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Ques. What time do I arrive on the day of my Ceremony and what am I expected to do?

Ans.  You are to arrive by 8:00 a.m. to begin at 10:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m. for the Ceremonies at 4:30 p.m.and assemble in the New Education Lecture Theatre (Higher Degree graduates) and the Assembly Hall (Undergraduates). These areas will be clearly marked “Graduates’ Procession”. When instructed, you are to report to the area indicated by your Faculty sign and Marshals will then place you in alphabetical order.

Ques. What am I expected to do after taking my place in the line 

Ans. Please maintain your position in the line to ensure that when your name is later called by the Dean, you will be in position to step forward at once. All graduands and candidates will be given a seating card bearing a number which will also assist with your placement in the line.  

Ques. What am I expected to do while the Chancellor's Procession is entering the platform? 

AnsYou are to remain standing until the Chancellor's Procession enters the main platform. You will be advised, by the Chancellor, to take your seat at the appropriate time

Ques. How do I know when the Ceremony formally begins? 

Ans. Each Ceremony formally begins with the Chancellor's address followed by the conferment of Honorary Degrees: after which the University Singers will perform. When the singers have finished, graduands will then be presented to the Chancellor by Faculty and individually.

Ques. How will I know when I am to be presented to the Chancellor and what am I expected to do?

Ans. The Assistant Registrar will precede the Marshals assigned to each Faculty group and you will follow row by row as directed. 

Ques. Who presents the graduands to the Chancellor?

Ans. The University Registrar will ask the Chancellor to receive you as graduate members of the University. The Chancellor will call on the Dean to present the members of the applicable class and the Dean will accordingly call your name for presentation..

Ques. What do I do when my name is called by the Dean?

Ans. You will walk across the stage at this point, bow to the Chancellor, shake his hand and walk toward the Campus Registrar who will hand you the canister in which you will later place your certificate for storage..


The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Office of the Campus Registrar
Telephone: 970-6820 or 970-6821
Fax: 977-1263

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