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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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“Month of Compassion”

Hundred roses were planted in front of our Main Building
Photo: Duard Grobbelaar

The Health and Wellness Centre at our university recently planted roses on the Main Campus in memory of people who passed away in the past year due to some illnesses and other personal issues.

Each rose represented 2 550 South Africans who have passed away and 100 roses were planted in front of the Main Building on our Main Campus. There were 51 red roses which represented deaths due to HIV, 14 yellow roses for those who passed away due to ischemic heart disease, 13 white roses for deaths caused by stroke, 11 orange roses for deaths caused by turbeculosis and 11 pink roses for deaths caused by interpersonal violence.

The rose garden managed to draw a lot of attention and people, many of which were members of our own staff and several students, actually took time from their busy schedules to have a look at its spectacular beauty.

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