University of Venda

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.


Univen Auditorium


Graduation ceremonies are held twice times a year, in May and September.

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


Queries about graduation can be made at the student administration office.

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Photos taken at the Graduation Ceremony

Videos taken at the Graduation Ceremony