Graduation Day Information - Class of 2017

We look forward to sharing this special event with you on Friday 20 April 2018!

Location: Eastern's new Wantirna Campus (5 Burwood Highway, Wantirna)

There are two components to graduation day:

  1. Graduands Celebration, Prayer and Prophecy
  2. Graduation Ceremony

Graduands Celebration, Prayer and Prophecy

As part of the preparation for and celebration of this special event, this part of the day is open to all Graduands.

The Prayer and Prophecy session is an opportunity for you to be prayed for by staff and other students. Graduates have commented that this time has been one of the most special in their life at Eastern and a significant one in preparing and sending them on to what the Lord has for them.

Please arrive at 1.45pm to sign in for a 2.00pm start.

Graduation Ceremony

Graduands who are not attending the Graduands Celebration, Prayer and Prophecy must be at the venue no later than 4:00pm for graduation gowning, rehearsal, and photographs.
Please note: You must attend the rehearsal to be eligible to graduate and if you are late you will miss being in the Class of 2017’s photograph.

The actual graduation service will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Visitors should be seated comfortably before that time. To help make this day one to remember, the service will be followed by a light supper for you and your guests. We encourage you to invite friends and family to attend.

Graduation Attire

Graduation is a formal event so we ask that you dress accordingly. In the interest of aesthetics, we ask our graduands to wear smart casual. All graduands are to wear black shoes where possible. (Thongs are not appropriate footwear for this event). If you wear a jacket on the day, it will be stored and labelled in the gowning room while you are wearing your graduation gown.

We will supply your Academic Regalia for the evening, including your stole or hood (colour), trencher (cap) and gown. You will need to provide us with your head circumference and height as part of your application to graduate. Please be aware your gown may be pinned to your attire.

Academic Regalia

Course Gown Hood / Stole Colour Trencher
Certificate III in education Support Black N/A No
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology Black N/A No
Diploma in Christian Ministry & Theology Black N/A No
Diploma in Arts Black Yellow No
Diploma in Theology Black Red No
Associate Degree in Arts Black Yellow Satin Hood No
Associate Degree in Theology Black Red Satin Hood No
Bachelor of Arts Black Yellow Hood Yes
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Black Green Hood Yes
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Black Green Hood Yes
Bachelor of Theology Black Red Hood Yes
Graduate Certificate of Arts Black Yellow Stole Yes
Graduate Diploma of Arts Black Yellow Stole Yes
Master of Practical Theology Black Red Hood Yes
Master of Transformational Development Black Yellow Hood with white trim Yes

If you believe you are eligible and have not yet applied to graduate with the Class of 2017 please complete and submit the Graduation Application Form. All your results for the year do not need to be on your record before you apply.

Other Important Information

Survey After graduation, you will be asked to complete an online survey about your course and post course experience. Through this survey, we hope to achieve the following:

  • Improve career advice and assistance for students and alumni
  • Improve students’ course experience
  • Compare Eastern’s students with other colleges and universities in Australia

You will have the opportunity to complete the survey from 1st May 2018 and will be provided with further details via email after the Graduation Ceremony.

Photography A professional photographer will also be available after gowning for individual photographs and again after the service for family and group photographs. As a gift from the college, each Graduate will be emailed a copy of the 2017 Class Photo after the event. Further information regarding prices of photos will be provided closer to the event.

Fees: There are two fees associated with graduation - the late application fee and the gowning fee. Graduation applications submitted prior to 1st December have the first fee waived. Graduation applications received on and after 1st December 2017 through to 19th January 2018 will incur a fee of $100. All Students attending the Graduation Ceremony will be invoiced $50 to cover gowning costs in January 2018.