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Virtual Autumn Graduation 2020

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FOR THE GRADUATION CEREMONIES ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 29 – 30 APRIL 2020 – MIDLANDS | 04 – 11 MAY 2020 – DURBAN

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) congratulates you on your achievement. This webpage contains important information that is designed to make your graduation as flawless and enjoyable as possible. Please make every effort to read and understand the contents.

NOTICE: Kindly contact your Faculty Office to confirm that your name is on the graduation list. The Faculty will provide graduates with all relevant  information.

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CLICK THE FACULTY IMAGES BELOW FOR THE GRADUANDS LIST

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Faculty of Accounting and Informatics

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Faculty of Applied Sciences

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Faculty of Arts and Design

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Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
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Faculty of Health Sciences
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Faculty of Management Sciences

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL AUTUMN GRADUATION PROGRAMME BOOKLET

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the status of graduation?

After due consideration of inputs from the University’s Executive Management Team, the Executive Committee of Senate the DUT COVID-19 Task Team, AND national developments, a decision has been taken to cancel the physical 2020 April/May graduation ceremonies in its traditional format and instead to hold a VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY, in keeping with global trends during the pandemic.

If the 2020 autumn graduation ceremonies are cancelled, what plans does DUT have to award qualifications to graduands?

To celebrate this important milestone in your life despite the disappointment of cancelling the 2020 autumn graduation ceremonies, we invite all graduands to a virtual conferral of qualifications on WEDNESDAY, 10 JUNE 2020 AT 12PM. Graduands and their family and friends will be able to follow the virtual proceedings online. Qualifications are being awarded in absentia by the Chancellor, who in terms of our Institutional Statute “confers degrees on behalf of the University”.

Will there be another graduation ceremony that I would be allowed to attend.?

No. DUT would not be holding another graduation ceremony for candidates who would be awarded their graduation certificates for the Autumn April/May 2020 graduation.

Can I have a letter stating that graduation has been cancelled?

Yes. Please download the letter available on the DUT website

What about cancelled flights and accommodation?

Please consult your airline and accommodation provider directly. Many corporates (airlines, hotels, etc) have adapted their cancellation policies over the past several weeks in response to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak and it being officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Graduands are encouraged to directly contact service providers as soon as possible and to present this communication as proof of cancellation of travel arrangements due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Can I defer and choose to attend a later ceremony?

No. DUT would not be holding another graduation ceremony for candidates who would be awarded their graduation certificates for the Autumn April/May 2020 graduation.

Can I choose not to graduate in absentia in April/May 2020 and rather graduate later?

No. Everyone on the April/May 2020 graduation roll will graduate in absentia and DUT would not be holding another graduation ceremony for candidates who would be awarded their graduation certificates for the Autumn April/May 2020 graduation.

Can I still hire the gown and hood?

No. All arrangements for physical April/May 2020 autumn graduation ceremonies are cancelled. This means that no gown and/or hood hire will be available.

When will I receive a transcript?

You may request an electronic copy of your graduation certificate and statement of academic results (which will indicate that you were awarded the qualification) on the day that your ceremony would have taken place (subject to all arrear fees being settled and outstanding documents being submitted).

Can I receive a scanned and certified copy of my certificate?

No.

How can I get my certificate?

Please refer to the letter from the Registrar available on the DUT website

If I owe the university fees, would I be allowed to obtain my graduation certificate?

No. All arrear fees owed to the university must be paid in full before the certificate will be issued to you. Please contact the Finance Department on 031 3735164 to make arrangements concerning payment of fees.

Will DUT arrange and pay for my documents to be despatched?

Should you elect not to 'Wait' but rather to have your documents couriered to you then DUT will cover the costs for either of the Despatch options. Please ensure that your address details on the student portal is updated with the most recent address, as we would be using the address on the system to courier your documents to you. Please refer to the letter from the Registrar available on the DUT website

How long will it take to receive my documents if they are posted or couriered?

We are regretfully uncertain of the length of the delivery time, however please be aware that flights are being cancelled and/or restricted and other modes of transportation/travel arrangements are being restricted which may add to delays in the delivery time.

ALUMNI OFFICE

Now that you have graduated, you officially become a member of the alumni community. Alumni of the Durban University of Technology belong to a distinguished network of graduates whose competencies, successes, and contributions enable them to make their mark wherever they may be.

Our alumni community provides a true reflection of our institution’s quality, image, and reputation. Your involvement is important for the growth and development of the Durban University of Technology. The Alumni Office is committed to keeping you informed, engaged and welcomes your suggestions for events, engagement opportunities, and better communication.

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