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How do I doff my mortarboard?

Once your name is called and before you start walking towards the Chancellor, you can exchange salutes with the Chancellor by touching your mortarboard or bonnet with your right hand. If you are not wearing headwear, just nod your head.

All graduates shake the Chancellor's hand with their right hand and receive the award in their left hand.

If there are religious or cultural concerns with this method of accepting your award, simply cross both hands across your chest to signal to the Chancellor not to shake your hand.

Congratulations to our new graduates!

New Graduates

As a Curtin graduate you are now a member of the Curtin Alumni community, which consists of over 200,000 talented and inspirational alumni worldwide.

Don't forget to check if you are eligible to complete the Graduate Outcomes Survey!