FAQ - RMIT Melbourne Graduation - 18th December 2019

Can I get my photos taken before ceremony day?

Yes, please do! We strongly recommend attending one of the early photography days at Marvel Stadium as it will be very busy on graduation day. Your friends and family are welcome to join you in the studio on the early days as well.

Early photography times and locations days can be found below:

Dates: Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th & Friday 13th December 2019
Time: 9AM – 7PM
Location: Marvel Stadium, Gate 4, Level D

Dates: Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th December 2019
Time: 9AM – 7PM
Location: Marvel Stadium, Victory Room via External Concourse, Gate 9

As a bonus, graduates that book and have their portraits taken on the early photography days will receive one free digital stage image from 48 hours after graduation.

Terms & Conditions of stage offer

  • Photographs must be taken on one of the early days (11th – 17th December 2019).
  • Offer covers one digital stage image of your choosing.
  • Offer not transferrable to Portrait Session images 

Avoid the queues – have your photos taken before graduation day. 

Can I get my photos taken on graduation day (18th December 2019)?

Yes, our studios are available before and after the ceremony. Locations and opening times of photography studios are below:

Time: 9AM – 1:30PM
Location: Victory Room via External Concourse, Gate 9

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Location: Victory Room via External Concourse, Gate 9

*The photography service will close between 1:30PM and 5PM for the ceremony. 

We recommend you pre-book your Portrait Session online so you can line up at the studios with your guests when you arrive. It is very busy on graduation day - please arrive as early as possible to have photographs taken. 

Your photographer will carefully arrange your gown and take you through a range of poses of yourself as well as with family and friends. Sample RMIT testamurs will be available for your photos prior to the ceremony.

Do I get a specific appointment time when I pre-book my photo session?

No. Due to time constraints, we can’t book in a specific time for your session.

What is academic dress and how do I wear it? 

If you're graduating at a ceremony, you'll wear the traditional academic dress of black gown, a hood or a stole and a mortarboard. RMIT’s academic dress is based on the Oxford style, and exactly what you wear is determined by your program’s discipline and the level of award you receive, e.g. diploma, bachelor, master.
More information regarding academic dress is available on the RMIT website here

RMIT has created a video guide on how to wear your academic dress. The video is available here.

Individual stage presentation photos

A photo will be taken of you when you are presented with your testamur (certificate) on stage by the RMIT representative. The photo will be available for purchase through the "View/Order Stage Image" button on our website 48 hours after graduation. Graduates that have a Portrait Session on the early photography days will receive one free digital copy of this stage image. Your photo will be available to purchase for one year after graduation day.

Photo booths

Reed Graduations photo booths will also be available at Marvel Stadium on graduation day at:

Gate 4. Level 1, Aisle 43
Gate 6, Level 1, Aisle 30
Gate 8, Level 1, Aisle 19
Gate 9, Level 1, Aisle 6

These booths are free and are for fun, informal photos with friends, family and fellow graduates!

After the event

Your studio images will be available to view from approximately 48 hours after graduation through the “View/Order Portrait Images” button. A range of print sizes and digital options are available to purchase, as well as digital copies of your images. To view our price list, please click here

Reed Graduation Services are dedicated to providing only the absolute highest level of quality. Your printed images will be thoughtfully re-touched, carefully packaged and delivered to your door or post office approximately 4 weeks after ordering. 

Digital images are available to download approximately 48 hours after graduation.