UQ Graduations - Road Closures

26 Nov 2021


The University of Queensland will be hosting the 2021 December Graduation Ceremonies at St Lucia campus from Friday 10 December 2021–Monday 20 December 2021

Please note the key dates below:
Set-up: Monday 22 November 2021–Thursday 8 December 2021
Ceremonies: Friday 10 December 2021–Monday 20 December 2021
Pack-up: Tuesday 21 December 2021–Wednesday 22 December 2021

If you would like further details on ceremonies, please see the
Graduations webpage.

Affected areas

Graduation Ceremonies are held in the UQ Centre, followed by post-ceremony celebrations in the Great Court. A large number of graduating students, and their guests, will be present and moving constantly between the two areas; increasing pedestrian traffic in and around the UQ Centre, Union Road, Campbell Place and the Great Court.

Senior executive have requested to reduce or eliminate noise, vehicles and/or construction in/around these areas, in order to enhance our graduates’ experience and minimise risk.

Areas wishing to hold any type of event/function in Campbell Place, Great Court or on the Forgan Smith Lawns will not be permitted during the graduations period.

Road closures

As per previous years, road closures will be in place during the graduations period because of the increased pedestrian traffic. The road closures are essential to reduce the risks associated with the large number of people on campus.

Please see St Lucia campus map (PDF, 763.8 KB) identifying the road closures during the graduation period.

Below is an outline of the affected roads:

  • Union Road
    Union Road will have a full road closure in place from Blair Drive, with strictly no vehicle access during the graduations period. This includes no access to the UQ Centre and Aquatics Centre car parks from Union Road. The only exceptions will be for Emergency Services vehicles and the graduations shuttle bus. UQ Security will be onsite managing this road closure for the entire graduations period.

All motorcyclist and patrons who park under the UQ Centre will be required to park under the P10 Synthetic Fields car park.

Please ensure you do not park under the UQ Centre from Monday 6 December 2021–Tuesday 22 December 2021

The P10 car park under the Synthetic Fields will remain open with access from Sir William MacGregor Drive only.

Reserved parking in P10 Synthetic Fields will be provided to accommodate taxi/delivery drop offs, accessibility parking, service and maintenance bays, UQ Union complex tenants, UQ Sport and Health Services tenants, and any clients accessing services. UQ Security will be onsite from Friday 10 December 2021 managing this parking area and assisting people with where to park.

  • Mansfield Place/Great Court ramp
    The Great Court will be closed to vehicle access for the entire graduations period. UQ Security will be onsite managing the ramp closure allowing restricted access to graduations providers only, during periods of low risk, and Emergency Services vehicles, if required.

Alternate disability bays will be located in Mansfield Place, University Drive, Slip Road and Campbell Road.

A number of car parks in Mansfield Place will be reserved for suppliers.

  • Campbell Place
    Campbell Place will be closed from University Drive. The only exceptions will be for Emergency Services vehicles. UQ Security will be onsite managing this road closure for the entire graduations period.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please forward this onto any of your external stakeholders who may be affected.

Please feel free to contact Senior Events Officer, 
Teresa Winch via email with any concerns you may have.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation in providing a safe and memorable experience for the graduates and their guests.