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12th April 2017


This is to remind all the students who will be graduating on Friday 30th June 2017 that the process will be carried out in accordance with this Graduation Policy. All the potential graduands should therefore:

  1. Confirm their University records (Name and order as they should appear in the completion certificate) and clear all fees balances with effect from Wednesday 12th April 2017 to Friday 26th May 2017; failure to which no appeals will be accepted.
  1. Apply for graduation online by completing the Graduation Application form in the Students’ Academic Module and pay the appropriate convocation fee indicated on the form. Convocation fees are paid to the SU bank account  as with other fees. Applications should be done after the confirmation of records and payment of fees balances with effect from Wednesday 12thApril 2017. The deadline will be Friday 26th May 2017.
  1. Strictly observe the dates for confirmation of records and application for graduation in order to avoid missing the 2017 graduation.



  1. No appeals will be accepted after the Friday 26th May 2017 deadline date.
  2. Any application for graduation from the previous year is not valid and hence a fresh application must be submitted for 2017 graduation.
  3. Once Finance department has cleared the students, the system will generate a PDF document. Students are required to print 3 copies. One copy to will be taken to finance (cashiers) to facilitate invoicing for the graduation and application for the caution money. Second copy to be taken to the respective faculties (while picking gown) and the student to retain the third copy.
  4. Kindly note that you should pick your completion certificate between 17th July 2017 and 31st October 2017. Any certificate picked after 31st October 2017 will attract KSh 200 for each working day (Mon – Fri).


Strathmore University will hold its 2017 Graduation ceremony on Friday, 30th June 2017 at the University’s graduation square. All guest and graduands are requested to be seated by 9:30 a.m. Graduands will NOT be allowed into the Graduation Square after the procession has started.

Graduands are from:

  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • School of Management and Commerce
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Strathmore University Business School
  • Strathmore Law School

There will be rehearsals on Thursday, 29th June 2016 beginning at 2.00 p.m. Graduands should collect their gowns from 12th – 23rd June, 2017, from 8.30am to 5.30pm at the School/Faculty. Graduands must confirm their seating arrangements during the rehearsal.

Non-refundable graduation fees:

PhD Kshs 7,400
Post-graduate Kshs 6,300
University Degrees Kshs 5,700
Diploma Kshs 4,100

Stephen Ng’ang’a


Conditions of Entry to Graduation

  • Graduation is open only to registered students of the University who have fulfilled both the academic and fee requirements of their programme and who have been approved for the appropriate award by the Academic Council (thereafter referred to as Graduands).
  • In order to become a graduate of the University, Graduands must apply for Graduation by completing the graduation application form which is issued by the Schools/Faculties and pay the appropriate fee as set by the University. A Graduand will not be deemed to be a Graduate of the University until they have applied for and completed the process of graduation at the University Graduation and Awards Ceremony, either in person or in absentia.
  • Potential Graduands are required to apply for Graduation within the specified registration period by utilizing University Graduation Procedures as determined by the University and notified to potential Graduands through official notice boards throughout the University, the University website and Students’ Handbook.
  • Potential Graduands will be registered for Graduation in the name that is recorded on the Students’ University Record at the time the award decision was made by the Academic Council. The Certificate will bear the registered name of the Graduand, and shall not be changed once the period for confirmation of records stated hereunder has lapsed.
  • Potential graduands should confirm their Students’ University records and clear all fees balances at least one month to the graduation, failure to which no appeals will be accepted.
  • Appeals: Regulations regarding appeals against awards are as follows:
    a) Once a Graduand has graduated from the University, he/she is deemed to have accepted the award as approved by the Academic Council and to have become a Graduate of the University. Academic appeals from Graduates against marks, types of degrees or awards approved by the Academic Council will not be considered by the University.
    b) Any appeals against an award approved by the Academic Council must be done in writing to the Vice Chancellor not less than 14 days before the graduation ceremony. No appeals will be accepted outside this period.
    c) Graduands who lodge an academic appeal have the following options:
    i. Attend the graduation ceremony as planned while the appeal is being considered;
    ii. Defer graduation until the next set of ceremonies by which time the result of the appeal will be known;
    iii. Graduate in absentia and await the outcome of their appeal.
    d) Graduands who wish to take up option (i) will be included in the graduation listings with the award they are appealing against. They will not be given their award certificate after the ceremony but will receive a letter of completion. Once the appeal has been heard and a decision made the certificate will be issued in accordance with the decision of the appeal.
    e) Graduands who wish to take up option (ii) will be invited to attend the next graduation ceremony once the decision of their appeal has been reached. The certificate will be presented to them after the ceremony.
    f) Graduands who wish to take up option (iii) will be included in the graduation lists and their certificate will be awarded once a decision has been made. The graduate will not be invited to attend another ceremony.
    g) Graduands who appeal against the decision of an Academic council which states that they are not eligible for an award shall not be included in the Graduation Lists.

Download Application for Graduation Form

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