Attend a ceremony
If eligible, you will be invited to register to attend a graduation ceremony in Perth or at one of our global campus locations.
Check your invitation OCC to register by the published deadline.
Curtin currently has a number of international students (who were enrolled at the Bentley campus) who have been unable to attend a graduation ceremony across 2020 and 2021, due to COVID related travel restrictions.
For these graduates, a virtual element has been introduced this year to our upcoming September ceremonies in Perth. Here, our travel restricted graduates will have their photo, full name and award title, displayed on the screen, as their names are announced.
The virtual element will only apply to travel restricted graduates from 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Graduates will also be able to watch the ceremony via live stream with their families and friends.
At the ceremony
If attending your ceremony, you must wear approved Curtin academic regalia. After you have completed your graduation online registration, you can proceed to order your regalia (and electronic tickets) online.
If you are attending a graduation ceremony in Perth, Kalgoorlie or Singapore you can hire or purchase Curtin academic regalia from our official provider GFP Graduations. Information regarding regalia hire for ceremonies at other locations will be provided by your campus.
After you have completed your registration via the graduations channel in OASIS, you will be directed to the GFP Graduations website to order your regalia.
If you are not attending your ceremony and would like to purchase or hire regalia, or for more information please contact GFP Graduations.
When you register to attend a ceremony for graduation you will be directed to order your regalia. Select ‘own’ against each regalia item you have. If the degree you have completed is a higher level or in another discipline you will need to purchase a new sash.
Please view the How to Wear [.pdf] instructions.
Sash and hood colours
These colours distinguish each discipline and are expressed in terms of the British Colour Council Dictionary of Standard Colours, 1951 for academic dress.
Types of academic regalia
Associate degree – Associate degree graduates wear a black robe and Curtin sash in the appropriate discipline colour. The mortarboard is not worn.
Bachelor degree – Bachelor degree graduates wear a black robe, Curtin sash in the appropriate discipline colour. Headwear is a black mortarboard with black tassel worn on the left side. The mortarboard is optional.
Postgraduate degree – Postgraduate diploma graduates wear a black robe, Curtin sash in the appropriate discipline colour. Headwear is a black mortarboard with black tassel worn on the left side. The mortarboard is optional.
Master degree – Postgraduate diploma graduates wear a black robe, Curtin sash appropriate discipline colour. Headwear is a black mortarboard with gold tassel worn on the left side. The mortarboard is compulsory.
Doctoral degree – Doctoral graduates wear a burgundy cloth robe with a black braided sleeve decoration and burgundy good with black lining. Headwear is a black velvet Tudor bonnet. The full set must be worn to receive your award.
As this is a formal occasion graduates are asked to wear neat business attire under their academic regalia.
Graduate and guest tickets will be issued electronically to your Curtin email address. You will be required to display this electronic ticket on your mobile device upon entry into the venue.
All guests must display their electronic ticket to gain entry into the venue. Guests will not be able to enter without a valid ticket.
All ceremony information regarding guest ticket allocation will be included in your registration confirmation OCC.
Curtin University adheres to government guidelines regarding Covid-19 venue capacity restrictions.
All graduates will receive two complimentary guest tickets. Doctoral graduates will receive four complimentary guest tickets.
Additional tickets can be purchased from 18 – 25 August 2021. When you receive your graduation registration confirmation OCC, information on purchasing additional tickets will be included.
Photography and memorabilia
GFP Events are Curtin’s preferred supplier of graduation photography and memorabilia.