Staff participating in the Academic Procession do not do not require an admission ticket.
Processing staff are asked to arrive at least 40 minutes before the ceremony start time and to proceed to the academic robing area. The academic procession will assemble approximately 20 minutes before the ceremony commences.
Processing staff are required to wear academic dress. If you have your own academic dress, please bring it with you, alternatively you may order items for your use on the day.
The front row will include the official party and senior officers with speaking roles.
* A staff member from the local campus will be invited to assemble the academic procession for the respective ceremonies.
Information for Volunteering Staff
A number of benefits come from having local staff volunteer at the graduation ceremonies. Firstly it is a more personal experience for the students if the staff they have dealt with over the years of attending ACU are present. It is also a great opportunity for staff to share the celebration with the graduates.
Volunteering is an opportunity to work with members of staff who you may not normally work with. It’s also an opportunity for a campus to unite and present an image to the community showing we are an organisation strongly supported by its staff.
The Graduations Office will roster staff to one or more of the following duties: assisting with hall and registration area set up, coordinating the academic robing room, checking that graduands are correctly attired, assisting with graduand registration, greeting and hosting guests of graduands and the University, ushering graduands in the hall, packing of in absentia testamurs, distributing/collecting graduate destination surveys, graduand/academic staff robing area set-up and/or pack down. Staff will be provided with a roster and Instructions for the various roles will be provided at a briefing session in the week prior to the ceremony.