Congratulations Graduates

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Sandra McPhee portrait


On behalf of Southern Cross University, congratulations on your graduation.

We are immensely proud of you. The graduation ceremony is our way of celebrating your remarkable achievement.

We hope you enjoy the day. It’s an important milestone in which you, your family and friends can take great pride. 

Graduation also marks your entrance into the Southern Cross University alumni community, a network of more than 70,000 graduates that stretches around the globe. 

As an alumnus, there are many ways for you to stay connected with your 'Alma Mater'. There is opportunity to develop the professional networks you have established during your studies, to mentor current students, or to showcase your work through our Alumni of the Year Awards.

You may have finished your studies, yet we hope your involvement with the University will continue. We love to hear what our graduates are doing and where your journey takes you. 

Congratulations on your graduation and all the very best for your next steps.

Sandra McPhee AM

How to register for graduation

All the information you need 


Everything you need to know about your graduation (PDF)

Graduation disciplines colours: Arts is white, Business is sunflower yellow, Education is bluebell blue, Health sciences are signal red, Indigenous studies is red and yellow, Law is magenta, Science is turquoise, and Social science is violet.

Academic dress

Each discipline of Southern Cross University has been assigned a colour for hoods and stoles. Colours are displayed in the linings of hoods and on the edges of stoles.

Gowns for Doctorates are blue. Hoods for Doctorates are gold except for Doctor of Philosophy which is blue.

Correct academic dress is compulsory for all graduands.  Your academic dress will be booked as part of the registration process for your graduation.

Silver Rose is the supplier for the hire and purchase of academic dress for Southern Cross University

T: +61 (7) 3262 5788

E: [email protected]

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the vice chancellor and academic leaders on stage at a southern cross University graduation ceremony

Silver Rose Photography

Silver Rose Photography is proud to be the official photographer for the Southern Cross University Graduation Ceremonies.

We offer a complimentary portrait sitting in our studios located on-site and are open before and after the ceremony. Our assistants will ensure gowning is correctly arranged so you look just right for this very important portrait. Simply visit our studios when you are robed.

Your family and friends are also welcome to be part of your graduation studio portrait. Silver Rose Photography can photograph couples, groups of friends and even large family groups. Talk to the friendly customer service staff at our studios.

You will also be photographed as you cross the stage to receive your testamur from the Chancellor (or nominee). The stage photo can be purchased online or at the Silver Rose Photo Centre, located near the studios.

You will be able to view your photos on our website by the following morning. 

Graduation Photography prior to 2020 please contact The New Camera House.

T: +61 7 3262 5788
E: [email protected]

Next live stream: MELBOURNE - 13 September 2024

Join us online for the ceremony live stream.

See other recently recorded graduation ceremonies - Coffs Harbour (June 2024), Sydney (May 2024), Gold Coast (February 2024), Lismore (September 2023), Melbourne (September 2023), Coffs Harbour (June 2023), Gold Coast (April 2023), Sydney (February 2023), Gold Coast (Dec 2022), Lismore (November 2022), Melbourne (October 2022), Coffs Harbour (September 2022), Sydney (August 2022), and Gold Coast (June 2022).

Contact details

Graduation Office

Graduation and Events Coordinator
Southern Cross University
Lismore Campus, A Block, Level 2, A2.37/A2.38
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480 Australia

T: (02) 6620 3339 or
T: (02) 6620 3184 or
T: (02) 6626 9280
E: [email protected]

Photography and Academic Dress

Silver Rose

T: +61 (7) 3262 5788
E: (academic dress): [email protected]
E: (photography): [email protected]

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