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Graduation 2024

Graduation (December 5-8) is a wonderful weekend of celebration for our 2024 graduands and their families.

Thursday, December 5

Graduation Banquet: Details TBC

Friday, December 6

Consecration Service: 7 pm, Avondale University Church
Nursing Consecration Service: 7.30 pm, Wahroonga Seventh-day Adventist Church

Saturday, December 7

Sabbath School: 9.30am, Ella Hughes Chapel
Valedictory Service: 11 am, Avondale University Church
The Thrift Honours: 7.30 pm, Ella Hughes Chapel

Sunday, December 8

Graduation Ceremony: 10 am, Avondale University Church
Session 1: Arts, Business, Ministry and Theology, VET courses and Higher Degrees by Research

Graduation Ceremony: 12 pm, Avondale University Church
Session 2: Education and Science

Graduation Ceremony: 2 pm, Avondale University Church
Session 3: Nursing and Lifestyle Medicine

Graduation Gifts

Graduation is a special time that many families choose to celebrate with special gifts and flowers. Better Books and Food will have a booth outside College Hall during the Sunday ceremonies with a beautiful range of graduation gifts and cards. 

Bella Floral Boutique will also be on campus with posies and single stems- anyone wishing to pre-order flowers should contact and let the team know that the order is for collection at Avondale University graduation.

Graduation Session 1, 10am, Sunday 10 December

Arts, Business, Humanities, Ministry & Theology, VET, Higher Research Degrees

Graduation Session 2, 12pm Sunday 10 December

Education and Science

Graduation Session 3, 2pm Sunday 10 December

Nursing and Lifestyle Medicine


Arts, Business, Humanities, Ministry & Theology, VET, Higher Research Degrees
Education and Science
Nursing and Lifestyle Medicine


Nursing and Lifestyle Medicine
Education and Science
Arts, Business, Ministry and Theology, VET, HDR
Avondale University graduates will receive digitally certified copies of their graduation documents:

• Testamur (graduation certificate)
• Academic Transcript
• Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS)

Additionally, a hard copy of their testamur will be given to graduates at the graduation ceremony.

Documents will be distributed through My eQuals, a secure service used by more than 50 universities and institutions across Australia and New Zealand. My eQuals is a globally recognised, secure online platform providing students with lifetime access to digital academic documents.

Learn more about My eQuals 

Note: If graduating in absentia, and you have nominated to collect your graduation folder, please collect from Student Administration Services from Monday 11 December 2023. For those who have nominated for their folder to be posted, mailing will commence from Tuesday 12 December 2023.

Graduation and Awards Conferral Policy

The Graduation and Awards Conferral Policy states the eligibility for students to graduate from Avondale and the protocols for award conferral and attending the graduation ceremony.

Academic Documents Policy

The Academic Documents Policy ensures the academic documents provided to current, graduating and former students are accurate, verifiable and secure, and that they meet the requirements of relevant Commonwealth and state governments, accreditation bodies and legislation.
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