Conferral process

Before student degree, diploma and certificates are individually presented the following interactive exchange occurs:

The Presentation

The President presents all candidates for degrees with these words:

“Madam Chancellor, the Deans of the Faculties have assured me that the candidates to be presented to you this day, and those who are absent, have fulfilled all the requirements for their degree, diploma or certificate; and the Senate requests that you confer upon each one the degree, diploma or certificate for which he or she is now recommended.”

The Admission

The Chancellor then addresses the candidates:

“By authority of the Senate of this University, I admit you to the degree and award you the diploma or certificate to which you and those in absentia are entitled, and urge you to strive always with patience and sincerity for the instruction and sound learning of all people.”

The Pledge

The Chancellor then addresses the candidates:
“Graduates, will each of you accept the degree to which you are entitled, with its
inherent rights and privileges and the responsibility and loyalty which it implies?”

Each candidate replies:
“I accept this degree, with its inherent rights and privileges and the responsibility
and loyalty which it implies.”

Degrees conferred individually

Bachelor

Master

Doctorate

Diploma & certificates