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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 format for our Autumn Graduation Ceremony

Starting this year, the graduation ceremony takes on a new format. According to this, the main procession moves from the Main Building to the Callie Human Centre. The academics and graduates join the procession at appointed spots along the way.
Photo: Hannes Pieterse

This year, the graduation ceremony took on a new format, which aimed to visibly honour students, who completed their studies successfully, for their hard work. The highest number of qualifications (3 674) in the history of the UFS was presented during the graduation this week.

An honourary doctorate in Drama and Theatre arts was awarded to theatre stalwart, Mr Pieter Fourie on Wednesday, 11 May 2011.

The proceedings at our Main Campus in Bloemfontein followed shortly after the graduation at the UFS’s Qwaqwa campus in the Eastern Free State.


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