indicate two important things:

  1. That you would like UOW to confer your degree, once your eligibility is confirmed. Conferral is the process of 'officially validating' your degree. Once your degree is conferred, your official hardcopy documents will be mailed to you and your digital documents will be issued to you (via My eQuals). You can also commence using your qualification, title and post-nominals.
  2. Whether you would like to attend a graduation ceremony (this is optional).

Submitting your application

If you are ready to graduate you will need to apply via the SOLS 'Graduation Application' before the cut-off date. Unfortunately, late applications will NOT be accepted.

If you are completing more than one course, you must submit a graduation application for each individual course. NB a double degree is considered a single course of study for the purpose of completing a graduation application.

After you apply

Notifications about graduation will be sent via SOLS. The important information listed below will appear under 'Graduation Confirmation & Eligibility' and you will receive some messages via SOLSMail. Keep a close eye on SOLS during this time!

  • Ceremony details
    Information about your ceremony will be available in SOLS approximately one month prior to ceremonies. Make sure you are aware of the date and time of your proposed ceremony, and double check your personal details again.

  • Final eligibility and attendance
    Final eligibility and confirmation of your attendance at your ceremony will be published after the final results are certified for the session (this is usually one week before the first ceremony).

Higher degree research (HDR) candidates

HDR degrees will be eligible to graduate once the candidate satisfies the Thesis Examination Committee’s resolution. Candidates must then submit to the Graduate Research School a digital copy of the final thesis and a Digital Repository Form completed by the candidate and principal supervisor.

Look at the key dates

Find out all of the key dates regarding applications, notifications, ceremonies and fees.

Check your details

Make sure all of your personal details are up to date in SOLS.

Keep checking SOLS

All of the important confirmations and information about graduation will be sent to you via SOLS. Make sure you check this regularly!

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