Special requirements

You can list any special requirements when you apply to graduate or until the cut-off date for making changes. See update your application for deadlines.

Accessibility needs

If you or one of your guests has access needs and requires a wheelchair bay or aisle seat, we can arrange this. For graduates, staff can also arrange for seating or assistance needs such as:

  • assistance on stage (due to short term injury or long term condition)
  • wheelchair access.

Let us know by adding this information in the special requirements field in your graduation application or lodging an enquiry in ask.monash.

See the Clayton campus mobility map (pdf, 0.77 mb)

Children at graduations

You can bring children to your graduation ceremony however, you'll need to organise for one of your guests to supervise them during the ceremony, which runs for about 90 minutes.

Therefore, your children cannot:

  • sit with you while you’re waiting to receive your award, or
  • go on stage with you.

Infants and small children can get restless during the ceremony, so please arrive early to secure your guest seats near the aisles just in case they need to make an early exit.

A child older than four will need their own seat ticket.

A child four years and younger who would like a seat of their own, will need a ticket. If they don’t need their own seat, and will happily sit on guest’s lap, they won’t need a ticket.

You can't take your pram into the Robert Blackwood Hall. Please leave it in the space set aside in the foyer.

Posthumous awards

If a student has passed away, a family member can request a posthumous award. This is subject to approval by University Council.

There are three options:

  • graduating in attendance, with a family member representing the deceased student
  • graduating without attending a ceremony (in absentia) and receiving the award certificate (testamur) in the mail
  • family receiving the certificate from the faculty at a private occasion.

The family need to advise the student's faculty which option they prefer. For posthumous award procedures, staff should see ask.monash online help

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