Stellenbosch University (SU) already is preparing to celebrate the academic achievements of thousands of students who will be graduating this coming December in a format that complies with current regulations and will not put the health and safety of graduands and guests at risk.

The SU Rectorate has approved a hybrid graduation model for the December graduation cycle scheduled for 14 to 16 December 2020. The hybrid graduation model includes small physical (face-to-face) ceremonies as well as virtual faculty-specific graduation ceremonies.

The physical graduation ceremonies will be held in the SU Conservatoire of Music (Konservatorium), as the venue is the most suitable for the small number of attendees allowed, and from a social distancing perspective. These physical (face-to-face) ceremonies will be held for the following categories:

  • Doctoral Graduands (including March/April 2020 graduands)
  • Honorary Doctorates
  • Chancellor’s Awards Recipients
  • Chancellor’s Medallist

Virtual faculty-based ceremonies will be held for the remainder of the graduand categories. These graduands will receive their qualifications in absentia.