Charles Darwin University will return to in-person graduation ceremonies in Darwin and Alice Springs.
Announcing the dates of ceremonies from May to September this year, CDU Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Engagement and Success Sam Jacob said the decision was made considering the changing COVID-19 requirements and the University’s commitment to its graduands and community.
“We’ve had a lot of student feedback about graduation ceremonies remaining virtual, so with the support of the hiring venues we will produce a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan based on the numbers at these events,” Ms Jacob said.
“The ceremonies will comply with the safety principles from the Chief Health Officer Directions.
“The majority of our graduands are interstate, but we know that some will still try to travel for the celebration.
"We take very seriously the need to find the safest solution for all while enabling our graduands to fully celebrate their achievements.”
Ms Jacob said graduates from last year’s virtual ceremony who have previously expressed their interest in attending an in-person ceremony will be invited to the Darwin and Alice Springs events in May and June.
“There is still time for students to register their interest to attend a ceremony in person by emailing email@example.com and they will be invited to the next available ceremonies according to graduation deadlines,” she said.
Graduation ceremonies will be held at:
- Darwin Convention Centre
- Thursday 27 May
- Friday 28 May
- Thursday 16 September
- Friday 17 September
- Alice Springs Convention Centre
- Thursday 24 June.