UKZN Virtual Graduation

Welcome to the Virtual Spring Graduation 2020

We are pleased to share with you details of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s virtual graduation ceremony for the second class of 2020, which takes place on Friday, 30 October 2020. 

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 students who will receive their qualifications posthumously. The Deputy Vice-Chancellors will address our graduands and the Deans will convey their congratulatory messages to our graduands.

The decision to host virtual graduation ceremony has been made in accordance with the national lockdown and social distancing regulations to safeguard all South Africans from contracting COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Though we are now on alert level one lockdown and restrictions on economic activities have been relaxed in our country, the threat of COVID-19 is still with us, and we have to take all the necessary health protocols to ensure our safety.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on the UKZN Graduation webpage: https://virtualgraduation.ukzn.ac.za.  Our graduands and members of the University Community will also be able to join the ceremony via this link.  However, this link will only be active and accessible on graduation day, Friday, 30 October 2020.  Graduation programmes are also available on the webpage link provided above.  We encourage our graduands to engage and share their beautiful videos and photos on our hashtag: #UKZNspringGrad2020.

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 elated 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 in 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 lockdown regulations for physical distancing and health-related measures.

Congratulations once again to the Class of 2020!!

Stay safe and take care.

Thank you.

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