2023 Divine Word University 41st Graduation Information

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Name List of Graduands for 2023


The Divine Word University wishes to congratulate all graduands who will be graduating in the Divine Word University’s

41st Graduation Ceremony on Friday the 10th of March 2023.

Graduands should be proud of yourself and the achievement each of you made for yourself, your parents and sponsors.

You have persevered through hardwork, sacrifice and determination.

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

Divine Word University 41st 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 9:00 am on Friday 10th March 2023.

All graduands must be seated by 8.45 am before the procession of delegates/academics/staff and invited guests

as a sign of respect.


Rehearsal will be on Thursday 09th March 2023, 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 the SVD Auditorium (SVDMA) starting from 9:00 am

to 2:00 pm on Wednesday 08th March 2023 and from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday 09th March 2023.

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 09th of March 2023.

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

Guest 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 broadcast by Wednesday 8th March or earlier.


Use of Facilities on Graduation Day

There will be livestreaming of the graduation ceremony at the SVD Memorial Auditorium (SVDMA) on the day of graduation

for graduation guests.The two toilets next to the DWU Staff Mess will be available for public use on graduation day. Toilets at 

the SVD Memorial Auditorium that will host the livestreaming event will also be open for use.



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 full 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 2022 Graduation Committee


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