Everything you need to graduate from UWA


Congratulations! It’s almost time to celebrate your achievements at your graduation. First, you need to apply to graduate, regardless of whether you’ll attend a ceremony or receive your certificate in the mail (graduating in absentia, Latin for in or during one’s absence). Once you’ve applied, we’ll guide you through the steps required. Read on to find out everything you need to know about graduating at UWA.


2020 Cohort: Those who graduated from UWA in 2020 are eligible to attend a ceremony within two years of graduation. The online form for indicating which ceremony you would like to attend has now closed. If you have any questions about your graduation ceremony, please submit them via askUWA and select 'Graduations' as the subject.

COVID-safe guidelines: please be reminded to stay home stay home if you are unwell or have recently been in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient. Remember to practice hand hygiene, physical distancing and respiratory etiquette; and leave/seek assistance if symptoms develop while at a Graduation Ceremony.


Cancelling your attendance: ensure you let the Graduations Team know via Email Us before your graduation ceremony. If you do not advise us prior to your ceremony that you are unable to attend, your award will be conferred in absentia. See more information here.



Important dates

There are a few important dates to be mindful of to make sure you can graduate on time.

Nominated completion period: When you enrol, you’re asked to nominate when you plan on completing your course. This lets us know when to send you an invitation to graduate.

Apply to graduate: When we send you an invitation to graduate, it’s important you apply on studentConnect before the deadline.

Confirmation of attendance: If you apply to graduate at a ceremony, we’ll send you another email to confirm the date and time of your ceremony, and ask you confirm that you’re able to attend.

Course completion: Your course needs to be completed by this date for you to be eligible to graduate – it can be affected by cross-institutional studies or and studying overseas in your last semester.

PhD or master's by research students: You must submit final version documents to the Graduate Research School before Wednesday 29 June 2022 to be eligible for the July 2022 graduation ceremonies. Once your thesis has been classified as 'passed' or 'passed subject to correction', contact the Graduations team via askUWA.

July 2022 ceremonies Date
Nominated completion period Mid 2022
Apply to graduate 28 March 2022 to 22 April 2022
Confirmation of attendance 4 May 2022 to 18 May 2022
Release of results 7 July 2022
Course completion requirements must be met 8 July 2022
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall Monday 25 July 2022 to Friday 29 July 2022

July 2022 Graduation Ceremonies Configuration



December 2022 ceremonies Date
Nominated completion period End 2022
Apply to graduate 24 August 2022 to 19 September 2022
Confirmation of attendance 26 September 2022 to 11 October 2022
Release of results 25 November 2022
Course completion requirements must be met 28 November 2022
Graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall Wednesday 14 December 2022 to Tuesday 20 December 2022


In absentia conferral of awards - graduating without attending a ceremony and having your certificate mailed to you. Once your award is conferred in absentia, you will not have the opportunity to attend a future graduation ceremony for your award.

Conferral date Apply to graduate by Course completion requirements must be met by
Monday 30 May 2022
26 April 2022 26 April 2022
Monday 27 June 2022 30 May 2022 30 May 2022
Friday 29 July 2022
22 April 2022 8 July 2022
Monday 29 August 2022 29 July 2022 29 July 2022
Tuesday 27 September 2022 29 August 2022 29 August 2022
Monday 31 October 2022 27 September 2022 27 September 2022
Monday 28 November 2022 31 October 2022 31 October 2022
Monday 12 December 2022 19 September 2022 28 November 2022



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