Graduation Ceremonies 2020
After careful consideration, USC has determined that no physical graduation ceremonies will proceed in 2020. This is due to the government's requirement that no mass gatherings occur, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Graduation is our favourite time of the year, and we always look forward to celebrating the success of our graduands. We are saddened to have to make this announcement and recognise that it will be a great disappointment to you. However, the health and well-being of our community must come first.
When the government restrictions are lifted and large public gatherings are permitted again, we look forward to celebrating your graduation with you and your family and friends.
In the meantime, we would still love to celebrate with you at a special online celebration.
What happens now?
- You will graduate in absentia. You will be advised of your completion date by Student Services.
- Your electronic documents will be available to you and hard copies of your documents will be posted to you. Please ensure your mail address is correct in USC Central.
- Join us for an online celebration to recognise your achievements.
We encourage you to complete your Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS).
Meet recent USC graduates
Bachelor of Paramedic Science
Emma shares that at the start of her degree she was very nervous as a mature age student. Emma was excited and humbled to receive a University medal on her Graduation day, and proud to represent Indigenous Australians.
Executive Master of Business Administration
For Angela it was the highest honour to be able to sit on stage with all of the academics and really be counted. She was ecstatic to have graduated, she shares "no-one was ever going to do it for me, I had to do it for myself."
Bachelor of Business/Science (Sport Management)
Jackson is a student who gave all he had to give – and definitely made his mark at USC. Jackson shares that crossing the stage is a heart drop moment.
Graduation storiesUSC Newsroom
USC sets wheels in motion for bike shop manager’s new career20 October
Matthew McCurdy, 35, has made a career change to teach science and maths at Warwick State High School after recently graduating from USC and earning a University Medal for his excellent grade point average of 6.88 out of 7.
Caboolture graduate uses degree to help chronically ill27 May
New USC graduate Maddison Schuster is now among the hundreds of Sunshine Coast social workers striving to help chronically ill older people access support services, particularly in the age of COVID-19 restrictions.