Graduation ceremonies around the corner

10 January 2003

It is during this time of the year that the corridors of academia begin to quieten and students start to feel the pressure building towards the 2003 end-of-year examinations.

But for many, December also symbolises the end of the road, as their student days come to an end and they graduate from UCT.

Graduation week this year will be held from December 8 - 12 and the Student Records Office have asked that students be mindful of the following important information:

  • Examination results and lists of qualifiers will be published outside the Bremner Building at 12h00 on Wednesday, December 3. Health Sciences Faculty results will be published at the Medical School and Law Faculty results will be published at the Kramer Building. Results will also be available on the UCT web page (, on electronic mail ( and the MTN hotline number: 083 123-999. If your fee account has not been settled, you will be unable to access your results.
  • If you wish to attend your graduation ceremony (these take place in the Jameson Hall), you must complete a graduation reply form and return it to the Student Records Office by November 3 to guarantee your place and two guest tickets to the ceremony. All qualifiers are required to wear the prescribed academic dress to ceremonies. Those obtaining a degree must hire a gown and hood, and those obtaining a diploma must hire a gown. These may be hired from the university at a nominal fee. Admission tickets for guests will be issued at the time that gowns and hoods are hired. Each person graduating or receiving a certificate or diploma is entitled to two guest tickets. Requests for extra guest tickets cannot be considered as seating in the Jameson Hall is limited.
  • Each graduation ceremony usually lasts for approximately two hours after which a celebratory function is held. All graduands and their guests are invited to attend the function. The venue for each function will be indicated on your admission ticket.
  • Students graduating must enter the Jameson Hall through the side door on the south side. Guests enter through the main door. The doors will open one hour before the start of the ceremony. Students should be seated half an hour before the start of the ceremony, while guests should be seated at least 15 minutes beforehand.
  • If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, you must still complete a graduation reply form. You will therefore graduate in absentia.

Other important dates:

October 17 - Lectures end
October 20 to 24 - Study week
October 27 to November 14 - Exams

For further information on graduation ceremonies, please contact the Student Records Office on tel 650-2126 or fax 650- 5714. For queries relating to the faculties of commerce, engineering and the built environment and health Sciences, please contact Sylvia Mpengesi on e-mail: For queries relating to the faculties of humanities, law and science please contact Xolani Njecana on e-mail: Or visit the office's web page: records/

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