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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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Survival course 101 at the UFS

Anja Lareman at the shelter built by her and one of her fellow students, Louis Boshoff.
Photo: Supplied

At the University of the Free State’s (UFS) Department of Architecture first-year students learned early in the year that four walls around you are not always a given. With only reeds, rubbish bags, rope and wire at their disposal, they had to build shelters on the Main Campus. The shelters had to keep them safe, warm and dry during the night, while protecting them from the sun, wind and rain during the day. Moreover the shelters needed to be collapsible and portable.

The first-year students impressed everyone with their creativity and inventiveness and proved that they are suitable candidates for this challenging course and career.

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