Melbourne Graduation Parade

Join our time-honoured tradition and celebrate your success with the City of Melbourne.

Alumni and graduates parading along Swanston Street

Each year more than 3,000 RMIT students and staff participate in the colourful parade in Melbourne's CBD as a celebration of students’ success.

Parade details

  • The parade starts promptly at 10am Wednesday 13 December.
  • Know what college you're in!
  • Gather in your college areas from 9.15am
    • College of Science Engineering and Health: Bowen Street, behind Storey Hall
    • College of Business: University Way
    • College of Design and Social Context: Alumni Courtyard
  • Signs will direct you to your college’s area

Who can march?

Only graduating students can march in the parade. Friends and family are welcome to walk alongside the parade. Tickets are not required.

Please remember

  • Follow the instructions of Police and Traffic Marshals
  • Keep the parade moving—don’t stop for selfies as we have limited time
  • On reaching Federation Square, grab a snack and water and keep moving up into the main square
  • Flat shoes are your friends.

Register to march in the parade

Watch the action

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