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Completed your degree? Congratulations!

Students who are eligible to graduate will receive official invitations to their graduation ceremonies containing details of their ceremony, how to get a gown, and how to organise for photographs.


Major Sports Hall, Bellville Campus


Graduation ceremonies are held twice times a year, in April and December.

Summer graduation takes place on 07  - 13 December 2019.

View the graduation schedule

Please note:

Students not attending their graduation will graduated in absentia and will not be allocated to graduate next year.

Name Card Information

When you graduate, the Dean of your Faculty will read out your name as you cross the stage. To ensure that your name is pronounced correctly and you have the best graduation experience we can offer, please assist us by clicking here and filling out the necessary information. Use your CPUT username and password to log in.

What to wear

Students and guests must dress formally. All graduates must wear academic attire. T Birch and Co will be available on campus during the graduation period for students to hire or purchase academic attire from them.


Gordon Harris Photographic has been appointed by the University to photograph all candidates on receipt of their awards. They offer various packages including family/ studio photographs and on-stage photographs.

Graduates are not allowed to bring their own photographers to the ceremony.


Regrettably, no children are allowed. Two (2) guests per student will be allowed.


All graduation ceremonies are streamed live at

If you cannot attend

Students who cannot attend the ceremony must write to Assessment and Graduation Centre to indicate that they will not attend. Students who cannot attend can receive their diploma/ degree in the following ways:

  • By collecting it in person from the Assessment and Graduation Centre (proof of identity is required).
  • By delegating someone to collect it from the Assessment and Graduation Centre (proof of identity and a letter of consent signed by the graduate is required).
  • By requesting for the diploma/ degree to be mailed by registered mail.


Queries about graduation can be made at a student's faculty office.