Find out everything you need to know about completing your course of study, receiving your academic documents and how to prepare for your graduation ceremony.
The ceremony of conferring degrees and awarding diplomas and certificates is a time-honoured ritual performed at academic institutions throughout the world.
Graduation ceremonies at the University of Divinity honour the University’s academic excellence, collegiate structure and Christian traditions. At the ceremony, each attending graduand’s name and award is read out and the graduand is presented with their academic documents by the Chancellor or a deputy.
All ceremonies are open to all eligible students of the University.
Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies
Thursday 18 May 2023, at 7:30pm (AEST), online via Zoom (virtual ceremony)
Thursday 14 December 2023, at 7:30pm (ACDT), in Adelaide at Adelaide West Uniting Church
Graduation Eligibility Process
Once you’ve met the requirements for your course of study, your home College will apply to the University’s Academic Board for you to graduate. As soon as this has occurred, you’ll receive an email invitation to choose a graduation ceremony.
Graduation Academic Documents
All graduates receive three academic documents. The testamur (degree certificate with University seal), academic transcript, and Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.
Academic Dress (Regalia)
The forms of academic dress at the University enhance the reputation of its awards and honour the academic achievements of its members.
If you cannot make it to a ceremony you will graduate in absentia. Your award will be acknowledged in your absence at the ceremony and your graduation academic documents will be posted to you.
Planning to attend your ceremony?
Prepare to attend a ceremony
This page will help you plan for your graduation including info about what to wear, photography, guest tickets and more.
What to expect on the ceremony day
Attending your graduation ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate your academic achievements. Information on this page will help you prepare for what to expect on the day.
For questions about graduation, you can contact the Operations Manager at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Vice-Chancellor