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.
|Date||Day||Time||College||School(s)||Disciplines||Unallocated guest ticket release (if available)|
|13 December||Wednesday||10:00am||SHE||Psychology and Public Health||All disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|14 December||Thursday||10:00am||ASSC||Business||Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Event Management, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing Management, Sport Management, Tourism and Hospitality||Thursday 7 December|
|14 December||Thursday||3:00pm||SHE||Nursing and Midwifery||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|15 December||Friday||10:00am||ASSC||Humanities and Social Sciences||Archaeology, Arts, Creative Arts, Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Languages||Thursday 7 December|
|15 December||Friday||3:00pm||ASSC||Law||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|15 December||Friday||3:00pm||ASSC||Business||Commerce, Economics, International Business||Thursday 7 December|
|18 December||Monday||10:00am||SHE||Life Sciences||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|18 December||Monday||10:00am||SHE||Molecular Sciences||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|18 December||Monday||3:00pm||SHE||Allied Health||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|18 December||Monday||3:00pm||SHE||Engineering and Maths||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|18 December||Monday||3:00pm||SHE||Rural Health||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|19 December||Tuesday||10:00am||ASSC||Education||All Disciplines||Thursday 7 December|
|19 December||Tuesday||10:00am||ASSC||Humanities and Social Sciences||International Development, International Relations, Journalism, Legal Studies||Thursday 7 December|
|19 December||Tuesday||3:00pm||ASSC||Business||Postgraduate Only: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Business Information Management and Systems, Engineering Management, Financial Analysis, Information Technolgy Management||Thursday 7 December|
|20 December||Wednesday||10:00am||ASSC||Humanities and Social Sciences||Communication, Community Planning and Development, Humanities and Social Sciences, Media, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Planning||Thursday 7 December|
|20 December||Wednesday||10:00am||ASSC||Business||General Business: Bachelor of Business, Diploma in Business||Thursday 7 December|
|20 December||Wednesday||3:00pm||ASSC||Business||Undergraduate Only: Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Finance||Thursday 7 December|
|21 December||Thursday||10:00am||SHE||General SHE||Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Health Science, Bachelor of Biological Science, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Science and Society||Thursday 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.
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
|Morning (10am) ceremony||Afternoon (3pm) ceremony||Details|
|8.00am - 9.30am||1.00pm - 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.
|9.50am||2.50pm||Graduands and guests must be seated by this time.|
The ceremony begins.
|11.30am||4.30pm||Academic 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
- 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.