AUTUMN GRADUATION DATES
START 17 – 21 APRIL 2023
OPEN 19 SEPTEMBER 2022 – 31 JANUARY 2023
Please send your applications to the following email addresses or hand delivered to the mentioned staff.
Required documents: Certified copy of ID/ Passport. A completed graduation application form. The form is available from the VUT graduation webpage.
ALL FINAL- YEAR STUDENTS AND THOSE WAITING FOR WIL RESULTS SHOULD APPLY IMMEDIATELY. NB!!! DO NOT WAIT FOR FINAL RESULTS TO BE RELEASED.
Admission cards for the ceremony must be collected on the day of the ceremony at the venue where gowns will be issued.
These cards must be shown at the hall entrance for admission. Please note that admission to the hall will be on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is limited.
Graduands should report at the right-hand door of the main entrance to the hall, where the admission card will be exchanged for a qualification card with a seat number.
You are requested to be seated 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. The doors will be closed 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
Official photographers will be in attendance during and after the ceremony should you wish to have a photo taken in your academic dress.
NO OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE HALL. Hiring of academic wear will be done only on the day of the ceremony.
Dress code for the ceremonies is formal or decent Traditional. NO tackies or jeans allowed.
It is strongly recommended that men dress in dark suits and women in a comfortable dress length, with a comfortable shoe heel height, to reflect the solemnity of the occasion.
IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THE CEREMONY
Students who are not present at the ceremony must pay an in absentia fee of R130.00
Certificates are issued to students after the graduation ceremony.
1. You must be dressed in your own gown with hood draped over your left arm. A member of the University personnel will signal when you should proceed to the stage.
2. You will hand your qualification card, kept in your right hand, to the Executive Dean of the relevant faculty, who will present you to the audience.
3. Proceed to the Vice-Chancellor, who will be seated in the middle of the stage.
3.1 If you are being awarded a Diploma: Turn and face the Vice-Chancellor for congratulation and handshake.
3.2 If you are being awarded a Degree: Turn to the Vice-Chancellor, kneel on the bench and bend your head towards the Vice- Chancellor.
4. Proceed to the Registrar, who will be standing on the left-hand side of the stage. Turning with your left shoulder, present the hood draped on your left arm to the Registrar and turn to face the audience. You will now be hooded by the Registrar.
The placing of the hood around your neck is official confirmation that your qualification has been conferred. Leave the stage on the left-hand side and receive your certificate in front of the stage. Proceed to your seat.