UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Graduation Dates

Graduation Dates for 2014

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 21st of November 2014.
  •  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.

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.

End of year 2014
10 December 2014
Morning 09:30

Commerce Law and Management

(PhD, MBA, MM, MEcon Sci, MLaws, MCom, BCom Hons, BLaws, PDM, Higher Diplomas) - download provisional list for CLM here

10 December 2014
Afternoon 13:00

Humanities

(PhD, MA, MEd, BA Hons, BADA. BEd, BMus, BA, PGDA, Adv Dipl in Arts) - download a final graduand list for HUM here

10 December 2014 Evening 16:30

Engineering and the Built Environment 

(Phd, MSc Eng,MEng, MSc, MArch, MUD, MBE, Bachelor degrees in the Built Environment (academic and professional), Hons, PG Diplomas, GDE) - download provisional list for EBE here

And

Science (Phd, MSc, BSc Hons, BSc, PG Diplomas) - download provional list for Science here

11 December 2014
Morning
09:30 Engineering and the Built Environment (Undergraduate degrees in Engineering disciplines) - please confirm your graduation with your faculty
11 December 2014
Afternoon 13:00 Health Sciences (Therapeutic Sciences and Allied Medical Disciplines, PG and UG) - please confirm your graduation with your faculty
11 December 2014
Evening 16:30 Health Sciences (Medical/Clinical and Dental disciplines, PG and UG) - please confirm your graduation with your faculty