The Academic Procession

A picturesque procession of graduates, faculty and staff will march from the Mackay Promenade to The Aitken University Centre before each graduation ceremony, weather permitting.

Order of Procession

The procession is traditionally led by a piper who is followed by the University Marshal; PhD, master’s, and bachelor’s graduands; faculty and staff; the Platform Party; and the mace bearer. If present, the Lieutenant-Governor and the aide-de-camp are at the end of the procession.

Where to Line Up for Procession

Graduates line up in the Mackay Promenade approximately 30 minutes before the start of each ceremony. Faculty and staff will meet in the Artists Lounge at the Aitken Centre for the Honour Guard Procession.