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Graduation Dates

Windhoek Campuses

16 – 20 May

Northern Campuses

31 May & 1 June

2022 Graduation

Welcome Graduate

Please fill in your details below in order to RSVP your attendance.

Graduates have the option to receive their qualifications in praesentia or in absentia.
Should you prefer to be present (in praesentia) at the Graduation Ceremony, please note the following:

  1. Your qualification will be conferred at the Graduation Ceremony of 2022 to be held on the dates and venues, as indicated above.
  2. Procedures regarding the Graduation Ceremony are explained in the attached annexure.
  3.  Your full graduation invitation package (which will include your Qualification Certificate, Credit Certificate, seat ticket, programme, and two guest tickets) must be collected at your Faculty Officer’s Offices from 29 April – 02 May 2022 (09:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 16:00).
  4. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions we can allow only two (2) guests per graduate. We trust that you understand the reason for this limitation and support us in this regard.
  5. You are kindly requested to gather at the entrance of your venue 1 hour 30 minutes before the commencement of the graduation ceremony.
  6. Guests and graduates must be seated 30 minutes before the commencement of the graduation ceremony.
  7. No children under the age of twelve (12) are allowed.
  8. Kindly note the following regarding academic attire:
    • The supplier of the Academic Attire is Gruners Blatt Investments CC (full attire) Telephone: 0816199972
    • UNAM has arranged with the above suppliers of the Academic Attire to be at the Campus two days before the graduation ceremony (08:00 to 16:30).
  9. Kindly note that UNAM will have official photographers for the Graduation Ceremony. For security reasons, no cell phones, cameras, or video cameras are allowed into the Graduation Venue.

Should you prefer to graduate in absentia, kindly collect your Qualification Certificate as well as Credit Certificate at your Faculty’s Examination Officer(s), as from 17 May 2022.

We look forward to your participation in this prestigious occasion.

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

PROCEDURES DURING THE GRADUATION CEREMONY
(A)  BEFORE THE CEREMONY

  1. When entering the foyer of the graduation venue, via the security checkpoint, graduates are directed to their specific seats as indicated on their seat tickets.
  2. All graduates need to be fully robed in the approved official academic attire (dressed in black academic gown, sash/hood, and mortarboard).

(B)  DURING THE CEREMONY

Graduates and the Congregation will be informed by the Director of Ceremony to rise when the Academic Procession and the Stage Procession enter the hall and remain standing for the National and African Unity (AU) Anthems.

  1. UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS 
    1. Faculty will invite candidates to line up for the conferment of diplomas. Faculty Officers will ensure that ‘name cards’ are in the right hand of the candidate, and the sash/ hood is properly fitted.
    2. The candidate approaches the podium, hands his/her ‘name card’ to the Executive Dean or representative, who reads out the name and surname and returns the ‘name card’ to the graduate.
    3. The candidate approaches the Registrar (on the right-hand side of the Chancellor/ Vice-Chancellor) and the scroll is handed to the candidate.
    4. The Official Photographer takes official photographs during the aforementioned process.
  1. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES AND, POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS
    1. Faculty will invite graduates to line up for the conferment of degrees. Faculty Officers will ensure that ‘name cards’ are in the right hand of the graduate, and the sash/hood is properly fitted.
    2. The graduate approaches the podium, hands his/her ‘name card’ to the Executive Dean or representative, who reads out the name and surname and returns the ‘name card’ to the graduate.
    3. The graduate proceeds to the Vice-Chancellor, who will congratulate him/her. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, no hand activity is allowed.
    4. The graduate proceeds to the Chancellor, kneels (with the right knee) on the bench in front of the Chancellor, waits for the Chancellor to cap him/her, and thereafter will be congratulated by the Chancellor with a handshake.
    5. The graduate approaches the Registrar (on the right-hand side of the Chancellor/ Vice-Chancellor) and the scroll is handed to the graduate.
    6. The Official Photographer takes official photographs during the aforementioned process. 
  1. MASTERS DEGREES
    1. Faculty will invite graduates to line up for the conferment of degrees. Faculty Officers will ensure that ‘name cards’ are in the right hand of the graduate, and the sash/hood is properly fitted.
    2. The graduate approaches the podium, hands his/her ‘name card’ to the Executive Dean or representative, who reads out the name and surname, and returns the ‘name card’ to the graduate.
    3. The graduate proceeds to the Vice-Chancellor, who will congratulate him/her. Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, no hand activity is allowed.
    4. The graduate proceeds to the Chancellor kneels (with the right knee) on the bench in front of the Chancellor, waits for the Chancellor to cap him/her, and thereafter will be congratulated by the Chancellor with a handshake.
    5. The graduate approaches the Registrar (on the right-hand side of the Chancellor/ Vice-Chancellor), hands over the sash/ hood to the Registrar, faces the audience and the graduate will be robed by the Registrar. The Registrar hands the scroll to the graduate. 
  1. DOCTORATE DEGREES
    1. Faculty Officer invites the graduate to proceed to the podium. The candidate will take a position next to the Supervisor, facing the audience.  The Supervisor will introduce the graduate and reads the citation.
    2. Once the Supervisor has completed the reading of the citation, the graduate proceeds to the Vice-Chancellor, who will congratulate him/her.  Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, no hand activity is allowed.
    3. The graduate proceeds to the Chancellor kneels (with the right knee) on the bench in front of the Chancellor, waits for the Chancellor to cap him/her, and thereafter will be congratulated by the Chancellor.
    4. The graduate approaches the Registrar (on the right-hand side of the Chancellor/ Vice-Chancellor), hands over the sash/ hood to the Registrar, faces the audience and the graduate will be robed by the Registrar. The Registrar hands the scroll to the graduate.
    5. The Official Photographer takes official photographs during the aforementioned process.

Please take Note:

  • No graduate is allowed to smoke whilst dressed in academic attire, or inside the graduation venue.
  • All graduates and guests are kindly requested to be formally dressed for the Graduation Ceremonies.
  • No graduate is allowed to leave the hall during the ceremony.

Graduates with outstanding fees and/or documents:

An empty scroll will be issued to such graduates during the Graduation Ceremony. Once graduates have fulfilled their obligations towards UNAM, the Office of the Registrar (Examination Section) will issue their Qualification Certificate and Credit Certificate.