Information on this page is specific to the ceremony on Friday 2 December 2022. Future ceremony information will be updated closer to the date.
- Date: Friday 2 December 2022
- Ceremony start time: 7:30pm (Adelaide time)
- Arrival and regalia: 5:30-6:30pm
- Venue: Immanuel College
Address: 32 Morphett Road Novar Gardens South Australia 5040
Prior to the ceremony
Three weeks prior to the ceremony, you will receive an email with information and links about how you can hire regalia (academic dress) for the ceremony, as well as book guest tickets and photography. These steps will need to be completed by 25 November.
On the day
When to arrive
Between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
When you arrive, make your way to the front entrance of the Chapel for registration. You must arrive by 6:30pm. Allow time for delays in your transport.
After registration, you will then be directed into the Hall for regalia. Once in your regalia, you are welcome to meet and greet your guests. Please take your assigned seat by 7pm (your name will be visible on the seat).
Guests should arrive and be seated at least 15 minutes before the ceremony starts.
Children are welcome. Please park any prams on the side aisles, to leave the centre aisle clear.
Order of events
- Graduands register upon arrival, between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
- Graduands collect and don regalia
- Graduands enter the Cathedral and take their assigned seat by 7:00pm.
- Guests take their seats by 7:15pm.
- The ceremony begins with an academic procession at 7:30pm.
- A short liturgy of scripture, song and prayer.
- Graduands are presented to the Chancellor.
- The valedictory speaker gives an address.
- The guest speaker gives an address.
- The ceremony concludes after approximately 70-75 minutes.
What to do on stage
- A staff member will collect you from your seat and direct you to join the line at the side of the stage.
- When your name has been called, you will walk onto the altar platform (stage) towards the Chancellor. Turn to the Chancellor and bow. As you bow, touch your headwear (if your award requires one).
- Have your photograph taken with the Chancellor.
- Leave the altar platform (stage) via the central step.
Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
Photos and video
By taking part in this event, you and your guests grant the University full rights to use images resulting from photography/video filming and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the University’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity and social media.
‘Stage photos’ taken during the ceremony as you receive your award from the Chancellor are taken by Scene to Believe and available for purchase directly from Scene to Believe website (see the link in the email sent to you). Stage photos are not distributed by the University.
Emergencies and running late
If your ability to be able to attend the ceremony changes, if you are running late, or unable to make the ceremony due to an emergency on the day, please contact the Graduation Manager as soon as possible (contact details will be in the information provided to you by email). You can also email: email@example.com
COVID impact on ceremonies
The University takes the impact of Coronavirus seriously and will take measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants at the graduation as necessary. The graduation ceremony is a large gathering of people. Face masks are not required at this ceremony, but if you or your guests feel more comfortable wearing one you are most welcome and encouraged to. To reduce physical contact, when you receive your award on stage instead of a handshake you and the Chancellor will bow to each other.
We will continue to monitor the situation and advise you of any changes that may impact the ceremony.