UQ celebrates 250,000 graduates

4 December 2017

After more than a century of teaching and graduating students, UQ is celebrating graduating 250,000 graduates at this week’s ceremonies.

Established in 1909, teaching began at UQ in March 1911, and the first five graduates received their testamurs in 1913 – two women and three men. Since that first ceremony, more than 250,000 students have received degrees from UQ, including more than 13,000 PhDs. 

UQ graduates live in at least 170 countries, with large cohorts in the United States, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

December ceremonies will be held on 7 December at the Gatton Gymnasium at Gatton campus, and 8–15 December at the UQ Centre at St Lucia campus.

UQ staff are encouraged to use the official hashtag for this project on any social media posts celebrating graduations: #UQ250K. Other frequently used alumni related hashtags are #UQalumni and #UQyoungalumni.

For more information on key messages or logos, view the key messages.

For more information about graduations, visit the Graduations website.

For information about road closures and disruptions during graduations, visit the P&F bulletin board.