2020 Sydney College of Divinity Graduation
SCD Graduation Ceremony

The annual Sydney College of Divinity Graduation Ceremony is a memorable occasion for graduates, their families and friends. It incorporates times of worship, a short address and the conferral of awards to students.

The Graduation is not open to the public. Attendance is by invitation only with the Sydney College of Divinity inviting its graduating students and a limited number of guests to the event.


In general the Order of Proceedings will include:

  • Academic procession
  • Greeting and a welcome address by the President of the Sydney College of Divinity
  • Hymns
  • Prayer
  • The Word of God
  • Conferring of the awards
  • The occasional address
  • Prayer of Dedication
  • Benediction
  • The recessional


This is a by invitation only event. As such there is no entrance fees but there are costs for graduants associated with the ceremony.

Graduants will need to hire a gown and trencher from the USYD Store.  Hoods and stoles can be hired or purchased from the graduants enrolled college or Sydney College of Divinity Office of the Dean.

This information is to help 2020 graduants have an idea of expected costs. The costs listed are for 2019. As rates are reviewed every year, it is likely that the costs may increase in 2020.

Gowns and Trenchers
2019 Graduants hired a gown and trencher at a cost of $40 per item.


Purchase: Price for hoods in 2019 was $120.00 for undergraduate awards and $150.00 for postgraduate awards. Stoles for Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma was $90.00. When purchased directly from the Sydney College of Divinity by the graduand there was a $10.00 postage and handling fee (within Australia).

Hire: Hoods and stoles hired through the enrolled college in 2019 was $70.00. When hired directly from the Sydney College of Divinity by the graduand the charges were: Hire $70.00, Deposit $50.00, Postage and handling $10.00.

Academic Dress

Graduants are required to wear the appropriate regalia to graduate.  This includes an academic gown, a trencher (cap) and a hood with the appropriate colours for your award.

Gowns and Trenchers
Graduands are required to book your regalia hire with the University of Sydney Store . On the USYD Store webpage scroll down and select the ‘I need to hire for a different occasion’ button.

On the Graduation Ceremony day graduants collect their hired regalia from The Sydney Store, which is located in The Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney. Regalia must be returned to The Sydney Store no later than 3.30pm on the same day or a late fee may be charged.

Graduants are responsible for hiring their gowns and trenchers. Graduants are advised to book their regalia in advance in preparation for attending your graduation ceremony. Contact [email protected] for any information.

Hoods and stoles should be hired and/or purchased through the graduants enrolled college. The college Registrar should be contacted for information.

Professional image and video recording of the Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony photographs

The Sydney College of Divinity takes photographs of the Graduation Ceremony and the events before and after for use on their website, promotion and information booklets.

The Sydney College of Divinity will use the photograph/image/audio recording/video recording and likeness in all forms and manner for the purposes of advertising, media publicity, publication, general display or for any other College purposes in whole or in part, including but not limited to publication on Internet web sites, broadcasts and any other publications as released to or by Sydney College of Divinity. As a graduant, if you do not want to be included in the photograph and/or video session, email [email protected] and the Registrar of your teaching institution minimum one week before the Graduation Ceremony informing us of your decision.

Graduation Ceremony DVD

A DVD of the 2019 Graduation Ceremony is available for a purchase price of AUD$25.00 + postage.  DVD’s  are also available for past graduations, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017 and can be purchased by making a request to the Sydney College of Divinity at [email protected].

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