Graduation caps and gowns are back in town

2 MAY 2022

Graduation caps and gowns are back in town

Charles Sturt University is awash with caps and gowns this week as the University welcomes students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 to celebrate at their rescheduled graduation ceremonies.

  • More than 430 graduates from 2020 and 2021 will celebrate with approximately 1,200 guests at five rescheduled graduation ceremonies in Bathurst this week

Charles Sturt University is awash with caps and gowns this week as the University welcomes students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 to celebrate at their rescheduled graduation ceremonies.

More than 430 graduates and approximately 1,200 guests will attend five ceremonies in Bathurst on Monday 2, Tuesday 3, and Thursday 5 May.

The Bathurst events will host graduates from all faculties and from courses such as education, psychology, computing and mathematics, and nursing.

Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon said the University has not forgotten the graduates who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s exciting to host graduations again as they are the culmination of years of academic focus, hard work and sacrifice for our students,” Professor Leon said. “It’s an important moment for them to stop and celebrate with family and friends who have supported them.

“I am particularly excited to be part of the ceremonies in Bathurst, these being my first as the Vice-Chancellor of Charles Sturt University, and I am looking forward to meeting many graduates and hearing about the impact they are making in their communities.”

Professor Leon said all 2020 and 2021 graduates who did not attend a graduation ceremony in June 2021 have been invited to attend a ceremony this year.

Charles Sturt University will hold 27 graduation ceremonies at campuses in Port Macquarie, Bathurst, and Wagga Wagga, as well as ceremonies in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Professor Leon said the University continues to take all necessary steps regarding COVID-19.

All graduates, guests and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have proof of a medical exemption to attend a graduation ceremony.

Staff will wear masks, and graduates and their guests will also be encouraged to do so. Masks can be removed for photos, and as graduates cross the stage to receive their testamurs.


Media Note:

To arrange interviews contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

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