The Examinations and Graduation Office (EGO) provides a service to students regarding graduations and examinations. The University runs approximately 26 graduation ceremonies annually and it is the responsibility of EGO to co-ordinate the ceremonies, keep records of each ceremony procedures and print the degree/diploma certificates.

Congratulations! You are about to become a graduate from Wits. You can now call yourself a true Witsie! This website provides a guide on how to experience a seamless graduation process from the time you have met the requirements to being a graduand.

You can download the Guide to Graduating as a PDF here

Contact us at the EGO Helpdesk (011) 717 1272; Fax: 086 579 6590; Email:


What do I need to graduate?

You must fulfil all requirements for your diploma/degree and your fee account must be settled in full and on time, at least 30 days prior to the ceremony date. You also need to make sure you have no outstanding matters with the University.

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Where & when?

The Graduation Ceremony is held in the Great Hall on East Campus and commences promptly at 9:30am (morning session), 13:00pm (afternoon session) and 16:30 (evening session). The duration of the ceremony is approximately 2 hours.


What to wear & what to do

Academic dress is available to purchase or hire from the University's preferred supplier, House of Graduates. Watch Kudos the Kudu demonstrate the ceremony procedures to learn what to do at your graduation - watch the video on YouTube


Certificates & transcripts

The University only issues ONE ORIGINAL certificate per graduate. Certificates are issued to graduates and diplomates at graduation ceremonies. Transcripts are issued by the individual Faculties only.


Keeping in touch

Once you have completed your degree you become an "Alumnus" of the University. Wits University offers a wide range of benefits and services to alumni, including access to campus facilities, mentoring programmes and keeping in touch with other alumni