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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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Rag farm a hive of activity

Photo: Jerry Mokoroane

Residences putting final touches to their floats for Rag procession on 1 February

The Bloemfontein Campus has been a hive of activity, with students building floats ahead of the annual Rag procession on Saturday 1 February 2014. A palpable excitement hangs in the air at the Kovsie Ragfarm, where first-year and senior students are gathering to put the final touches to their residences’ floats. Residences’ hard work will culminate in a parade through the streets of Bloemfontein.

It is to be seen which residences’ floats fit the theme ‘Movies’ best to be crowned winners. Like 2013's winners – Karee, Soetdoring and Imperium – the winning residences will have a coveted front-row spot along the procession route.

Floats will depart at 09:00 for the first procession of the day, which end at Twin City Mall in Heidedal.

The float winners will be announced at 17:00, whereafter the main procession of the day will depart from the Tempe robot in Nelson Mandela Drive at 18:00.

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