CORNERSTONE INSTITUTE GRADUATION

March 2023

2023 Graduation Ceremony

March 2023 Graduation Form

Deadline: 10 March 2023

Mandatory Fields are marked with *

Please note: Should you fail to verify your Name and Surname as you would like it to be indicated on your certificate, and request a reprint after Graduation, you will pay a fee of R500.00.
Name and Surname must be presented according to Identity Document (ID) and or Passport.
Graduation documents will be sent via courier to Postal Address within South Africa. Students residing outside of South Africa will have their documents sent via registered mail.
Tickets for 2 guests will be issued to Graduands.
Additional tickets: two additional tickets may be requested at a cost of R100 per ticket subject to availability.

Purchases can be made using the following process:
Step 1: Additional tickets can be purchased using Karri App or EFT using Cornerstone Banking Details

Karri App: Click here for the QR Code
How to use the Karri App: Click here for instructions

EFT
Cornerstone Banking Details:
Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC
Bank: Nedbank
Branch Code: 102 510
Account Number: 107 503 0269
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ
Ref: Graduation and Student Number
Example: March Grad 32012
Send Proof of Payment to: bursar@cornerstone.ac.za


By completing this application, administrative process of your attendance will be acknowledged. cornerstone adheres to the POPIA Act on personal information. We use the information to complete the Verification and Graduation process.


Graduation Information

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DATE: Saturday, 25 March 2023 

VENUE: AGS Bellville, Entrance De Villiers Street

TIME: 11:00 AM

TICKETS: Graduands will receive two tickets for 2 guests only. 

ADDITIONAL TICKETS: Two additional tickets may be requested at a cost of R100 per ticket subject to availability. Purchases can be made using the Karri App or EFT:

Karri App: Click here for QR Code

How to use Karri App: Click here

EFT: 

Cornerstone Banking Details: Cornerstone Institute (RF) NPC

Bank Name: Nedbank

Branch Code: 102 510

Account Number: 107 503 0269

Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ

Ref: Graduation and Student Number

Example: March Grad 32012

Send proof of payment to bursar@cornerstone.ac.za

TICKETS COLLECTION: Tickets must be collected at Cornerstone Campus https://cornerstone.ac.za/ alternatively on the day of graduation. Collecting tickets on the day of graduation need to be before 9:00 am.

PARKING: Parking spaces at the venue are plenty for students and visitors.

FINANCE: Students must have successfully fulfilled all qualifying conditions, including
payment of outstanding fees, in order to attend the graduation ceremony. If the prerequisites are not satisfied, the student will be unable to attend the graduation or obtain their documents.

The deadline to pay all outstanding fees is 28 February 2023. 

DRESS CODE: Smart. Modest. No jeans or takkies. No sandals for males.

GRADUATION ATTIRE TIME: Attire may be collected from 8:30

 House of Graduates Order Form for Graduation Attire: 25 March 2023. Download form here

House of Graduates Pricelist: Download Pricelist

Gradaunds who participate the contact Graduation Ceremony, must wear graduation apparel from House of Graduates. Payments of graduation attire are paid directly to House of Graduates and not Cornerstone. Please find the email address: irline@houseofgraduates.co.za

FINANCE: Students must have successfully fulfilled all qualifying conditions, including payment of outstanding fees, in order to attend the graduation ceremony. If the prerequisites are not satisfied, the student will be unable to attend the graduation or obtain their documents.

The deadline to pay all outstanding fees is 28 February 2023 

GRADUATION PHOTOS:

The photographers (Nickay Productions) have a new online booking system and will contact each student directly to register on their platform. Bookings and payments are made directly to Nickay Productions. Please find the email address: info@nickay.co.za

FINANCE: Students must have successfully fulfilled all qualifying conditions, including payment of outstanding fees, in order to attend the graduation ceremony. If the prerequisites are not satisfied, the student will be unable to attend the graduation or obtain their documents.

