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About Convocation

Convocation is a statutory body and the name given to the University’s largest constituency – its alumni.

Around 160 000 graduates, Wits academic staff, and retired academics with 10 consecutive years’ service to the University make up Convocation. You automatically become a member of Convocation when you receive a degree from Wits.

Convocation’s role is “to discuss and state its opinion upon any matter relating to the University”. Convocation elects the University Chancellor, the President of Convocation, and 10 members of the Executive Committee of Convocation (Exco).

What Wits does today can influence the value of your qualification tomorrow. Convocation enables alumni to have a say in University matters, ensuring that the quality and reputation of your Wits qualification is maintained and strengthened.


Giving to Wits

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Whether you invest in a promising young student, or contribute towards vital research or new buildings and facilities – giving to Wits brings great personal satisfaction and lasting results you can be proud of for years to come.

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