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The University conducts graduation ceremonies at the following times every year:
Graduation eligibility needs to be confirmed by the relevant faculties. Invitation letters will be available to on the website under quick links.
Other reasons why you may not have heard about your graduation:
For students who complete their studies at the end of Semester 2 of the current year, invitation letters will be available on the website by February of the following year.
Students who complete studies at the end of Semester 1 of the current year will be able to access an invitation letter by mid-July to August of the same year. For students who have supplementary or deferred assessments or need to obtain credits from other institutions, invitations will be sent once the credits and marks have been finalized and transferred to their academic record.
If you still cannot access your invitation letter and have checked all of the above, please contact your respective faculty.
The academic attire is black, with hoods representing the relevant faculty colour. Doctoral candidates wear red gowns with hats and hoods representing the faculty colour. For general academic attire enquiries, please contact Dippenaar and Reinecke on (012) 342-7550/1. Dippenaar and Reinecke will be situated on campus next to the experimental theatre (there will be directions at the Auditorium) for the duration of the graduation ceremonies from 7:00 until one hour after the last graduation ceremony of the day.
Additional guest tickets may be available, but no guarantee is given that there will be extra seats for any graduation session.
Graduates will not require a ticket for themselves, because they will be allocated a seat at the ceremony.
If you have lost your degree certificate or it has been stolen, a duplicate certificate will be issued by the University. The following is needed: an affidavit (SAPS), your ID document, your academic record (obtained from your faculty) and a payment receipt (contact cashiers at Finances in this regard).
To replace a damaged certificate, the following is needed: the damaged certificate and a payment receipt (contact cashiers at Finances in this regard). No name changes will be made on certificates after they have been issued.
You can contact Mr Gerrie du Preez on (011) 559-4883 regarding the replacement of your certificate. Degree certificates are provided by appointment only.
In the case of requests for the early release of degree certificates for the purpose of emigration applications, professional registrations, overseas employment, etc., students may request that they be issued with an official statement and/or a letter of completion – at a minimal cost.
The official statement includes the graduand's name, student number, conferral date and programme details. An official statement can be arranged through your faculty. A letter of completion states that a student has successfully completed all the requirements of his/her programme and is eligible to graduate at the next round of ceremonies.
The UJ Alumni Association (UJ AA) exists to build and maintain a network of participative UJ Alumni. The Executive Committee of the UJ AA negotiates certain benefits, such as bursaries and discounts, for the contributing members of the Alumni Association.
The following groups qualify automatically for membership of the UJ AA:
A great way of keeping in touch with the University community is by joining the Alumni Association.
Membership is R20 per month or R200 per year, and all you have to do is complete and return the application form at the back of the graduation programme that will be given to you on the day of your graduation ceremony.