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Graduation ceremonies – May 2017

If your status on PeopleSoft Self-Service is still set to ‘invited’, it means that you have not indicated whether you wish to attend your graduation ceremony or not. The graduation venue is approaching capacity level for the majority of the ceremonies and we therefore need an understanding of the numbers involved for optimal ceremony management.

Please confirm your attendance by Friday, 7 April 2017.

After this date, you will only be permitted to graduate ‘in absentia’, meaning you will be absent from the ceremony. If you still wish to attend a ceremony, you may attend one of the July graduation ceremonies which takes place on the 14th July 2017.

Graduation picture

Graduation is the highlight of the university calendar. Undergraduate and postgraduate students receive their degrees at ceremonies that take place twice a year at UCT: in a one- or two-day event in June, or during the main graduation week in mid-December.

The university also confers honorary degrees on distinguished visitors who have made a valuable contribution to society. Other awards which are conferred during graduation include:

Live Streaming of Graduation Ceremonies

Do you have family and friends who cannot attend your graduation but would like to see you graduate? They can go to the main page of the UCT website and click on the Graduation Streaming link, then watch the whole ceremony online as it happens.

Please note that you need to use IE9 and above to view the stream, however we recommend using Google Chrome for best support.

Find more information about graduation ceremonies in the downloads column (on the right).

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May 2017

May 2017 Graduation Ceremonies

May 2017 Graduation Information Booklet

Gordon Harris Photographic Information


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