Awards and Graduation
Graduation ceremonies for Box Hill Institute students will be held at the Besen Centre, 87 Station Street, Burwood.
Booking is essential. If you have not received your invite yet, please contact your school.
Find out your graduation day below:
|Wednesday, 1 March 2017||Tuesday, 7 March 2017|
- 4.00pm: Regalia collection
- 6.30pm: Ceremony
- 9.00pm – 10.30pm: Gown return
- Please ensure that you purchase tickets for the correct date and time.
- Purchase of tickets is not refundable.
- Higher Education students: for those not attending the graduation ceremony, your award will be sent to you following the graduation ceremony.
- VET students: if you have not yet received your award, please contact your school.
- Please print your ticket(s) and bring it with you on the night.
Entry to the Registration and Gowning Room at the Besen Centre is down the path to the left of the main entrance. When you arrive, you will be required to register at the check-in desk, where you will receive an allocated seat and a program. After you register, collect your regalia. Staff will be available to assist with fitting your gown.
Once you are gowned, you will be able to join your guests in the foyer prior to seating. If you choose to leave the Besen Centre once you are gowned, you must return before 6:00pm.
Leave the stage via the steps on the right and return to your seat until the end of the ceremony.
Receiving Your Certificate
When it is time for you to receive your certificate, an usher will direct you to the stage in order of presentation.
When the MC announces your name:
- Walk onto the stage
- Receive your certificate
- Shake hands with or acknowledge the Box Hill Institute Board Member
- Leave the stage via the middle steps and return to your seat until the end of the ceremony.
If you are eligible to receive more than one award, you will be presented with your highest award on stage.
Conclusion of the Ceremony
At the conclusion of the ceremony, graduates will stand as the academic procession leaves the stage. As the academic procession leaves graduands will stand and follow, joining the procession as it leaves the auditorium.
Following the ceremony graduates and guests will be able to celebrate with Box Hill Institute staff over supper.
Please return your regalia to the Gowning room by 10:30pm.
Regalia will be provided to all graduands free of charge. Your regalia will be available for collection between 4.00pm and 6.00pm at the Besen Centre on the day of your graduation. Depending on your award you will receive the following:
|Diploma||Gown & Stole|
|Associate Degree||Gown & Stole|
|Bachelor Degree||Gown, Hood & Mortar Board|
Please return your regalia to the collection point at the end of the night.
As all gowns are open at the front and hang to around mid-calf, your clothes will be clearly visible. We advise you wear smart casual clothing underneath your gown and sensible shoes to negotiate the stairs on and off the stage.
Seating will be allocated to you when you collect your regalia. Seating will be arranged according to your award and is not to be swapped. Your guests may sit anywhere in the general seating area.
If you arrive after 6pm, you may be allocated seating in a late section and you will receive your award following the presentation of all other awards.
Reed Graduations will take professional photographs before and after the ceremony. Reed Graduations is an independent business and Box Hill Institute does not bear any responsibility for the outcome of any transactions you may make with them.
The price for pre booking photography is $20. On the day purchase will be $30.
Please follow the link to pre book your graduation photographs:
Food will be provided for students and their guests from 5:15pm – 6:15pm.
We invite students and guests to remain behind and join staff for post event celebrations where light refreshments will be provided.
Tram route 75 stops at the corner of Burwood Highway and Station Street.
Bus route 732 stops at Bronte Avenue, just outside the Bensen Centre (last bus to Box Hill at 9:12pm).
Parking is free for each graduation. The Besen Centre car park can be accessed via Station Street. Please use the Mount Scopus College entrance.