New dates for 12th Congregation Ceremonies

Resulting from the recent lifting of restrictions on the number of persons who can attend award events subject to the maintenance of physical distancing, fresh air ventilation of premises, and a two-hour limit, the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) announces for the information of the general public a revised plan for the graduation ceremonies during the month of September, 2020.

The 12th Congregation Ceremonies of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, to award degrees and diploma certificates to persons who have successfully completed their programmes of study in the 2019/2020 academic year will now be held on campus for all graduands as follows:


Event Date Time   Venue
First Session: School of Law / Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020   8:30 a.m. New UPSA Auditorium
Second Session: Faculty of Accounting & Finance Thursday, 3rd September, 2020   8:30 a.m. New UPSA Auditorium
Third Session: Faculty of Management Studies Friday, 4th September, 2020   8:30 a.m. New UPSA Auditorium
Fourth Session: School of Graduate Studies Saturday, 5th September, 2020   8:30 a.m. New UPSA Auditorium


Registration for the Congregation

Graduands who have successfully completed their programmes of study during the 2019/2020 academic year in the afore-mentioned Faculties and Schools and wish to be presented during the September, 2020 Congregation are required to be cleared of all financial obligations to the University prior to registration for the Congregation.

A non-refundable fee of GH¢330.00 is required to be paid at any branch of Access Bank Ltd. After payment of the fee, graduands must log onto to disburse the payment.

After having paid and disbursed the graduation fee, graduands who wish to participate in the Congregation should log into their USIS student portal and click on the “Register for Graduation” tab to register for the graduation ceremony. Graduands registered for the 12th Congregation are expected to be seated by 8 a.m. on the date of their Congregation Ceremony.


Note: Only graduands who have paid their graduation fee and have been cleared of all financial obligations will be issued with graduation gowns, souvenirs, a free copy of their transcript, and have their certificates released to them.


Closing date for registration is Monday, 31st August, 2020.


List of Graduands

The list of graduands will be available on the University’s website ( The Congregation Brochure will also be available on the UPSA website.


Collection and Return of Academic Gowns

Use your proof of registration and the interpay disbursement print-out to collect the academic gowns. Collection of academic gowns will begin from Monday, 24th August, 2020 and end at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 1st September, 2020.

Graduands MUST wear face masks for the collection of academic gowns.

Graduands are requested to return the academic gowns on or before by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 7th September, 2020. Failure to do so will attract a penalty of GH¢50.00 per day.


Those to be presented will be expected to be seated at the Auditorium by 8:00 a.m. on the various days in the appropriate academic gown worn over suit/jacket with UPSA neck tie or scarf in the case of ladies.  Only graduands who are wearing masks will be admitted into the Auditorium.


Further Information: Visit or call: 0303-937544/0303-937542


In order to adhere to the physical distancing protocols, ONLY graduands will be allowed entry onto the campus on the days of the Congregations. We are sorry to inform parents, guardians and well-wishers that due to the strict adherence to physical distancing protocols, the University is unable to accommodate them on campus on the days of the Congregations. As a reminder, graduands MUST wear face masks in order to be admitted into the auditorium as well as at all times while on campus premises.





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