UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Graduation Dates

Graduation Dates for 2015

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Should your graduation date coincide with a religious holiday, please inform your Faculty as they will assign you to another graduation ceremony.

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Protocol for graduands and guests

  •  All graduation ceremonies take place in the Great Hall, East Campus.
  •  Each graduand will be allocated two guest tickets except for PhD graduands who will be allocated three tickets.
  •  Space permitting, an extra guest ticket will be made available to married students. To enquire about the availability of an extra ticket, married students are requested to contact Elizabeth Mogotsi on 011 717-1272 or email Elizabeth.Mogotsi@wits.ac.za and therafter complete the Reply Form by no later than the 6th of March 2015.
  •  Guest tickets WILL NOT be allocated on the day of the ceremony to married students.
  •  Tickets are collected and academic attire is hired from CB228. Please note that the collection of tickets, academic attire and taking of photos requires at least an hour of your time, therefore it is recommended that you arrive at least 90 minutes before the commencement of the ceremony. Please ensure that you have your academic attire before entering the Great Hall.
  •  Graduands must please keep their graduand ticket with them at all times as they need it when crossing the stage.
  •  No children under the age of 7 are allowed into the Great Hall and no exceptions will be made.
  •  Flash photography is not allowed in the Great Hall and cell phones must be switched off during the ceremony.
  •  Kindly ensure that your guests are seated at least 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Guests who arrive once the ceremony has started will NOT be allowed into the Great Hall and will be guided to an overflow area from where they can watch a live broadcast of the ceremony.
  • Vuvuzelas, whistles or any noise-emitting instrument is strictly prohibited and will be confiscated in the Great Hall.
  • In keeping with the formal nature of our graduation ceremonies, we would like to remind you that the dress code is formal and respectable.
  • Inappropriate behaviour towards University staff will not be tolerated and security staff may be requested to remove people who disrupt the proceedings at any stage.
  • For the Faculty staff contact details Please Click Here.

The Guide to Graduating booklet available on the EGO website: http://www.wits.ac.za/graduations which has important information regarding graduation processes and procedures.

 First Cluster: March/April Grads
Faculty
Date Time  Degrees
Commerce, Law and Management 26 March 2015 16:30 BLaws (LF012); HDip Acc; PGDip Law
       
Science 27 March 2015
09:30 BSc; BSc Hons (Please refer to your Faculty for specific fields graduating)
Science 27 March 2015
14:30
BSc; BSc Hons; MSc; PhD  (Please refer to your Faculty for specific fields graduating)
       
Science 30 March 2015
09:30 BSc; BSc Hons, Higher Dipl Comp Sc (Please refer to your Faculty for specific fields graduating)
Commerce, Law and Management 30 March 2015
13:00 BCom General - Full-time and Part-time Students
Commerce, Law and Management 30 March 2015 16:30 PG DIP - Management; Com (CB013– Law)
       
Commerce, Law and Management 31 March 2015 09:30 LLB (LF013 and LF014)
Commerce, Law and Management 31 March 2015 13:00 BAcc Sci; BCom; BEcon Sci (CB008 (BaccSci); CB005 (BEconSci); CB006 (BEconSci (Actuarial Science); CB010 (Information Systems); CB012 (PPE)
Commerce, Law and Management 31 March 2015 16:30 BAccSci Hons; BCom Hons; BEconSci Hons (CH000,CH016,CH017) PhD’s and Masters Students - Please refer to  your Faculty
       
Humanities 1 April 2015 09:30 BA
Humanities 1 April 2015 13:00 PGCE; ACE; BA (BA students please confirm with your faculty on which ceremony you will be graduating with)
Humanities 1 April 2015 16:30 BADA; BAFA; BSocial Work; BA Speech & Hearing Therapy; BA PVA; BMus; BA
       
Humanities 2 April 2015 09:30 BEd
Engineering and the Built Environment
2 April 2015 13:00 Engineering
Engineering and the Built Environment 2 April 2015 16:30 Architecture
       
Second Cluster: June/July Grads   
Humanities 30 June 2015 09:30  
Humanities 30 June 2015 13:30  
       
Humanities & Engineering and the Built Environment 1 July 2015 09:30  
Health Sciences & Science 1 July 2015 13:30  
       
Commerce, Law and Management 2 July 2015 09:30  
       
Third Cluster: December Grads   
Commerce, Law and Management 8 December 2015 09:30  
Humanities 8 December 2015 13:30  
       
Engineering and the Built Environment & Science 9 December 2015 09:30  
Engineering and the Built Environment 9 December 2015 13:30  
       
Health Sciences 10 December 2015 09:30  
Health Sciences 10 December 2015 13:30  
       
General Graduation 11 December 2015 09:30