UQ July Graduations - Affected areas and road closures

17 Jun 2022

The University of Queensland will be hosting the 2022 July Graduations at St Lucia from Monday 11 July 2022 – Friday 15 July 2022.

Please note the key dates below:
Set-up: Monday 27 June 2022–Sunday 10 July 2022
Ceremonies: Monday 11 July 2022–Friday 15 July 2022
Pack-up: Saturday 16 July 2022

If you would like further details on the ceremony schedule, 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 graduates 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.

We request that noise, unnecessary vehicle movement and/or construction works in/around the affected areas are reduced or factored out, in order to enhance our graduates’ experience and minimise risk.

Please note that events and functions in Campbell Place, the Great Court or on the Forgan Smith Lawns will not be permitted during this period.

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

Please familiarise yourself with the St Lucia Campus Map identifying the road closures during the graduation period and choose alternative roads for your daily travel and or work within the campus.

Below is an outline of the affected roads:

  • Great Court ramp (Mansfield Place) – closed from Monday 27 June 2022–Saturday 16 July 2022
    The Great Court will be closed to vehicle access for the entire graduations period. UQ Security will be on site managing the ramp closure and allowing restricted access to graduations providers only, during periods of low risk, and Emergency Services vehicles, if required.

Alternate accessibility bays are located in Mansfield Place, University Drive, Slip Road and Staff House Road.

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

  • Union Road – closed from Monday 11 July 2022–Friday 15 July 2022
    Union Road will have a full road closure in place after the P10 car park entrance, with strictly no vehicle access during the graduations period. The only exceptions will be for emergency services vehicles and the graduations shuttle bus. UQ Security will be on site managing this road closure.

If you are expecting deliveries during this time, please organise alternative arrangements or contact UQ Senior Events Officer, Leila Hutton.

  • P10 UQ Centre Car Park
    Reserved parking will be cordoned off in P10 UQ Centre car park to accommodate graduations suppliers, 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 on site managing this parking area.
  • Campbell Road – closed from Monday 11 July 2022–Friday 15 July 2022
    Campbell Road will be closed from University Drive. The only exceptions will be for emergency services vehicles and the graduations shuttle bus. UQ Security will be on site managing this road closure.

It would be appreciated if you could forward this onto your external stakeholders who may be affected and notify your relevant clients where required.


Please contact UQ Senior Events Officer, 
Leila Hutton should you have any questions.

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.

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