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Divine Word University 42nd Graduation Notice 2024 | Madang Campus

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Name List of Graduands for 2024

The Divine Word University wishes to congratulate all graduands who will be graduating in the Divine Word University’s 42nd Graduation Ceremony on Friday the 8th of March 2024.

The graduation marks the culmination of your dedication, hard work, and perseverance, and it is with great pride that we invite you, your families and sponsors to celebrate your achievement with the Divine Word University community.

To prepare for graduation, we ask that graduands take heed of the following graduation information.

Divine Word University 42nd Graduation Ceremony

The graduation ceremony will be held in the St John Paul II multi-purpose hall at Divine Word University, Madang campus starting at 8:30 am on Friday 8th March 2024.

All graduands must be seated by 8.15 am before the procession of delegates/academics/staff and invited guests as a sign of respect.


Rehearsal will be on Thursday, 07th March 2024, at the graduation venue starting at 1.30 pm. All graduands must be at the rehearsal before 1.30 pm to have rehearsal start on time. It is imperative that you attend the rehearsal to avoid any inconvenience and embarrassment on graduation day.

Outstanding Fees

Graduands with any outstanding fees will find their Certificates and Academic Transcript withheld by the University until all fees owed are paid.

Cost of Purchase/Hire of Gowns

All graduating students are required to wear the DWU gown during graduation. Therefore, you will either hire or purchase a gown. The cost for hire is K150.00 and is non-refundable. The cost for outright purchase is K550.00.

Graduands will make payment for gowns into the DWU Bank Account – BSP Madang, Account Number: 1000433806. When making the deposit, ensure to print your Name/ID# and the word ‘GOWN’ on the deposit slip. Bring the bank deposit slip butt to collect your gown. No cash will be accepted on the day of gown distribution.

Gown Distribution

Gown distribution for graduands in the Full-Time programs will be at a revised location in the Sir Peter Barter Auditorium (SPBA) starting from 9:00 am to 2:00pm on Wednesday, 6th March 2024 and from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday 7th March 2024.

Gown distribution for graduands in the Flexible Learning programs will be at the MM1 Room, Postgraduate Research Centre between 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday 7th of March 2024.

Graduands hiring gowns will need to return the gowns to the respective place of distribution after the graduation ceremony.

Guests and refreshment:

Graduands are entitled to invite only two guests for which DWU will provide graduation refreshment.  This will be at the Fr Van der Geest Student Dining Hall after the graduation ceremony. Meal tickets will be provided to you and your two guests.

Traffic and Road Control during Graduation

The front main gate will be accessible for official guests, graduands, visitors and invitees with passes. Graduands and invitees in vehicles needing parking space are advised to enter through the back gate and be directed to park at designated spots at the playing field. Specific details of traffic and road control and people movement on graduation day will be communicated & updated on the DWU Website and our Official Facebook Page  by Wednesday 6th March or earlier.

Use of Facilities on Graduation Day

The two toilets next to the DWU Staff Mess and in the SDV Memorial Auditorium will be available for public use on graduation day.

The DWU Alessandro Clinic is available should you require medical assistance in an emergency on the day.  

Our Diwai Mart and Diwai Café will have a graduation day special opening time of 7am on Friday the 8th of March and close at 8pm for your grocery needs and refreshment during the long eventful day.


The university will not and cannot provide accommodation for graduands and their guests. What we have here is a list of highly recommended hotels and guests house providers to choose from for your accommodation and travel needs.

University Graduation Regalia

All graduands are strictly required to graduate in their approved academic regalia; DWU Gown, Hood (Bachelor level and above), Stoles (Diploma) and Mortar board (Bachelor level and above).


The University once again would like to congratulate all graduands on your achievement and graduation.

The 2024 Graduation Committee

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