2. Eligibility to graduate

Whether or not you plan on going to your graduation ceremony, you'll need to complete some tasks in your final semester before you can graduate.

Click one of the below to find out what you have to do:

Coursework students

Your first priority in your final semester is to make sure your graduation semester is correct in mySI-net. To check your graduation semester, log in to mySI-net, select the 'Graduation' tile and then:

If it’s before 31 August:

  • Go to ‘Expected Graduation Semester’ and select ‘Semester 2’ of the current year. Click ‘Save’.

If it’s after 31 August and you haven't received a ceremony invitation:

  • Go to ‘Expected Graduation Semester’ and make sure ‘Semester 2’ of the current year is displaying.
  • If the wrong semester is displaying, contact your faculty or school.

Check your personal details

To ensure you receive accurate graduation documents at your ceremony, check your personal details are correct in mySI-net. Select the 'Personal Details' tile, then:

  • Go to ‘Personal Data’ and check that your name is correct. If your name isn’t correct, you can change it.
  • Go to ‘Addresses’ and check that your mailing address is correct. If you don’t attend your ceremony, your graduation documents will be mailed to this address.

Update your personal details by 5pm on 29 November 2018.

    HDR students

    All HDR students receive their graduation documents by post. Before we mail your graduation documents, you have to log in to mySI-net and:

    • confirm your thesis title
    • provide a 100-word abstract
    • update your personal details.

    Your graduation documents will be mailed no later than 4 weeks after the conferral of your degree.

    Thesis title

    To confirm your thesis title, log in to mySI-net and go to ‘Higher Degree Research’ then ‘Thesis Details’.

    If your title is incorrect email thesis@gradschool.uq.edu.au.

    Abstract

    To provide your 100-word abstract, log in to mySI-net and go to ‘Higher Degree Research’ then ‘Thesis Details’.

    Type 100 words into the ‘Abstract’ field. This 100-word abstract will be printed on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

    Personal details

    To ensure you receive accurate graduation documents, select the 'Personal Details' tile in mySI-net and:

    • Go to ‘Personal Data’ to check that your name is correct. If you apply to change your name, please also notify the Graduations Office: graduations@uq.edu.au.
    • Go to ‘Addresses’ and check that your mailing address is correct. Your graduation documents will be mailed to this address.

    Graduation ceremony invitations

    Once you're identified as a potential graduand, you'll be invited to complete a 'Conditional Graduation Application form' in mySI-net.

    Your 'Conditional Graduation Application form' is where you can:

    • RSVP (yes or no) for a graduation ceremony, or
    • request a later graduation ceremony.

    These invitations will be sent to your student email on a rolling basis from 22 October. Don’t worry if your friends in another faculty have received an email but you haven’t. Your records may still be under review.

    Complete the form straight away. It must be submitted by 5pm on 22 November. You have to complete the form whether or not you plan on going to your ceremony.

    If you are expecting to graduate but haven’t received an email by 19 November 2018, contact your faculty or school.

    How can we help?

    Contact the Graduations Office:

    (07) 3365 9194

    Download

    Download the full graduation ceremony schedule:

    Ceremony schedule (PDF, 171KB)