Our Higher Education onshore ceremonies are held in Melbourne in August and December.
In response to overwhelming demand for the December 2019 ceremonies, an additional graduation ceremony will be scheduled for early March 2020. If you were unable to secure a ticket to December’s graduation we will contact you soon (via your VU email account) with details about the March ceremony. We hope you will be able to join us for this special on-campus graduation celebration. Registration charges will be significantly reduced and guest tickets will be free.
VU Polytechnic (TAFE) onshore ceremonies are held in Melbourne in March.
Dates are subject to change and will be confirmed six weeks prior to the ceremonies.
The University's graduation ceremonies are livestreamed on YouTube.
An additional graduation ceremony will be held in March 2020 for those who were unable to attend a ceremony in December 2019.
The 2020 Melbourne ceremonies will be held in August & December with the exact dates and times being confirmed approximately six weeks prior and published on this page.
Eligibility to graduate
Eligible students receive an email invitation with the date and time of their ceremony six to eight weeks prior to the ceremony round.
The invitation has instructions on:
- how to finalise your registration to attend graduation
- how to book academic dress
- purchasing guest tickets.
Eligible VU Sydney students are invited to attend a ceremony in Melbourne.
Melbourne ceremonies are held in the Flemington Racecourse Grandstand, Epsom Rd, Flemington.
Free parking is available at Flemington Racecourse. You can enter via Gate 1 (Main Gate) in Epsom Road or Gate 2 (Hill Entrance) in Leonard Crescent off Langs Road. Parking attendants will direct you to the reserved parking area.
Graduation ceremonies are not recommended for children under six as they are formal and long (approximately 2 hours). If you do bring kids under six, their attendance is free, but they'll need to sit on your knee as seats are limited.
Leave your strollers at home, as you can't bring prams into the theatre due to access and safety regulations.
You'll need to purchase a guest ticket for kids older than six to attend.