Rivers State University (RSU) 35th Convocation Ceremony Schedule

Rivers State University RSU is gearing up for its highly anticipated Convocation Ceremony, scheduled for the 16th of December 2024.

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The management of the University, on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff, and Students, extend a warm invitation to the public to attend this momentous event.

Keep reading to find out the necessary information for the Rivers State University RSU Convocation Ceremony.

RSU Convocation Ceremony Date

The RSU Convocation Ceremony is scheduled to take place on the 16th of December, 2024, at the University’s Convocation Arena. The event commences at 9:30 am.

The celebration encompasses a convocation lecture and the convocation for the award of bachelor’s, postgraduate, and honorary degrees.

Convocation Lecture

The lecture will focus on contemporary topics and issues relevant to higher education, research, and the nation’s development.

The guest speaker, an esteemed academic or public figure, will be announced closer to the date.

Detailed Programme of the RSU Convocation

Sunday, 10th December 2024

  • 10:00 AM: An Interdenominational Church Thanksgiving Service at the Chapel of Redemption, RSU, Port Harcourt.

Monday, 11th December 2024

  • 9:00 AM: Press Briefing in the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room, Dr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Senate Building.
  • 10:00 AM: Collection of gowns, brochures, and scrolls at the designated Faculties/Departments.

Tuesday, 12th December 2024

  • 10:00 AM: Continuation of gown collection and preparations for the convocation at Faculties/Departments.
  • 10:00 AM: Exhibition at the RSU Amphitheatre, showcasing academic and cultural displays.
  • 1:00 PM: Cultural Display also at the Amphitheatre, representing the diverse heritage of our community.

Wednesday, 13th December 2024

  • 10:00 AM: Further collection of academic regalia at Faculties/Departments.
  • 3:00 PM: A Novelty Football Match at the field opposite the Convocation Arena, a display of sportsmanship and camaraderie.
  • 5:00 PM: Graduands’ Night at the Convocation Arena, a celebration of the graduating class’s journey and achievements.

Thursday, 14th December 2024

  • 12:00 Noon: The 35th Convocation Lecture, an intellectual feast, will be delivered by Mr. Donald Duke, former Governor of Cross Rivers State, in the Senate Chambers, RSU.
  • 5:30 PM: A cocktail event at the Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge, an occasion for relaxation and networking.

Friday, 15th December 2024

  • 9:30 AM: Award of Bachelor’s Degrees at the Convocation Arena, a momentous occasion for undergraduates.

Saturday, 16th December 2024

  • 9:30 AM: Conferment of Emeritus Professors and Higher Degrees at the Convocation Arena, honoring distinguished careers and academic excellence.

Award of Degrees

The award of degrees: Graduating students from various disciplines will receive their Bachelor’s, Postgraduate, and Honorary Degrees during the ceremony.

This event will include speeches from university officials, the recognition of exceptional students, and the awarding of degrees to deserving graduates.

Friends, families, and well-wishers are welcome to join in celebrating the graduates’ hard work and accomplishments.


By attending the RSU Convocation Ceremony, you will not only be part of a memorable occasion but also have the opportunity to witness future leaders, innovators, and professionals as they take the next step in their academic and professional journeys.

Don’t miss this exciting event, and share this information with your friends.

Congratulations to all convoking.

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