It's the largest cross-faculty social event of the year: the Annual Graduate Ball. But this time, it's going to be a real nightmare!

2017 "Nightmare" BALL

It's the largest cross-faculty social event of the year: the Annual Graduate Ball.

Your ticket includes:

  • Entry to the unparalled Plaza Ballroom: a hidden, underground mansion lost in time and darkness
  • All your drinks for the night (including wine, cider, beer and soft drink)
  • A three-course meal: dinner, dessert, and (of course) second dinner.
  • An Awards ceremony, where selected members of the university community are recognised for their contribution
  • A frightful night of dancing and dread/frivolity
  • Photo opportunities galore


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Awards at the Ball

This year, GSA will be presenting awards to notable graduate students and Graduate Groups in our community. 

The awards are:

  1. GSA Graduate Group of the Year
  2. GSA Student Leader of the Year
  3. Outstanding Contribution to the University Community
  4. Outstanding Contribution to a non-Parkville Campus
  5. President's Award

The winners of these awards will be announced during the Nightmare Ball.

Get shortlisted for a free ticket to the Ball!

If you are shortlisted for any of the awards, then you can attend the Ball for free. (Pre-purchased tickets can be refunded for shortlisted nominees).

Nominations are open from now until Wednesday 16 August (midnight) 2017.

  • You may nominate yourself. (Do not be shy!)
  • You can nominate yourself or others for multiple awards.
  • Fill out the form once for each individual award you wish to nominate for.
  • You can be nominated for activities and achievements that occurred while you were an undergraduate.

About the Annual Ball

Every year, the University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association holds a ball open to the entire graduate community. Whether it’s the roaring 20s or Eurovision-inspired 70s, the Graduate Ball gives graduate students a night of drinks, music and dancing unlike any other.


Photography: Rebecca Houlden (


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