The Sydney College of Divinity has an annual graduation ceremony held at the Great Hall, Sydney University normally in the month of May. This is always a memorable occasion for both graduates and their families and friends as it incorporates times of worship, a short address and the conferral of Diplomas and Degrees to students.


Information for graduating students

All graduands will be sent an information letter with details about the arrangements for graduation.  If you expect to graduate and have not received an information letter please contact the Registrar of your Member Institution.

Academic Dress

To graduate you will be required to wear the appropriate regalia or academic dress.  This includes an academic gown, a trencher (cap) and a hood with the appropriate colours for your degree.

Gowns and Trenchers

Graduands are responsible to organise  to hire their own gown and trencher.  These are hired directly from University of Sydney Union and collected on Saturday morning and returned that afternoon by 1.30pm. Please follow the booking instructions provided on the University of Sydney Union website. Payments can be made by cheque or online.


Hoods and stoles are to be hired and/or purchased through your home Member Institution.  Contact the Registrar at your institution to arrange this.


  • Purchase: Price for hoods will be $110.00 for undergraduate awards and $120.00 for postgraduate awards. Stoles for Graduate Diploma will be $55.00.
    If these are purchased direct from the Office of the Dean by the Graduand there is a $10.00 postage and handling fee (within Australia).
  • Hire: Hire cost for all hoods and stoles hired through the Member Institution is $50.00.
    If these are hired direct from the Office of the Dean by the Graduand the charges are:

Hire $55.00
Deposit $50.00
Postage and handling $10.00


Guests and Tickets

Graduands are entitled to four(4) tickets for relatives and friends who wish to attend the graduation ceremony.  No more than four guests per graduand are permitted, due to space and fire restrictions in the Great Hall.

Tickets will be provided to each Member Institution by the SCD Office.  You can collect your tickets from the Registrar of your home Member Institution.


2016 Graduation

Occasional Address – A Nobbs

DVD  of Graduation Ceremony

A DVD or Blue-Ray of the 2016 Graduation Ceremony will be available for purchase from the SCD Office.

DVD – $25.00 + PP$10.00,     Blue-Ray – $45.00 + PP$10.00


Academic Transcripts and Testamurs


An academic transcript is an official record of the units of study you have completed and the grades you have received for each unit.

If you would like to order a copy of your academic transcript please complete this form.


When you graduate you will receive one copy of your official testamur.   If you wish to order an extra or replacement copy please fill out this form.