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College of Humanities – Autumn Graduation 2021


Dear Staff and Students

We are pleased to share with you details of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s virtual graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021, which takes place on 25 – 28 May 2021.   

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science25 May @ 11h00
College of Health Sciences26 May @ 11h00
College of Humanities27 May @ 11h00
College of Law and Management Studies28 May @ 11h00 

As Acting Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Nana Poku, will officially confer degrees on all graduands who have succeeded in meeting all their academic requirements, including those who will receive their qualifications posthumously. 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, the Deans, SRC President and Convocation President will convey their congratulatory messages to our graduands.

The decision to host virtual graduation has been made following the national lockdown and social distancing regulations to safeguard all South Africans from contracting COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Our graduands and members of the University Community may also join the ceremonies at from Tuesday, 25 May @ 11h00. Graduation programmes will also available on the webpage link provided above.  We encourage our graduands to engage and share their beautiful videos and photos on our hashtag: #UKZNgrad2021.

The University’s annual graduation ceremonies are at the heart of the academic calendar. We understand that the ceremony is their proudest moment – a joyous and grand occasion which our graduands share with peers, family and friends. Although we are precluded from hosting a traditional physical graduation ceremony, we are delighted at the opportunity to present it in a virtual space for our graduands to celebrate in a whole new and unconventional way.

We urge members of the University Community to actively participate on our social media platforms to celebrate with our graduands.  We value your support in making this virtual event a success.

Please celebrate responsibly and adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols for physical distancing, wearing masks and regular handwashing with soap and water or hand sanitiser.

Stay safe and take care. 

  • Issued by
  • Normah Zondo
  • Executive Director: Corporate Relations (Acting)


May 27 2021


11:00 am

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