Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: pledge ceremonies

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Pledge Ceremony for undergraduate Health Sciences, MBChB, Nursing and BScHons: Biokinetics graduands will take place on Monday, 25 March 2024.


JN de Villiers Boardroom, Clinical Building, First floor, Tygerberg Campus


Arrival Time: 11:30
Ceremony time: 12:00 to 13:00
Join us for a glass of sparkling wine or juice following the ceremony.


In-person ceremony


Graduands may invite four (4) guests to attend the ceremony.


A separate invitation will be emailed to graduands for RSVP purposes.

Academic attire for the FMHS pledge ceremony

Please follow the steps below to hire, collect and return academic attire.

Important information: The wearing of a black gown is compulsory for the FMHS Pledge Ceremony on Monday, 25 March 2024. Please note that no hoods are required for the Pledge Ceremony. Hoods are only required for graduation.

Hiring: Please contact Dippenaar & Reinecke for the hiring of academic attire.
Tel: 012 343 2945/7
E-mail: admin@diprei.com
Click here to read more about the hiring process, cost and the hiring form.

Collections: FMHS graduands can collect their academic attire from two venues: Tygerberg Campus (selected days only as shown below), as well as the Athletics Refreshment Kiosk adjacent to the Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium, Stellenbosch (as per the Graduation website).

Collections at Tygerberg Campus, Lecture Hall 7, Education Building (for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only):

  • Friday, 22 March, 09:00 to 15:00
  • Monday, 25 March 08:00 to 15:00

Returns: FMHS graduands can return their academic attire to the Athletics Refreshment Kiosk, Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium as per the Graduation website. No returns will be accommodated at the Tygerberg Campus for the March 2024 Pledge Ceremony.


An official photographer will be arranged for the ceremony. Photographs will be taken with the handing over of the scroll, as well as at the signing of the pledge book.

Unfortunately, photographers hired by families cannot be accommodated during the ceremony. There will be time available after the ceremony for families and friends to take photos at the pledge book.


Please visit the FAQ page for more information.