Convocation

Dear Graduands & Graduates of 2022,

Greetings from Wawasan Open University (WOU)!

We are pleased to announce that the 13th Convocation Ceremony will be held on 26 – 27 November and 3 December 2022 at the Wawasan Open University Main Campus, Penang, for the following categories of students:

  • Those who have graduated in April 2022
  • Those who have been identified as eligible to graduate in November/December 2022

Online registration will be open from 12 – 26 October 2022. 

Please click on ‘E-Registration’ above to register.  

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the ceremony.  The following are some pertinent information that you must note:


VENUE

Wawasan Open University (WOU) Main Campus

54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah

10050 Penang

DATE

26 – 27 November (Saturday & Sunday) & 3 December 2022 (Saturday)

SESSION DATE

Date / Day

Session

26 November 2022 (Saturday)

1, 2 & 3

27 November 2022 (Sunday)

4, 5, 6 & 7

3 December 2022 (Saturday)

8, 9 & 10

As you will be attending only one of the sessions, kindly view the ‘Sessions and Proceedings’ section to know the details of your session.

You must regularly check the details of your session as any changes will be updated there. 

FAMILY MEMBERS/GUESTS

Two (2) ticketed guests per graduand/graduate will be allowed to enter the ceremony hall to witness this ceremony. The guest tickets will be distributed to graduands/graduates during registration at WOU on the ceremony day.

Non-ticketed guests are not allowed to enter the ceremony hall. However, there will be live streaming at the nearby hall, i.e. Lecture Theatre 2, and also on YouTube.  Children below 5 years old are not allowed to enter the ceremony hall.

DRESS CODE

All graduands/graduates must be dressed in formal/traditional attire.  Casual or revealing outfits such as T-shirts, shorts, Bermuda pants, tank tops, jeans and sandals are not allowed.  Graduands/Graduates in inappropriate attire may not be presented on stage.

COLLECTION OF ACADEMIC DRESS

Graduands/Graduates who wish to collect their academic dress early, i.e. before your convocation ceremony day, will be able to do so on the following dates:

Convocation Ceremony Date

Early Collection of Academic Dress Date

26 – 27 November 2022

(Saturday & Sunday)

24 – 25 November 2022

(Thursday & Friday)

3 December 2022

(Saturday)

2 December 2022

(Friday)

Graduands/Graduates who are not able to do early collection, can collect the academic dress during Convocation Day. Please refer to the ‘Sessions and Proceedings’ for the collection time.

RETURNING OF ACADEMIC DRESS

Date

Returning of Academic Dress Time

26 November 2022 (Saturday)

6.30 am – 7.30 pm

27 November 2022 (Sunday)

6.30 am – 8.15 pm

3 December 2022 (Saturday)

6.30 am – 6.00 pm

REHEARSAL

All graduands/graduates must attend rehearsal prior to the ceremony.

Please do not to bring along your personal belongings (bags, flower bouquets, etc.) into the ceremony hall. Family members and guests of graduands/graduates are not allowed to enter the ceremony hall during rehearsal.

FACE MASK

Upon registration, each graduand/graduate will be given a face mask in the standard colour determined by the University to be worn during this ceremony.


COVID-19 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

All graduands/graduates and guests must comply with the current COVID-19 SOPs as stipulated by the government of Malaysia. We encourage you and your guests to take the COVID-19 RTK-AG-SELF TEST before you come for the ceremony. As a precaution, graduands/graduates and guests who have COVID-19 symptoms should not attend the ceremony.

PARKING

Limited parking is available within the WOU Main Campus premises.  Parking inside the campus will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Further details are available in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Should you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at convocation@wou.edu.my.

We sincerely look forward to your attendance at the ceremony.

 

Thank you.

REGISTRAR

WAWASAN OPEN UNIVERSITY

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