Step 6: Graduation Guide

Where to be and When


DateEventVenueInformation for Graduands
Sun 13 Dec

9am, 11am,
1pm and 3pm.

Please check the Graduation Invitation for your allocated ceremony time.
Graduation CeremoniesAvondale University College ChurchAssemble in allocated seats.

Ticket entry only (for your guests).

COVID restriction apply, if you don’t have a ticket we cannot allow you in the church.
Mon 14 Dec

9am, 11am,
1pm and 3pm.

Please check the Graduation Invitation for your allocated ceremony time.
Graduation CeremoniesAvondale University College ChurchAssemble in allocated seats.

Ticket entry only (for your guests).

COVID restriction apply, if you don’t have a ticket we cannot allow you in the church.


Parking


Complementary parking is available across the campus and you will be directed to park where places are available. Please allow time to park and walk to the venue and consult a map for directions. Disabled parking is available to graduands and their guests via the Graduation Invitation. Graduands: please indicate parking requirements for yourself or guests on this form.

Seating


Graduands should:
  1. Meet in foyer of church and be directed to line up. You will have the opportunity to place your belongings at your seats before lining up to march into the church. Please be at the church 20 minutes before your ceremony session starts.
  2. There will be marshals directing you where to go once you get to the church and where you need to line up and sit.

Guests should:
  1. If you have a ticket you will be permitted entry into the church for your allocated ceremony. If you do not have a ticket you will not be permitted into the church due to COVID restriction
  2. Please be seated 15 minutes before your ceremony session starts

Graduands have opportunity to request special seating for those with a disability or medical requirement when accepting Graduation Invitation.

Photography


Take photographs from seat only—no tripods in aisles on ground floor, against walls on ground floor or on first floor of Chan Shun Auditorium.

Professional portrait photography is available for graduands and their guests throughout each ceremony day.

$69 - Formal portrait emailed
$89 - Formal portrait plus family portrait emailed
$109 - Formal portrait plus two family portraits emailed

Archival grade prints available on request, mailed anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.

From 8.30am until 4pm on the 13th and 14th of December.

Payments taken via credit card or cash on the day.

Processional


Begins service with Avondale University College president, graduands should:
  1. Ensure tassel hangs on right of trencher
  2. Proceed as directed by marshals up centre aisle in pairs keeping two metres space between pairs
  3. Proceed as directed to allocated seat, remaining standing until directed to sit

Presentation of awards


Graduands will receive awards in order as published in graduation booklet, graduands should:
  1. Stand in rows as directed by marshals and proceed to stairs at left of stage
  2. Proceed as directed by marshal upstairs and across stage to Avondale University College president once name is read
  3. Receive graduation folder from president for official photograph
  4. Proceed further across stage to have tassel moved to left of trencher
  5. Proceed to down stairs on right of stage, pausing for another photograph
  6. Proceed down stairs and return to allocated seat

Recessional


Ends service with graduates exiting row by row down aisles.
Note: Exit the foyer immediately and clear the front of the church to avoid congestion.

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Gifts


Alumni Heritage Walk

Leave your legacy. Purchase a paver in the Alumni Heritage Walk. The paver is etched with your given, family and (if applicable) maiden names, and your final year at Avondale. The walk honours you as an alumnus while raising money to preserve and restore the heritage features of the Lake Macquarie campus. Visit our online store to purchase your paver.

Graduation Bears

Attractive bears and other soft toy animals available for purchase. Contact Lyn Medhurst (mervalyn@hotmail.com or 0407 004 956) to order. Proceeds to Nepalese Prolapse Ladies.

Avondale Branded Merchandise

Visit the Online Store to purchase Avondale tshirts and hoodies.