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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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First-years battle for athletics glory


First-year students had their first taste of sports rivalry at Kovsies, taking part in the annual first-year athletics meeting. The students engaged in friendly battle on the track and field, a battle that saw Wag-‘n-Bietjie, Vishuis and Conlaurês residences crowned as winners.

Wag-‘n-Bietjie won their fourth consecutive best female residence trophy. Conlaurês beat Outeniqua, Imperium and Kagiso residences to be crowned Co-ed residence winners.

A highlight on the Kovsie calendar, the athletics meeting was attended by hundreds of first-year and senior students who flocked to the Pellies Park stadium. Dressed in colourful attire, spectators and athletes braved a short, but welcome burst of rain to cheer on their favourites. Spurred on by Rudi Buys, Dean of Students, and members of the Student Representative Council, Kovsiegees reigned supreme.

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