Commencement is the formal induction for all new students at ANU. It’s an opportunity to hear from the Vice-Chancellor, notable graduates and other great speakers about what makes ANU such an exciting place. Expect a fun event full of colour and excitement and the opportunity to get to meet some fantastic people.
WHO IS SPEAKING IN 2018?
In 2018, ANU graduate and 2016 ANU Postgraduate Student of the Year, Assistant Professor Jessa Rogers, will give the Commencement keynote address. Jessa is an exciting education leader who has a passion for education and empowerment of Aboriginal women. The event will also feature a traditional Welcome to Country, remarks from the Vice-Chancellor, and other great speakers.
INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS
If you have accepted your offer to study you should have received an invitation from the Vice-Chancellor to the Commencement Address - this is an important part of your journey into ANU. Please make sure you register to attend here by 2 February 2018. If you haven't received an invitation yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Commencement, including the University procession for new students, is available here.
INFORMATION FOR ANU STAFF AND RETURNING STUDENTS
Staff, returning students and ANU alumni are encouraged to come along to welcome new students. After Commencement we will be holding refreshments on the lawns of University House which you are welcome to attend. Please make sure you register here (select the 'I'm a spectator' option) to ensure we have an idea of numbers for catering.
WHAT IF I’M AN ONLINE STUDENT?
You can still participate! The event will be live streamed on our Facebook and YouTube channels from 4pm (AEDT).