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Graduands are kindly requested to note the following important information:
i) The 2019/2020 academic session commenced on 2nd October, 2019 and ended on 22nd June, 2021. All convoking Graduands who fall within the above dates are advised to check their names on the list of Graduands displayed on the University Website – to confirm their graduation status.
ii) The 36th Convocation Ceremonies is hybrid and only Graduands with invitation cards will be admitted into the Auditorium as contained in (6a) above.
iii) Other Graduands can watch the proceedings virtually through: UNILORIN YOUTUBE channel @ TheUNILORIN and UNILORIN official Facebook page @UniversityOfilorin.

iv) Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, all Graduands processing or not are mandated to put on their face masks and observe all non-pharmaceutical protocols.
v) It is mandatory for all Graduands to pay for the following items irrespective of whether or not they attend the Convocation Ceremonies, except otherwise indicated:

a)* Purchase of Ph.D. Academic Outfits (Mandatory for Ph.D. Graduands) – (prevailing cost)
b)*Purchase of Academic Outfits (First or MasterDegree) (optional) – (prevailing cost)
c)Hiring of Academic Outfits (First and Master Degrees) – N2,000.00
d)Order of Proceedings – N2,000.00
e)Certificate Folder – N2,500.00
f)Convocation Muffler – N1,400.00
g)Student’s Copy of Transcript (Undergraduate, Masters and other Postgraduate programmes) – N5, 500.00
*See Procurement of Academic Gowns
vi)Pursuant to (v) above, the following categories of
compulsory charges are applicable to:
(a)Undergraduate Degrees:

  1. Hiring of Academic Gown N2,000.00
  2. Order of Proceedings N2,000.00
  3. Student’s Copy of Transcript N5,500.00
    4.Muffler N1,400.00
  4. Certificate Folder N2,500.00
  5. Convocation VCD N400.00
  6. Certificate N5,000.00
  7. Administrative Charges N2,000.00
    TOTAL N20,800.00
    (b)Master and other Postgraduate Degrees:
    1.Hiring of Academic Gown N2,000.00
    2.Order of Proceedings N2,000.00
    3.Student’s Copy of Transcript N5,500.00
    4.Certificate Folder N2,500.00
    5.Convocation VCD N400.00
    6.Muffler N1,400.00
    7.Certificate N5,000.00
    8.Administrative Charges N2,500.00
    TOTAL N21,300.00
    (c)Ph.D. Degrees:
  8. Certificate Folder N2,500.00
  9. Convocation VCD N400.00
  10. Muffler N1,400.00
  11. Certificate N5,000.00
    5.Order of Proceedings N2,000.00
  12. Administrative Charges N3,500.00
    TOTAL N14,800.00
    vii) Order of Proceedings, Certificate Folders and Convocation gowns will be available for collection from Wednesday 20th to Friday, 22nd October, 2021 in the respective Faculties, on presentation of evidence of payment of appropriate charges. Certificates shall be distributed on the Convocation day at the various Faculties and the Postgraduate School based on the return of academic gowns. It is beneficial for Graduands to note that academic gowns are limited and will be on first come, first served basis, please.
    viii) Graduands are expected to attend a rehearsal of the Academic Procession, which will hold at 3.00 p.m. on Monday, 18th October, 2021at the University Auditorium after the Vice-Chancellor’s Press Briefing.
    ix) It is compulsory for all Graduands who will attend the Convocation Ceremony to participate in the Academic Procession and wear the approved academic outfits. Please note once again that Academic Gowns are limited and will be distributed on first come, first served basis.
    x) All Graduands 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.
    xi) Graduands 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 Accountants 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 v(c) above, please.
    xii) All hired gowns should be returned by the Graduands to their respective Faculty Officers not later than Monday, 25th October, 2021. Gowns returned after that date will attract a fine of Fifty Naira (N50.00) per day, which will be deducted from the refundable fee of N2, 500.00.

i) Graduands should make their payments with Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Cards. The ATM cards acceptable for use are Master and Visa cards. Each Graduand should ensure that the amount in their account is up to the value of the required convocation charges and prevailing bank charges before loging into the “Unilorin Convocation Portal” for payment.
Based on vi (a – c), above, first degree Graduands are to pay a total sum ofTwenty thousand, eight hundred Naira only (N20,800.00), Higher Degree Graduands (excluding Ph.D.) Twenty-one thousand, three hundred Naira only(N21,300.00), while Ph.D. Graduands are to pay 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 v(a – g)and vi (a – c) above shall commence from Monday, 11th October, 2021. Graduands are advised to pay early so as to avoid last minute rush.

Interested Graduands are to note that while the purchase of the University’s academic gown is mandatory for Ph.D. Graduands, it is optional for Master and First Degree Graduands. However, the latter groups are encouraged to acquire the gowns for personal use as a mark of permanent identification with the University of Ilorin.
Graduands wishing to procure academic gowns are advised to contact Messrs Ola Dandy Tailors & Co., No. 33, Oke-Bola Road, Ibadan, on GSM No. +2348028990229/+2348059202500,and Technical Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC), University of Ilorin – +2347038848812.

On arrival on the campus, all Graduands 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.
Dr. Fola M. Olowoleni
Registrar & Secretary to Council

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