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Hobart celebrates graduate achievements

Mortar boards will be flying high today (Monday, December 18) as University of Tasmania graduands officially celebrate the completion of their studies at graduation ceremonies in Hobart.

The celebrations follow on from recent Cradle Coast and Launceston ceremonies.

This year a total of 4500 students will graduate from The University of Tasmania, 2250 of whom will attend one of 13 ceremonies held throughout Tasmania to have their degrees and diplomas conferred in person.

Hobart ceremonies begin today and continue on Tuesday, 19 December and Wednesday, 20 December.

Graduation celebrations will also take to the streets of Hobart with a Town and Gown procession, on Wednesday 20 December.

Held in each city, the procession is a special feature of the University’s December graduations and allows the wider community to join in the celebrations of each region’s graduates.

As in Burnie and Launceston, primary school students who will be graduating from the Peter Underwood Centre’s Children’s University Tasmania program will also join the Town and Gown processions in Hobart, wearing traditional caps and robes.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Calford encouraged the community to join the University in celebrating the success of 2017’s hard working graduates.

“Graduation is an exciting time and a chance for students to stand proud, after all their sacrifices and hard work to achieve their academic goals,” he said.

“The graduation ceremonies and the Town and Gown procession are the perfect opportunity for family, friends and the wider community to stand behind these students and encourage them along whatever pathway they choose to tread next.”

The Hobart Town and Gown procession will start at the IMAS building on Castray Esplanade, at 2.15pm, before proceeding to the Federation Concert Hall where graduations will continue. 

For specific dates and times for each faculty’s graduations visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/graduation

Published on: 18 Dec 2017 3:06pm