Attending your graduation ceremony

To attend a ceremony you will need to make payment for your attendance and any guest tickets before the closing date to ensure that your tickets are reserved for you.

Graduation attendance cost

When you are notified that you are a potential graduand, you will be directed to the online shop should you wish to attend a ceremony.

You can only confirm your attendance and any guest tickets by way of payment.


The prices below apply to all graduations.

  • Graduation Attendance: $110
  • Guest Tickets: $15

Charles Sturt University offers scholarships to assist with the cost of graduation.

Graduation attendance and academic dress

The graduation attendance price includes the cost of programs, attendance, refreshments as well as the hire of full academic dress (gown, hood, trencher or bonnet), however the price is fixed whether you have a gown or not. Our Graduation Officers will have a full supply of graduation regalia available on the day. We can also assist you with donning your graduation attire and ensure you're wearing the correct colours for your faculty.

You can keep your gown for up to 1 hour after the ceremony to take photos with family, friends and peers. A professional photographer will be available on the day to take photos before and after each ceremony. All gowns are to be returned after the ceremony.

CSU has strict regulations in regards to standardisation of graduand regalia. Please see CSU Graduation Policy – Academic Dress for more information.

Guest tickets

Due to venue capacity and safety, a set number of guest tickets are allocated per graduand, ceremony and venue.

When you go to make payment to attend your ceremony you will be required to add your guest tickets. Here you will note the maximum number of guest tickets available to purchase.

When you select your attendance, you will add on selected number of guest tickets forming your graduation 'package' for payment.

Please note that all guests over one year of age are required to have a ticket.

The guest tickets payment includes light refreshments following the ceremony.

If any additional guest tickets become available, all attending graduands will be notified with the option to purchase.