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Graduation at The University of the South Pacific


The University of the South Pacific is proud to help you celebrate your academic achievements with family and friends.
You can choose to do this in a traditional way by attending a ceremony at the Campus you are currently registered in, or graduate without attending.

Graduation is not automatic

You must apply to graduate in your final semester before the due date.  Do not wait for your results to be released!

Ceremonies

Ceremonies

2018 Ceremony Dates

Notes

22 & 23rd March - Laucala Campus

Applications for this ceremony closed on the 31st January 2018.

Details on the ceremony will be available from 24th February 2018.

Students who completed their programme in
     - Semester 2 2017,
       - Trimester 3 2017,
       - Flexi-School in Summer Dec 2017 to Jan 2018

were required to apply for graduation before the closing date.

Students who have completed their programme in an earlier semester and who have not graduated could have applied for this graduation ceremony.

2018 March will have Graduation Ceremonies in two (2) days:

22nd March :  Ceremony I is for graduands for the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE) and for the Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE)

                       Ceremony II is for graduands for the Pacific Technical and Further Education (PTAFE)

23rd March :    Ceremony III is for graduands for the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)

To access the graduation information for the above ceremonies click on your Faculty.

21st September – Laucala Campus

Applications for this ceremony closed
on the 30th June 2018.

Details on the ceremony will be available from 31st August 2018.

Students who are completing their programme in:
     - Semester 1 2018,
      - Trimester 1 2018,
      - Flexi-School in June to July 2018

are required to apply for graduation before the closing date.

Applications can be submitted online through your student SOLS account

Student who have completed their programme in an earlier semester and who have not graduated can also apply for this graduation ceremony.

28th September – Solomon Is Campus

Applications for this ceremony closed
on the 30th June 2018.

Contact Solomon Is Campus for more details on the ceremony.

 

Solomon Islands students who will complete their programmes at the end of Semester 1 2018, Trimester 1 or Trimester 2 2018, or during the 2018 June-July Winter Flexi-School term, are required to apply for graduation now. Applications for this graduation cannot be submitted via SOLS therefore you are required to submit a manual application at Student Administrative Services (Laucala Campus) or at the Solomon Islands Campus.

Note: If you are intending to graduate on September 21st 2018 then please do not submit an application for the 28 September 2018 Laucala Campus graduation.

7th December – Alafua Campus

Applications for this ceremony closes
on the 12th October 2018.

Contact Alafua Campus for details
on the ceremony after the 30th November 2018.

All Samoan students who have completed their programme, or who are completing their programme, are required to submit a manual application form at Student Administrative Services at Alafua Campus or at Laucala Campus.

Student of other nationalities studying at Alafua Campus who wish to graduate may also apply.

30th November – Emalus Campus

Applications for this ceremony closes
on the 12th October 2018.

Contact Emalus Campus for details
on the ceremony after the 16th November 2018.

All ni-Vanuatu students who have completed their programme, or who are completing their programme, are required to submit a manual application form at Student Administrative Services at Emalus Campus or at Laucala Campus.

Students of other nationalities studying at Emalus Campus who wish to graduate may also apply.

Information for Graduates

Information for Graduates

Applying to Graduate

  • How do l apply for completion of programme?
  • When do l apply?

General Information

  • Request for a name change
  • Request for a change in postal address
  • If you have a HOLD on your account
  • Non-Fiji Graduands

 

Academic Dress

 


 

Alumni

Guest Tickets

Guest Tickets

Tickets are required for all ceremonies held at Laucala Campus but it may differ for other campus ceremonies.

Laucala Campus

There will be THREE ceremonies in September 2018. 
Two ceremonies on the 20th September and one ceremony on the 21st September 2018 graduation ceremony. 
There will be tickets for each ceremony.  These tickets will be available at Student Administrative Services office from Friday 7th September 2018.

20th September 2018

Ceremony I :   The first ceremony is for the Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) 

Time:  9:00am - 1:00pm

Ceremony II :   The second ceremony is for Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) and  Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) .
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

 

21st September 2018

Ceremony III:   The ceremony for the  Faculty of Business & Economics (FBE)
Time: 9:00am -1:00pm

If you are not sure on which faculty your programme is listed under, please click on the Faculty link above to view the list of programmes.  If you need further confirmation please contact Student Administrative Services.

  • Admission into the graduation venue will be by ticket only. All Graduands’ will be given only 2 tickets for their 2 guests.  Guest tickets are free of charge.
  • Extra tickets cannot be guaranteed as Occupational Health & Safety regulations limit the number of people accommodated at the venue.
  • Ticket distribution will commence two weeks before the ceremony and graduands may collect their tickets with their academic dress.
  • Please note that if someone other than the graduand is collecting tickets, they must have a letter of authority from the graduand and identification. Please ensure that the authorised individual produces either a valid Driver’s Licence or FNPF Card or Passport. The letter must state the graduands student identification number and programme of study that he/she is graduating in.

