Graduation Ceremony will be held on 4th and 5th October 2023 at Villa College
Enter your Student ID to check if you are in the graduation list.
You are advised to dress in formal clothes for your Graduation. An appropriate choice for formal attire is shirt and tie for the gentlemen and evening gown for the ladies. You may also choose to wear a traditional dress.
All graduands must wear the Academic Regalia. The academic regalia consist of three separate pieces:
How to wear the Academic Regalia
Collecting and Returning the Academic Regalia
Process for collecting the Academic Regalia:
Process for returning the Academic Regalia:
Regalia Hiring Fee:
BEFORE GRADUATION CEREMONY
✔️Check dates for your graduation
Make sure to check the date, time, session and venue of your graduation ceremony.
✔️Attend Information Session
Information given during the session will be uploaded to this website.
✔️Ensure graduation clearance is completed
All students are required to complete Graduate Clearance prior to the graduation ceremony.
✔️Pay graduation fees
Check for fee, details and make the payments on/before the specified date.
There will be one rehearsal. It is compulsory for all graduands to attend the rehearsal. Make sure to check the date, time and venue of the rehearsal.
ON GRADUATION DAY
✔️Arrive for your graduation
Dress according to the Graduation Dress Code and arrive at the specified time and venue on time.
✔️Leave personal belongings
Graduands are not permitted to carry items during the ceremony. Please leave items such as purses and cameras with a Guest. Electronic devices should be turned off during the ceremony.
Line up at the stipulated location (You will be guided by a supervisor).
Enter the graduation venue in the procession.
AFTER GRADUATION DAY
✔️Returning of regalia
Return the regalia on the specified date and location. You are required to bring the regalia receipt while returning the regalia. The deposit amount will be refunded upon returning the regalia after the ceremony. Important: For late return of regalia, you will be fined MVR50 per day.
✔️Certificate and Transcripts collection
Before issuance of Certificates and Transcripts, all students are required to:
a) Return Graduation regalia.
b) Complete Graduate Clearance
Certificates/Transcripts will only be issued to the respective student. If a person other than student comes to collect the certificates/transcript, a valid authorizing letter from student, copy of National ID card of both the student and the person collecting it must be submitted.
REGALIA HIRING FEES
Q: If I attend my Graduation ceremony will I get my certificate and transcript there or will it be ready for collection later?
A: Your certificate and transcript will not be given to you on the day of the Graduation Ceremony. You will be informed when it is ready for collection and certificates and transcripts will only be issued after you have submitted the Graduate Graduate Clearance Form and returned the regalia.
Q: I am not attending graduation, how do I collect my certificate?
A: When your certificate is ready for collection, Villa College will inform you via sms the procedure for collection of certificates. You are required to submit the Graduate Graduate Clearance Form before collecting your certificate.
Q: Can I invite more than 1 guests?
Q: How long is the ceremony?
A: The ceremony will be approximately 2 hours long.
Q: Can the College provide a letter inviting me and my family member to attend the ceremony so that we can be excused from work?
A: Yes, the college can provide a letter stating your graduand’s status and the details of the ceremony.
Q: Will there be a live telecast on the Graduation Ceremony?
A: Yes, there will be a live telecast of the Graduation Ceremony on VTV.
Q: I graduated last year but I was unable to attend my graduation ceremony. Can I take part in the upcoming graduation?
A: No, unfortunately such requests are not accommodated. Only students who have been conferred degree for that particular Graduation and whose names have been endorsed by Academic Senate and Villa College Council will appear in Graduation Book. These student only will be allowed to attend the Graduation.
Q: Where can I store my personal belongings during the ceremony?
A: There is no storage available. Please leave all personal items (including purses, etc.) at home or with a family member/friend during the ceremony.