2019 Sydney College of Divinity Graduation


Date : Saturday, 18 May 2019
Venue : Great Hall, The University of Sydney

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.

Information for graduants

Graduands should receive an email from the Registrar at their Member Institution listing details about the graduation.  If you expect to graduate and have not received any notification please contact your college Registrar at the earliest.

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. Graduants will need to hire a gown and trencher from the USYD Store website at a cost of $40 per item.

On Saturday, 18 May from 8.30am you will be able to collect your hired regalia from The Sydney Store, which is located in The Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney. You are required to be ready by 10.00am, the earlier you arrive the better so that you are not rushing to make the ceremony on time. Regalia must be returned to The Sydney Store no later than 3.30pm 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. You can contact [email protected] for any information.


Hoods and stoles should be hired and/or purchased through your Member Institution.  Contact the Registrar at your college for more information.

Purchase: Price for hoods will be $120.00 for undergraduate awards and $150.00 for postgraduate awards. Stoles for Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma will be $90.00. 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 $70.00. If these are hired direct from the Office of the Dean by the Graduand the charges are: Hire $70.00 Deposit $50.00 Postage and handling $10.00

Professional image and video recording of the Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony photographs

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

Graduation Ceremony DVD

A DVD of the 2019 Graduation Ceremony will be available for a purchase price of $29.00 + PP$10.00 from the Sydney College of Divinity office.  DVD’s also available for past graduations, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 and 2017. Email [email protected] to request a copy.

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. If you do not want to be included in the photograph and/or video sessions, please email [email protected] or the Registrar at your Member Institution informing SCD of your decision.

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. Complete the Order for Academic Transcript Form to order a copy.


When you graduate you will receive one copy of your official testamur. To order an extra or replacement copy submit the Testamur Order Form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at your Member Institution.