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The awarding of degrees, diplomas and certificates will take place in the Coetzenburg Centre at the Coetzenburg sport grounds from 2 - 5 April 2019. 

Each ceremony will commence punctually, and all candidates up to masters level must report at the pavilion of the Danie Craven ​Stadium two hours prior to the commencement of the ceremony, already in possession of their hired academic wear. 

Doctoral candidates must report at the Barlow Room in the Jannie Marais homestead at Coetzenburg, 1½ hours prior to the commencement of the ceremony, also already in possession of their hired academic wear. Download t​he official notice that contains all essential information. Graduation programme and name lists (April 2019): Vol I (ceremonies 1 - 3) and Vol II (ceremonies 4 - 6)​.



For graduates that are not able to walk across the stage, degrees will be conferred below the stage area. Send an email to for special arrangements. 

Guests who need special arrangements due to health reasons can send an email to Marjorie van Rooy at Guests in wheel chairs can also contact Marjorie to reserve place for a wheel chair next to a chair for a partner. 

​Graduates or guests that require the services of a sign language interpreter are welcome to contact Marjorie before 20 March 2019. As the venue is not equipped with a screen, arrangements will be made for the interpreter to be seated with the graduate or guests.




Candidates who are unable to attend the ceremony can arrange for their degree, diploma or certificate to be awarded in absentia by completing the relevant form, which is available on before Friday, 22 March 2019​​. 

The relevant graduation documentation will then be posted to the candidates after completion of all the ceremonies.  The documentation will be posted to the address registered on the University's database. To access the form, go to (Studies > Absence from graduation ceremony).​