Melbourne (Bundoora)

December 2017 ceremony dates and times

Unallocated guest tickets - additional guest tickets (greater than the initial allocation) may be available once registrations have closed.  Graduates should refer to their email notifications for details on how to request them. Unallocated guest tickets are given on a first come, first served basis and there is no guarantee that they will be available for every ceremony. Guests who cannot secure a ticket can watch the ceremony from the live broadcast screened in the Union Hall Forecourt, or watch the livestream online.

DateDayTimeCollegeSchool(s)DisciplinesUnallocated guest ticket release (if available)
13 DecemberWednesday10:00amSHEPsychology and Public Health All disciplinesThursday 7 December
14 DecemberThursday10:00amASSCBusinessEntrepreneurship and Innovation, Event Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing Management, Sport Management, Tourism and HospitalityThursday 7 December
14 DecemberThursday3:00pmSHENursing and MidwiferyAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
15 DecemberFriday10:00amASSCHumanities and Social SciencesArchaeology, Arts, Creative Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Design, LanguagesThursday 7 December
15 DecemberFriday3:00pmASSCLawAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
15 DecemberFriday3:00pmASSCBusinessCommerce, Economics, International BusinessThursday 7 December
18 DecemberMonday10:00amSHELife SciencesAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
18 DecemberMonday10:00amSHEMolecular SciencesAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
18 DecemberMonday3:00pmSHEAllied HealthAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
18 DecemberMonday3:00pmSHEEngineering and MathsAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
18 DecemberMonday3:00pmSHERural HealthAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
19 DecemberTuesday10:00amASSCEducationAll DisciplinesThursday 7 December
19 DecemberTuesday10:00amASSCHumanities and Social SciencesInternational Development, International Relations, Journalism, Legal StudiesThursday 7 December
19 DecemberTuesday3:00pmASSCBusinessPostgraduate Only: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Business Information Management and Systems, Engineering Management, Financial Analysis, Information Technolgy ManagementThursday 7 December
20 DecemberWednesday10:00amASSCHumanities and Social SciencesCommunication, Community Planning and Development, Humanities and Social Sciences, Media, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, PlanningThursday 7 December
20 DecemberWednesday10:00amASSCBusinessGeneral Business: Bachelor of Business, Diploma in BusinessThursday 7 December
20 DecemberWednesday3:00pmASSCBusinessUndergraduate Only: Accounting, Accounting and Finance, FinanceThursday 7 December
21 DecemberThursday10:00amSHEGeneral SHEBachelor of Science, Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Biological Science, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Science and SocietyThursday 7 December

Ineligible courses for the 2017 December graduations

Is Semester 2, 2017 your last semester?

There are a number of courses that due to their requirements have been deemed ineligible from the December graduation ceremonies. Semester 2, 2017 results for these courses won’t be finalised until after the cut-off date for the graduation registration. This is typical for courses with clinical / work placements, internships, assessments outside of the standard teaching period, withheld marks or special examinations.

Updated Ineligible courses for 2017 December graduation ceremonies [PDF 122KB].

If Semester 2, 2017 is your last semester but you're not eligible to graduate in this December round of ceremonies, we'll send you an invitation to attend the next round of graduation ceremonies once you have officially completed your course.

If you have any questions about your course requirements, or why it's been excluded, please contact ASK La Trobe.

Graduation Check list

Refer to the graduation check list to ensure you complete all the correct steps so your graduation runs smoothly.

On the day of your graduation ceremony

Ceremony timetable

Morning (10am) ceremonyAfternoon (3pm) ceremonyDetails
8.00am - 9.30am1.00pm - 2.30pm

Register at the Gown Room for your seat number, name card and academic dress.


Doors to the Hall open. Guests should arrive early for best seating options.

9.50am2.50pmGraduands and guests must be seated by this time.

The ceremony begins.

11.30am4.30pmAcademic procession and graduands leave the hall and go to the Eagle Bar and Bistro for light refreshments.

Return of academic dress

You must return your academic dress by:

  • 12:30 pm for the morning ceremony
  • 5:30 pm for the afternoon ceremony

A late return fee of $30 per day applies.

Special assistance for guests and graduands

The Union Hall and Union building is accessible. There are seats in the hall for those who require room for crutches, walking frames and floor space reserved for persons in wheelchairs or those with prams/pushers. Ushers will assist with seating.

If you or a guest requires assistance, please let us know by Asking a Question online.

    Photographers, framing, university rings and plaques

    All services are available in the main concourse of the Union Building until 15 minutes before the ceremony, and again after the ceremony.

    Any candid photographers who offer to take your photograph outdoors on graduation day have not been arranged by the University. It is recommended that if you want professional photographs taken, you should choose from the photographers listed below.

    Reed Graduations provides the following services:

    • Studio photography
    • Graduation frames/plaques
    • Graduation rings
    • Flowers
    • Graduation giftware. Graduation bears and/or other unbranded retail.

    Call within Australia: 1300 361 806
    International: +613 9798 7199

    Co-Op Bookshop supplies & sells La Trobe University branded clothing and merchandise.


    Light refreshments are provided after the ceremony, however if you would like to organise a sit down meal you may consider The Eagle Bar and Bistro. Book for lunch on graduation day by calling (+61 3) 9479 1149.

    Location and parking

    The ceremony is held in the Union Hall, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora.

    The nearest car park is Car Park 3 which will be dedicated for graduands and their guests.

    If Car Park 3 is full, Traffic Management staff will direct you to the nearest available car park.

    Maps and public transport

    View the Melbourne (Bundoora) location and maps page.

    Travelling by plane

    If you are planning to fly to Melbourne to attend the ceremony you are advised to choose Melbourne (Tullamarine) airport as your destination. Please allow sufficient time to account for flight delays/luggage issues and traffic. Please note:

    • Public Transport: There is no public transport from the airport direct to the University.You can take a bus into the city, then travel to Bundoora by bus or tram. Allow at least 3 hours travel time.
    • Taxi: Allow at least 30-45 minutes (off-peak) or 1-1.5 hours in peak hour traffic.