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Graduation Information

Autumn 2024 graduation ceremonies will be held at the UJ Auditorium on the Auckland Park, Kingsway Campus between 14 March 2024 and 5 June 2024. Note ceremonies scheduled for 29 June 2024 were moved to 30 May 2024 and 5 June 2024 due to South African National Elections being scheduled for 29 May 2024.

Autumn Graduation Letters will be emailed to you by 9 February 2024. Please ensure that UJ has your current email address. 

Follow this link if you wish to download your graduation letter:





All graduates will receive one e-ticket, which is valid for the graduate and three guests, except for doctoral candidates, who are allowed five guests. The e-ticket will be sent to you via email a week prior to your respective ceremony.

Doors to the graduation venue will close 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Graduates and guests must arrive at least an hour before the ceremony and be seated no later than 15 minutes before the ceremony.

No late graduates or guests will be allowed entry once the doors are closed.



All outstanding fees, library fines, or outstanding documents must be submitted 8 weeks before the season commences. The onus is on graduates with outstanding matters to confirm that payment has been received by student finances, to inform the faculty of the payment made, or to ensure that your faculty have received any outstanding documents.

Should outstanding fees not be settled, you will still be allowed to attend the ceremony, walk across the stage, and take photos; however, your certificate and academic record will be withheld.

If, for whatever reason, you do not qualify for the conferment of the qualification, the University reserves the right to cancel the invitation.



By law, your certificate must reflect your full name exactly as recorded on your identity document or passport. The onus is on you, the graduate, to ensure the accuracy of the information at UJ Student Biographics so that all official documentation reflects the correct information.  Any change in biographical details must be submitted well in advance to ensure that graduation certificates are issued with the corrected information. Certificates for 2020 and 2021 candidates were printed at the time of virtual graduation and a reprint fee will be required for any changes made to these certificates.

Only if your details are incorrect, should you complete a change of details form and submit this along with a copy of your identity document or passport to the Student Enrolment Centre.

Download the Updated change of details form

(email address: to process the necessary amendments.

To avoid the costs associated with a reprint due to incorrect detail, potential graduates should ensure that their details are correct timeously as specified above.

Graduation Gown Hire or Purchase

Graduation gown hiring or purchase is for the graduate’s account and no items are funded by UJ.  The official Gown Supplier for 2024 is Dippenaar en Reinecke.

Download the pricing schedule and purchase or hire form here – Graduation Gown Hire or Purchase Form

Photography Booking (Updated pricing for 2024)

While photos are taken of every candidate on stage, the purchase of photos is for the graduate’s account and no items are funded by UJ.  The official photographer for 2024 is Gordon Harris Photographic.

Order online here – Photos online order form

Download the forms for ordering photos here – Stage Photos download form   Family Photos download form

Grad2024 Attire Form

Virtual Graduations



To arrange collection of your certificate (graduated between 2020- 2021), kindly email

Electronic Academic Record

Please follow these steps to access your Electronic Academic record

  • Visit the Alumni portal (click here or on the image below)
  • Select Alumni as your affiliation to the University.
  • You will be requested to type in your alumni/student number and pin number in order to proceed.
  • If you have forgotten your pin number, select “Request a pin” and a pin number will be sent to your email address.
  • If your email address has changed, please contact the UJ Call Centre at 011 559 4555 OR send an email to
  • If you cannot remember your alumni/student number, please contact the UJ Call Centre at 011 559 4555 OR send an email to

Additional information

UJ Virtual Campus

Ceremony information

1. Ceremonies
UJ will host graduation ceremonies in Autumn starting 14 March 2024 until 31 May 2024. at the UJ Auditorium, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus.

Autumn 2024 ceremonies will be held for candidates who complied with the requirements to graduate by 31 December 2023.

Winter 2024 ceremonies will be held between 15 July 2024 and 31 July 2024) for candidates who complied with the requirements to graduates between 1 January 2024 till 31 March 2024.

Summer 2024 ceremonies will be held between 7 October 2024 and 23 October 2024) for candidates who complied with the requirements to graduates between 1 April 2o24 and 31 July 2024.

2. Frequently asked questions
Click for a list of frequently asked questions regarding graduation


3. Contact details for enquiries
Have you read the content of your graduation invitation letter, read through the Frequently Asked Questions on the Website, and still have not been answered?

Contact the following channels.

Graduation Status – UJ ChatBot on the bottom right corner of your screen or your relevant faculty
Certification and the Digital Certificates platform –
Alumni and eAcademic Records and the Alumni Connect platform –
Graduation Ceremony queries – regret no requests for extra tickets will be responded to.