Restriction on the admission of Children

Graduation ceremonies are formal occasions with several speeches and therefore not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Please let your family and friends know.

Special Tickets

Graduand's or guests that require special sitting due to disability or require a place for a wheelchair; need to contact the following persons:

Ms Aliti Bukarau                Email: bukarau_a(at)usp.ac.fj

Mrs Lusiana Tavakaturaga  Email:  tavakaturaga_l(at)usp.ac.fj

 

 

RSVP

RSVP

As a graduand, you may choose to attend the ceremony or graduate in absentia.

Attending - If you plan to attend the graduation ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of your programme you will need to pay for your academic dress before the 16 March 2018.   Your payment would signify confirmation of your attendance.

Graduate without attending a ceremony (Absentia)

You can choose to graduate without attending the ceremony.  This is called graduating in absentia and means your award is conferred at the ceremony and you will receive your award certificate (testamur) and official academic transcript later. 

There is no charge to graduate in absentia but you need to inform the the following person(s) and state your current postal address. 
        Ms Aliti Bukarau (bukarau_a(at)usp.ac.fj) or Mrs Tirisa Fonmanu (fonmanu_t(at)usp.ac.fj)

Graduands may personally collect their award certificate and official academic transcript on the week after the ceremony from Student Administrative Services at Laucala Campus. Please present your student ID card when collecting your academic records.

Please note, if you send someone to collect your documents they must have a letter of authority from the graduand and identification. Please ensure that the authorised individual produces either a valid Driver’s License or FNPF Card or Passport. The letter must state the graduands student identification number and programme of study that he/she is graduating in.

Student Administrative Services
1st Floor of the Communications Building (former location of ITS).
Opening Hours:         Monday to Thursday     8:30am - 4:30pm,
                                  Friday                         8:30am - 4:00pm

Please note that Certificates cannot be reprinted or replaced thus keep your copy safely

Contact

Contact

If you have an enquiry on your "Application for Completion of programme", contact       

         Laucala Campus          Telephone:  (679) 323-1444          Email:   completions@.usp.ac.fj

 

If you have any enquiries on the Graduation Ceremony you are required to contact the Student Administrative Services at the campus the ceremony will be held at:

Laucala Campus                         Telephone:  (679)  323-1444  or (679) 323-1000                  Email:  helpdesk(at)student.usp.ac.fj or  

                                                                                                                                                  graduation(at)student.usp.ac.fj to receive
                                                                                                                                                  the graduation information letter.

Alafua Campus                           Telephone:  (685)  21-671                                                  Email: seulgee.samuelu(at)usp.ac.fj

Cook Island Campus                   Telephone:  (682)  29-415  or (682) 29-416                         Email:  roderick.dixon(at)usp.ac.fj

Emalus Campus                          Telephone:  (678)  22-748                                                  Email:  meri.worek(at)usp.ac.fj

Marshall Island Campus               Telephone:  (692)  625-7279                                              Email: taafaki_i(at)usp.ac.fj

Tonga Campus                            Telephone:  (676)  29055  or  (676) 29-240                         Email: ana.veehala(at)usp.ac.fj

 

Information for USP Staff

Information for USP Staff

All academic and professional staff members are strongly encouraged to participating in a staff procession at the graduation ceremony.   This is a special public event to honour our graduating students.  As their instructors and mentors, it means a lot to graduates to see you at the ceremony celebrating their success.  It is also an important University gathering.  Deans and Heads of Schools are expected to attend the ceremony.

Confirm your participation in the Staff Procession

It is important that you confirm your participation.  This is to ensure that we have sufficient seats available at the venue on the day.

Faculty Academic staff who wish to participate in the Staff Procession need to inform their Faculty Graduation Reps a week before the ceremony.

The Faculty Graduation Reps for Laucala Campus Graduation ceremonies are:

Faculty of Arts, Law and Education -  Kapil Nadan          email:  kapil.nadan(at)usp.ac.fj
Faculty of Business and Economics - Majorie Bola and   email:  bola_m@usp.ac.fj
                                                     Joseva Veresi             email:  veresi_j(at)usp.ac.fj

Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment - Arieta Bainivalu   email:  bainivalu_a@usp.ac.fj
Pacific Technical and Further Education (PTAFE) - Sereima Nikita  email: sereima.lomani(at)usp.ac.fj

Non-Faculty Professional staff who wish to process need to inform Lusiana Tavakaturaga  email:  tavakaturaga_l(at)usp.ac.fj

Staff Attire

The attire for the Staff Procession is either academic or formal dress.  Staff who wish to process but do not have their own academic gowns may borrow a USP gown from the Student Administrative Services (SAS) office. Please note SAS will not send gowns to staff via internal mail nor will we issue gowns to staff at the graduation venue.  All academic gowns must be collected personally at SAS. All processing staff are required to present their valid USP staff ID card upon collection.

 

If a USP staff member is graduating and will process as a graduate at the ceremony, he/she is required to pay the the full cost of the academic dress.


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