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University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Notice to Graduating Students on the 35th Convocation Ceremony

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University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Notice to Graduating Students.

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University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) Notice to Graduating Students on the 35th Convocation Ceremony;This is to inform the 2018/2019 Graduating students of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) that the 35th Convocation Ceremonies will commence with a Jumat Service on Friday, 18th October,2019 and end on Sunday, 27th October, 2019 with a Thanksgiving Service at St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy.

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Graduating students are requested to note the following relevant information:

i. The 2018/2019 academic session will begin on 26th September, 2018 and end on 10th September, 2019. All convocating graduating students who fall within the above dates are advised to check their names on the list of graduating students displayed on the University Website –– to confirm their graduation status.

ii. It is compulsory for all graduating students to pay for the following items even if they attend the Convocation Ceremonies or not, except otherwise stated:

  1. * Purchase of Ph.D. Academic Outfits (Mandatory for Ph.D graduating students) – (prevailing cost)
  2. *Purchase of Academic Outfits (First or Master Degree) (optional) – (prevailing cost)
  3. Hire of Academic Outfits (First and Master Degrees) – N2,000.00
  4. Order of Proceedings – N2,000.00
  5. Certificate Folder – N2,500.00
  6. Convocation Muffler – N1,400.00
  7. Student Copy of Transcript (Undergraduate) – N5,500.00

*See Procurement of Academic Gowns

iii. Pursuant to (ii) above, the following categories of mandatory charges are applicable to:

(a) Undergraduate:

1. Hire of Academic Gown 2,000.00
2. Order of Proceedings 2,000.00
3. Student Copy of Transcript 5,500.00
4. Muffler 1,400.00
5. Certificate Folder 2,500.00
6. Convocation VCD 400.00
7. Certificate 5,000.00
8. Administrative Charges 2,000.00
TOTAL N20,800.00
(b) Master and other Postgraduate Degrees:
1. Hire of Academic Gown 2,000.00
2. Order of Proceedings 2,000.00
3. Student Copy of Transcript 5,500.00
4. Certificate Folder 2,500.00
5. Convocation VCD 400.00
6. Muffler 1,400.00
7. Certificate 5,000.00
8. Administrative Charges 2.500.00
TOTAL N21,300.00

(c) Ph.D.:

1. Certificate Folder 2,500.00
2. Convocation VCD 400.00
3. Muffler 1,400.00
4. Certificate 5,000.00
5. Order of Proceedings 2,000.00
6. Administrative Charges 3,500.00
TOTAL N14,800.00

iv. Order of Proceedings, Certificate Scrolls, Certificate Folders and Convocation gowns will be ready for collection immediately after the Convocation Lecture on Thursday, 22nd October, 2019 in the respective Faculties, on presentation of evidence of payment of appropriate charges, while Certificates shall be distributed on the Convocation day at the various Faculties and the Postgraduate School. It is beneficial for graduating students to note that academic gowns are limited and will be on first come, first served basis, please.

v. Graduating students are expected to attend a rehearsal of the Academic Procession which will hold at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday, 20th October, 2019 at the University Stadium.

vi. It is mandatory for all graduating students who will attend the Convocation Ceremony to participate in the Academic Procession and wear the approved academic outfits. Academic Gowns are limited and will be distributed on first come, first served basis.

vii. All graduating students are expected to be formally dressed in full English wear (i.e. suit, shirt and tie for men and skirt suit/skirt and blouse or gown for ladies) OR full national dress.

viii. Graduating students hiring Academic Gowns are expected to pay a refundable deposit of N2,500.00 (Two thousand, five hundred Naira) only in cash to their Faculty Officers OR submit to their respective Faculty Officers, a Guarantor Form duly completed by a staff member of the University. This payment is outside the non-refundable fee of N2,000.00 in (ii) (c) above, please.

ix. All hired gowns should be returned by the graduating students to their respective Faculty Officers not later than Thursday, 24th October, 2019. Graduating students who returns their gowns after the stipulated date given will pay a fine of Fifty Naira (N50.00) per day, which will be deducted from the refundable fee of N2,500.00.


i) Graduating students should make their payments with Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Cards. The ATM cards acceptable for use are Master and Visa cards. Each graduating students should ensure that the amount in their account is up to the value of the required convocation charges and prevailing bank charges before login into the “Unilorin Convocation Portal” for payment.

a) Based on (iii) a – c above, first degree graduands are to pay a total sum of Twenty thousand, eight hundred Naira (N=20,800.00), Higher Degree graduating students (excluding Ph.D.) Fifteen thousand, eight hundred Naira (N15,800.00), while Ph.D. graduating students are to pay the sum of Fourteen thousand, eight hundred Naira (N14,800.00) only. Candidates would be expected to pay the prevailing bank charges in addition to their charges.

Payment for the Convocation materials in (ii) a – g and iii (a – c) above shall commence from Thursday, 10th October, 2019. Graduating students are advised to pay early so as to avoid last minute rush.


Interested graduating students are to note that while the purchase of the University’s academic gown is mandatory for Ph.D graduating students, it is optional for Master and First Degree graduating students. However, the latter groups are encouraged to acquire the gowns for personal use as a mark of permanent identification with the University of Ilorin.

Graduating students wishing to procure academic gowns are advised to contact Messrs Ola Dandy Tailors& Co., No. 33, Oke-Bola Road, Ibadan, on G.S.M No. +2348028990229/+2348059202500,and Technical Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC), University of Ilorin -07038848812.


On arrival on the campus, all graduating  students are required to register as members with the University of Ilorin Alumni Association at the National Alumni Secretariat, University of Ilorin. The University encourages its Alumni to be committed to their alma mater. To this end, release of certificate is dependent on evidence of registration.

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