The University community, general public, parents, guardians and in particular the 2016/2017 graduating students are hereby informed that the 2016/2017 Academic Session Convocation Ceremonies have been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018

Event:-                                 Pre-Convocation Press Conference
Address by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS
Time:-                                  10.00 a.m.
Venue:-                                Senate Chamber, 2nd Floor, Senate House, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018

Event A:                               Opening of Exhibition
Venue:-                                Senate Building Car Park
Time:-                                  12.00 noon.

Event B:                              Investiture of the Vice-Chancellor

                                             Investiture of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS as the 12th Vice Chancellor of the University


                                           Convocation Lecture

Guest Lecturer:-               His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode
Executive Governor of Lagos State

Lecture Title:-                   INCLUSION: The Path to a New Nation

Chairman:-                        Professor Anya O. Anya, FAS, NNOM, OFR

Venue:-                               J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium

Time:-                                 1.00 p.m

Event C:                              Chancellor’s Reception

Time:-                                 7.00 p.m.
Venue:-                               Chancellor’s Lodge, University of Lagos, Main Campus, Akoka, Lagos


Date:-                                 Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

Event A:-                           Congregation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and the Announcement of Prize winners                                                for graduating students of Faculties of:

                                                                          Education                                               9.00 a.m
Social Sciences                                 Morning session

Environmental Sciences                       1.00 p.m
Science                                               Afternoon session

Venue:-                             J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, Main Campus, Akoka, Lagos

Event B:-                         Unilag Alumni Association Edutainment

Time:-                              6.00 p.m.
Venue:-                           Open Field Sports Centre, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.


Date:-                              Thursday, 10th May, 2018

Event A:-                        Congregation for the Award of First Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and the announcement of Prize winners for                                           graduating students of Faculties & Institute:
Law                                                          9.00 a.m.
Management Sciences

                                                                      Basic Medical Sciences
Clinical Sciences
Dental Sciences                                     1.00 p.m
Distance Learning Institute (DLI)

Venue:-                            J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka

Event B:-                          Alumni Reception

Time:-                               6.00 p.m.
Venue:-                             Tolu Odugbemi Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka


Date:-                                Friday, 11th May, 2018

Event A:-                          Congregation for the Award of Higher Degrees of the School of Postgraduate Studies, as well as Best                                                               Researcher Award and Conferment of the title of Distinguished Professors & Emeritus Professors.

Venue:-                             J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium

Time:-                               10.00 a.m. prompt

Event B:-                          Luncheon with the Doyen

Venue:-                             Senate Lounge, 1st floor, Senate House, University of Lagos

Time:-                               3.00 p.m. prompt

Event B:-                          Convocation Play

Time: –                              6.00 p.m.
Venue:-                             J. F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos
Title:-                                Akinwumi Isola’s Efunsetan Aniwura, directed by, Dr. Lekan Balogun

Payment procedure for ALL graduating students for the collection of Complete Academic Outfit (Gown, Hood & Cap), Certificate Folder and Convocation Brochure.

Academic Outfit First Degree


Masters Degree, PGD, M.Phil


Doctorate Degree


Convocation fees payable either in attendance or not N 10,000.00 N 15,000.00 N/A
Hiring of Academic Outfit N 5,000.00 N 5,000.00 N/A
Refundable fees on Hired  Academic Outfit N 2,500.00 N 2,500.00 N/A
Outright Purchase of Academic Outfit N 15,000.00 N 20,000.00 N 40,000.00

Academic outfit should be returned on or before Friday, 16th, March, 2018. All graduants are expected to collect their certificates within three months after convocation. Failure to collect will attract a demurrage of N50 per day.

Academic outfit will be available at the College, School of Postgraduate Studies, Faculties, and the Distance Learning Institute.


Procedure for payment

Bank Account Name Platform
Graduating Students are to pay for academic outfit, brochures and certificates by accessing the University website (, complete the form under Unilag payment portal (student category).

Thereafter, students are to proceed to any bank of their choice with the RRR generated, for payment as appropriate.  Copies of bank teller and payment advice bearing bank confirmation should be taken to the Faculty for gown collection.

University of Lagos

Through Remita



Alumni Registration Fee to be paid into UNILAG Alumni Association:
United Bank for Africa (UBA) A/C: 1000034082
WEMA Bank Plc A/C: 0121188199
ECOBANK Plc A/C: 1962000847
ACCESS Bank Plc A/C: 0043655942
GTBANK Plc A/C: 0019787148
First Degree (N2,000.00); Postgraduate (N2,500.00)


Each graduating student is entitled to two invitation cards.  The invitation cards and a complete set of academic outfit, made up of gown, hood, cap and scroll, would be available for collection on presentation of receipt/teller for payment at the College/School/Faculty/Institute as appropriate. Convocation Brochure and Academic outfit are to be collected at the various locations earlier mentioned. Graduants should attend the convocation at the time allotted to them.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS on behalf of the entire University community congratulates all graduating students. Please be assured that certificates would be ready for collection immediately after each ceremony upon the presentation of ALL necessary clearance.

Wishing you all blissful ceremonies.

Dr. (Mrs.) Taiwo F. Ipaye, FNIM
Registrar & Secretary to Council


2016/2017 Convocation Ceremonies Programme at a glance: