The mid-year graduation may lack the blistering sunshine and the week-long round of ceremonies, but it will spell the start of a new season for the graduands, 1 113 students who will receive degrees and diplomas when they assemble in the Jameson Hall to be capped or hooded this week.
In June last year, 1 092 graduands attended the mid-year ceremonies.
For many, it will signal the end of a chapter at UCT as students.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin West will also close a chapter. He will preside over his last ceremony, having officiated at almost 100 ceremonies (see story on this page).
Leading the way to the platform is the faculty of commerce with 484 graduands followed by Humanities with 228, Science with 117, Law with 78, Engineering & the Built Environment with 89 and Health Sciences with 70.
The June graduations are usually marked by higher numbers of postgraduate students, senior students whose theses and dissertations stretch over the academic seasons.
The provisional PhD tallies for the various faculties are: five for Engineering & the Built Environment; 10 for Health Sciences; one for Law;13 for Humanities, one for Commerce and 17 for Science.
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