Please be advised that the blended Midlands State University 2021 graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, the 26th of November 2021 as follows:
Physical Graduation Ceremony
A physical graduation ceremony will be held at the Main Campus, Multi-Purpose Hall, in Gweru.
The following graduands will participate in the physical ceremony:
- All PhD/DPhil and MPhil graduands
- All Postgraduate graduands with distinctions
- All Undergraduate graduands with 1st Class degree passes
Each graduand is allowed to invite ONLY ONE guest.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
The rest of the graduating students shall graduate virtually by following the graduation proceedings live on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Television (ZTV), ZBC Facebook page, and University official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MidlandsStateUniversityZimbabwe).
Please note, graduands are encouraged to be in their graduation attire as they follow the virtual proceedings.
Graduands should note the following:
Graduands and Guests are required to be seated by 0900 hours.
Outstanding Fees: Please note that only graduands whose fees are paid in full will be allowed to attend the ceremony. The deadline for payment is the 22nd November 2021.
Graduation fee (inclusive of academic regalia) is USD 65 for Undergraduate, USD 68 for Masters and USD 149 for Doctorate graduands or the prevailing ZWL interbank equivalent and should be paid by Thursday, 25 November 2021. Payment can be made through the following modes: Cash or Swipe at MSU Cash Offices across all campuses or bank deposits:
ZWL Payments – Use transaction code 102
CBZ Bank 01820772520046 – ZB Bank 4575 486039 200
USD – Nostro Payments
Account Name: Midlands State University, FBC Bank, Gweru Branch, Account Number: 2237535960660
Please ensure that you pay in time for the payment to reflect in the University accounts before or on the 25th of November 2021.
Alternatively, visit your e-learning account for instant online payments using ecocash or visit www.msu.ac.zw/ecocash.
Academic Regalia: Graduands can collect their academic regalia from the following distribution centers after payment of full graduation fee starting from the 15th of November 2021:
3 Trafford Road , H.I.S
MSU Main Campus
MSU Bulawayo Campus
Fidelity Life Centre
Cnr 5th and 11th Avenue
MSU Harare Campus
1 Kwame Nkrumah Ave
MSU Zvishavane Campus
the MSU Zvishavane
Dress: Graduands are advised to wear dark colours.
Invitation cards will be available for collection at the Gweru Main Campus, from the respective Faculty Offices as from the 15th of November 2021. Graduands in the Faculty of Engineering and Geosciences can collect their invitation cards from the Faculty of Science and Technology office while those in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities can collect their invitation cards from the Department of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.
Please note, graduands are required to produce their MSU student IDs as well as their national IDs on collection of invitation cards. Invitation cards will not be issued on graduation day.
Rehearsals for all graduands participating in the physical ceremony will be held on Thursday, the 25th of November 2021 at 1400 hours at the Gweru Main Campus. It is mandatory to attend the rehearsals in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Accommodation: Limited accommodation is available on Campus on a first-come, first-served basis for graduands and their guests at USD 10/ ZWL equivalent per individual/night (including linen).
Food: No cooked food will be served to graduands and their guests.
*** Please note that graduands, staff and invited guests will be required to present a COVID-19 Certificate showing that one has been fully vaccinated and a valid COVID-19 Negative Test Result (PCR Test or Rapid Antigen Test ), taken not more than 48hrs before the graduation ceremony.
Notwithstanding the above, all participants will still be expected to adhere to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 prevention measures which include appropriate wearing of face masks, regular handwashing or sanitisation as well as keeping physical distance.
MSU branded face masks can be obtained from the MSU Industrial Park, 3 Trafford Road, Heavy Industrial Park, Gweru (054- 2229305) and the Academic Affairs Offices.
MSU Security Checkpoint: All graduands and their guests will pass through an MSU Security checkpoint where their invitation cards will be verified. Only one guest per graduand holding an invitation card will be allowed into the Graduation Arena and ONLY this ONE will be entitled to a seat.
Temporary Road Closure: Please be advised that the Town– Senga/MSU route will be closed at the Senga turn-off traffic circle after 0900 hours and thereafter all guests and graduands will have to use the Fletcher – MSU route.
NB: Please note that the following items will not be allowed into the graduation venue:
Lipstick and perfume containers, sharp objects, knives, ballpoint pens and cameras.
For more information, please contact the Marketing and Public Relations Office on +263 254- 2260568/ 2260632/2260596/ 2260416/2260404 Exts 2111/ 2415 or directly on +263 254-2260359. Alternatively, students can log on to the website: www.msu.ac.zw or visit our official Facebook page, (https://www.facebook. com/MidlandsStateUniversityZimbabwe).