Events for alumni

Opportunities for catch-ups, learning and enrichment.

The alumni team want to continue to provide you with opportunities for catch-ups, learning and enrichment.

Alumni event highlights 2022

Our University has a proud history of sharing ideas, and each year we present hundreds of talks, forums, seminars and workshops free of charge to our students, alumni and wider community. These events are delivered to you online, in collaboration with partners and experts, as part of our dedication to living in an Island of Ideas.

Island of Ideas is a series of public talks designed to ignite conversation and curiosity in our community. Now in its fourth year, the program is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and explores a diversity of current issues and events.

Please explore the Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming public events hosted or supported by the University of Tasmania.


Alumni online series

The University of Tasmania online alumni series Explore provides opportunities for advancement and inspiration.

Catch up here on past webinars

Graduation ceremonies

A day to celebrate.

Your graduation ceremony is a very special occasion. It’s a chance to celebrate your academic achievements with classmates, friends, family and staff. From dress hire to studio-quality photos, we have plenty of ways to make your big day special.

And if you want to revisit your graduation ceremony, you can find links at past graduation videos and programs and 2022 highlights.

Upcoming ceremonies


Stage your next class reunion.

Our Alumni Relations Office staff can assist you with staging your next class reunion on campus by providing promotional, logistical and administrative support.

For more information download our Event and Reunion Guidelines.

See our 2022 highlights

Reunion guidelines (PDF 184.5 KB)

University events

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A complete list of upcoming public events hosted or supported by the University of Tasmania.

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Enjoy some moments from the graduation celebrations

Highlight events 2022


Thousands of students celebrate university success

Graduation, Cradle Coast students 2022

7 December 2021

Marking the culmination of years of study and effort, 53 students graduated at the Town Hall in Burnie.

University of Tasmania Pro Vice-Chancellor (Cradle Coast) Professor Jim Cavaye congratulated the year’s graduating class on furthering their life-long learning.

Graduation, Hobart students 2022

3 May 2022

Graduation came early for more than 1000 University of Tasmania students who celebrated in the University’s first Autumn ceremonies.

Graduations have traditionally been held in August and December. The new May ceremonies reflects the changing ways people study and the flexibility of the university calendar to cater for student needs.

Chair of the University’s Academic Senate Professor Natalie Brown said increasing numbers of students were completing their studies outside the traditional semester periods.

“The University is committed to increasing access to higher education for everybody who wants it and part of that is making sure that students can fit study around all their other work and family commitments,” Professor Brown said.

22-23 August 2022

The culmination of years of study were celebrated when more than 3,400 students graduated in the University of Tasmania’s Winter graduation ceremonies.

Hobart ceremonies saw students graduate from the College of Health and Medicine; Sciences and Engineering; Arts, Law and Education; Business and Economics as well as the Graduate Research Office.

Acclaimed author and alumna Dr Carmel Bird (BA 1961, DipEd 1963) was awarded a Doctor of Letters honoris causa for her outstanding creative contribution to Tasmanian, Australian and international literature. The award recognises Dr Bird’s profound legacy and the particular significance of her work in relation to Tasmania’s history and its place in contemporary cultural life.

Graduation, Launceston students 2022

26 August 2022

Launceston ceremonies welcomed graduates from the College of Health and Medicine, College of Business and Economics, University College and the Graduate Research Office.

Professor Richard Scolyer AO (BMedSci 1987, MBBS 1990), who was the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for his world-leading work in melanoma, gave an address.

Graduation, Sydney students 2022

5 April 2022

Hundreds of Sydney students were joined by family, friends and the broader University community to celebrate graduation success.

Students from across the University’s colleges attended ceremonies at the Darling Harbour Theatre, where they were joined by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black, and members of University Council including Chancellor Alison Watkins AM.

Alumni receptions

With more than 146,500 alumni across 134 countries, the University of Tasmania community is a large and growing one.

2022 saw the return of the opportunity to reconnect with alumni off-island, encouraging conversations about Tasmania and its future. At the Sydney and Melbourne alumni events, Chancellor Alison Watkins AM provided an update on the University and sought contributions from alumni on their views around the priorities for the University. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) Rob Wilson engaged with alumni at the well-attended Singapore event.

Career networking events

Alumni networking event, Tasmanian University Business and Economics Society, August 2022

TUBES alumni career networking event

24 August 2022

Alumni working at Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Hops Products Australia, Hydro Tasmania, KPMG, University of Tasmania, TasNetworks, Tasmanian Audit Office, and WLF Accounting & Advisory met seventeen current students at the Tasmanian University Business & Economics Society (TUBES) networking event at the University’s Hobart Apartments building.

Alumni networking event, Environment Student Society, September 2022

Environment Student Society alumni career networking event

5 September 2022

The Environment Student Society networking event at the Stanley Burbury lecture theatre was an excellent opportunity for alumni representing the Clarence City Council, City of Hobart, Landcare Tasmania, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, The Environment And Water, and CarbonLock-CSIRO to share their industry knowledge with current students.