24 May 2021
COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: CORPORATE RELATIONS
VIRTUAL AUTUMN GRADUATION CEREMONY 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 Science – 25 May @ 11h00
- College of Health Sciences – 26 May @ 11h00
- College of Humanities – 27 May @ 11h00
- College of Law and Management Studies – 28 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 https://virtualgraduation.ukzn.ac.za or watch directly on YouTube 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.
Executive Director: Corporate Relations (Acting)