Graduations and Ceremonies


About the Ceremonies Department 

Graduation ceremonies

The Ceremonies Department is responsible for organising graduation ceremonies on all campuses, including:

  • Scheduling of all graduation ceremonies
  • Invitation of graduates to their ceremonies (± 3-4 weeks before the ceremony)
  • Printing and signing over of degree certificates
  • Printing of graduation programme booklets
  • Dispatch of absentia degree certificates
  • Handling of reissuing requests of degree certificates
  • Responsibility for academic protocol and attire

Academic transcripts can be downloaded.

Official ceremonies

The ceremonies department is also responsible for organising other official ceremonies of the North-West University, including:

  • Inauguration ceremonies
  • Official opening ceremonies
  • Official closing ceremonies
  • Installation and reinstallation of the chancellor/vice-chancellor
  • Farewell functions of senior dignitaries
  • Appreciation functions for retirees

Ceremonies team

  • Section head: Suzelle Buys
  • Administrative officer: Daleen Gey van Pitteus
  • Senior administrative assistant: Rethabile Dube

Ceremonies enquiries

Tel 018 299 2623


Virtual conferral of degrees and awarding of diplomas of previous ceremonies 2021


Virtual conferral of degrees and awarding of diplomas - previous ceremonies 2020