Graduate in absentia

Graduation in absentia is when you choose to receive your diploma by mail or collect it from Student Services. If you graduate in absentia you cannot also attend a graduation ceremony for the same qualification.

Applications to graduate in absentia should be submitted via myUC. If your password has expired or you have mislaid it, please phone the Contact Centre (0800 VARSITY).

You can have your qualification conferred in absentia at either the April or December ceremonies. There is also a University Council meeting at the start of each month from February to November at which degrees are conferred in absentia.


Applications to graduate received by: 

  • 22 September
  • 13 October
  • 10 November
  • 29 November



Applications to graduate received by: 

  • 19 January
  • 16 February
  • 23 March
  • 20 April
  • 18 May
  • 22 June
  • 20 July
  • 24 August
  • 21 September
  • 19 October


Conferment date:

  • 29 September
  • 27 October
  • 24 November (subject to results)
  • 15 & 17 December



Conferment date:

  • 2 February
  • 2 March
  • 6 April
  • 4 May
  • 1 June
  • 6 July
  • 3 August
  • 7 September
  • 5 October
  • 2 November

If you are eligible to graduate with a qualification, but intend to undertake further study towards that qualification to complete a second major, or you intend to transfer your courses to a higher qualification (for example, from a postgraduate certificate to a postgraduate diploma) you must wait until you have completed your full qualification before applying to graduate, or seek further academic advice from your College Office. See College Advisors (Liaison Office website) for details.

If you have completed a qualification and you are planning to continue to a new qualification, for example, you have completed a BA and plan to enrol in a BA(Hons), these are separate qualifications and you can graduate with them separately.

If you require your official academic record or an official letter from the University confirming your eligibility to graduate please see Academic Letters and Transcripts.

Once your qualification has been awarded, your name will be added to the online Graduate Search which is publicly accessible. The University also gives names of graduates to their former secondary school.

When you graduate, you become a member of the UC Alumni. To join the Alumni network and remain connected to UC, visit the Alumni and Giving website.