5. Venues and transport

December graduation ceremonies are held at St Lucia and Gatton campuses. Be sure to review the venues and your transport options before you leave home.


Gatton ceremonies are held at the War Memorial Gymnasium, followed by a reception in the Dining Hall. St Lucia ceremonies are held at the UQ Centre, followed by a reception in the Great Court.

Use UQ maps to find your way around campus

Accessibility and special assistance


If you have disability or condition, email graduations@uq.edu.au at least 2 weeks before your ceremony to discuss possible arrangements. Please note the Graduations Office can't provide equipment hire.

Guests with a mobility impairment can enter the UQ Centre at St Lucia via the lifts on the lower level, and a passenger set-down zone will be located directly outside the Gatton War Memorial Gym. Drivers should approach the blockade and ask a Traffic Officer for access.

Venue doors open one hour before the ceremony start time at St Lucia campus and 45 minutes before the ceremony start time at Gatton campus. Guests who require special assistance should arrive just before the doors open and see an usher who can help them to a seat.


Limited accessible parking bays are available near the Dining Hall at Gatton and the Great Court at St Lucia for people with a mobility impairment.

While these areas will be closed to the general public, people who need to park closer to the post-ceremony celebrations are welcome to do so.

Drivers should speak to Traffic Officers, who can grant access.

Learn more about accessibility around campus

Public transport

We recommend using public transport when travelling to St Lucia. Parking is extremely limited.

For 6pm ceremonies, make sure public transport is still running after the reception, so you and your guests can get home safely.

Plan your journey on the Translink website


Parking is only permitted in approved zones and fees may apply – you could be fined if you or your guests park in the wrong place.

Some on-campus roads are closed during graduations and parking can be difficult. We recommend planning your journey carefully.

Learn more about on-campus parking

Shuttle bus

Shuttle buses operate on St Lucia campus on ceremony days. They run in a loop every 10 to 15 minutes from 9.15am to 9pm, stopping at the following locations:

  • UQ Centre
  • Sir William MacGregor Drive
  • University Drive
  • Campbell Place.

How can we help?

Contact the Graduations Office:

(07) 3365 9194


Download the full graduation ceremony schedule:

Ceremony schedule (PDF, 166.5 KB)