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Graduations - What do I do during the ceremony?

Nokwazi Maseko -

Graduands will be seated in the order that the names appear in the ceremony booklet. EGO staff will assist students in readiness for walking across the stage.

Graduands are urged to have their name cards ready and their hoods slung over their left arms before ascending the stage.

Graduands will be prompted by the Dean to hand over their name card which the Dean reads out. The graduand then walks across the stage, pauses in front of the podium to be capped by the Chancellor, proceeds to the President of Convocation to be hooded, collects the degree certificate from the Faculty table on stage, collects the scroll and proceeds out the side door to be photographed before returning to their assigned seats.

When the Chancellor dissolves the congregation towards the end of the ceremony, all guests and graduates are requested to remain standing until the Mace Bearer has led the procession off the stage and exited the Great Hall.

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