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December graduations to conclude the UFS academic year
UFS December graduations: three days and six ceremonies of paying tribute to hard work, persistence, and perseverance.

The University of the Free State (UFS) is looking forward to conferring undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in all faculties during the upcoming end-of-year graduation ceremonies taking place in December 2018.

The UFS Bloemfontein Campus will host inspiring celebrations for graduates and their families in the Callie Human Centre on the dates specified below.
For more information about the upcoming ceremonies, visit the graduation home page, where graduating students can also access the graduation frequently-asked questions (FAQs).  Additional enquiries can be directed to
Graduation ceremonies for the different faculties will take place on the following dates:

4 December 2018

09:00 - Faculties of Economic and Management Sciences and Education

14:30 - South Campus: Open Distance Learning 

5 December 2018

09:00 - Faculties of the Humanities and Theology and Religion

14:30 - Faculties of Law and Natural and Agricultural Sciences

6 December 2018

09:00 - Faculty of Health Sciences (including School of Nursing)

14:30 - Master's and Doctorate degrees (all faculties)

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New first-year students welcomed at the UFS

In a light mood at the welcoming ceremony were Mr Eric Bost (USA Ambassador to South Africa) and Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Acting Rector of the UFS).
Photo: Hannes Pieterse

New first-year students welcomed at the UFS

The Acting Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State (UFS), Prof. Teuns Verschoor, has welcomed the new first-year students during a ceremony on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein today.

“This new experience is an opportunity to not only make your own decisions but to develop and grow as a person. Make your mark, don’t leave a stain,” he said.

Mr Eric Bost, Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to South Africa, also addressed the students and their parents.

“This is an opportunity to acquire knowledge and to make a positive difference in your lives and the lives of others,” he said.

He also urged students not to judge people on their ignorance of a view but to asses others based on their character and abilities.

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Assistant Director: Media Liaison
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Cell: 078 460 3320
9 January 2009

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