The deadline to pay all outstanding fees is 28 February 2023 

Graduation Ceremony and Procedure on Stage

March 25, 2023 Graduation

Graduation Ceremonial Details

Please read the following instructions and important steps carefully.
  1. Please don’t forget to bring along your Proof of Payment
  2. Make your way to the graduation stations to collect your attire
Step 1

Place your hood over the left wrist with “V” facing top of arm

Step 2

Clasp loose end of hood between thumb and index finger

3. Proceed to seating area. Do not remove any announcement card off seats that is not yours.
4. Do not forget your announcement card on your seat. You need to take your card with you in order for your name to be read. Without this your name will not be read.
5. When the proceedings start to announce the awarding of degrees, follow the official directions and make your way to the stage.
6. You will hand your card to the Dean who will read your name.  
Higher Certificate and Postgraduate Certificate Procedure
7. If the qualification falls under Higher Certificate and Postgraduate Certificates you are required to:
Step 3: Once your name is read by the Dean.
Step 4: Walk directly to the Registrar

a) Hand over your hood to the Registrar
b) Turn around and allow the Registrar to hood you.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honours Procedure
8. Should the qualification falls under Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Theology, and Bachelor of Honours you are required to:
Step 3: After your name has been read, walk to the Presiding Officer, bow and allow the Presiding Officer to cap you.
Step 4: Proceed then to the Registrar where you will:

a) hand over your hood
b) Turn around and allow the Registrar to hood you
Step 5

Allow 3 seconds for your photo to be taken

Certification will be at the bottom of the stage.
Higher Certificates Qualifications
Higher Certificates Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce Qualification
Bachelor of Theology Qualification
Bachelor of Arts Honors Qualifications
Postgraduate in Education Qualifications

2022 December Mega Graduation

The following remarkable men and women have received high academic achievements in the form of a Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree.

Mega Graduation at City Hall - 10 December 2022

We have no doubt that this special occasion is not only for graduating students but for Cornerstone as a whole. This was the first opportunity post-COVID-19 where Cornerstone had a contact Graduation. Cornerstone, therefore, opened the opportunity for graduates of 2020 and 2021 to partake in the Mega Graduation Ceremony of 2022. Faculty and Staff are supported students with the last leg of the Academic Programme. Encouragement went to all students to make this a special and memorable one, on which you can look back with fondness and good memories. 

Graduation Guest Speaker - Professor Jonathan Jansen

Jonathan Jansen is Distinguished Professor of Education at Stellenbosch University and President of the Academy of Science of South Africa.

His research is concerned with the politics of knowledge in schools and universities. His 2022 books include The decolonization of knowledge (Cambridge University Press, with Cyril Walters) and Corrupted: a study of chronic dysfunction in South African universities (Wits University Press).

Click below to download 2022 Graduation Booklet

2022 Mega Graduation Gallery

Cornerstone Awards

Teaching Awards

The Teaching Award recognises excellence in teaching and learning (lecturing) to realise the Cornerstone mission and values. The award assesses nominations in terms of teaching and learning outcomes that realises graduate attributes for human dignity and social justice; transform lives with deep care, and use current and scholarly sound methods. Awarded annually by way of nomination, all fulltime and adjunct lecturers teaching in contact (campus) and/or distance (online) modes are eligible.

Academic Awards

This award is presented to the best academically achieving graduate during her/his studies at Cornerstone. To be eligible for this award, a student must have completed the qualification within the specified time or one year more than the minimum amount of time required for the programme. The award is presented separately to the highest achieving students in the higher certificate, postgrad certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate categories.

AGAINST ALL ODDS AWARDS

The award recognises a graduating student who overcame unusual and extenuating circumstances. The student 'Against all Odds' was determined to reach her/his goals and despite obstacles remained a Cornerstone student, continued to pass, and successfully completed their programme of study. The criteria for the award are courage and determination; integrity; and good standing in the Cornerstone Community.

PRESIDENT'S AWARDS

Faculty, staff, and students together nominate and decide on the student who receives the President's Award, namely a student who best represents Cornerstone's core values. While the candidate may not be the top academic performer, s/he must possess all the attributes we celebrate as a community. Therefore, the award is made to a final-year student who has shown consistency of character; was actively involved in the broader community; supported fellow students; demonstrated academic excellence; and is spiritually, socially, and academically well-rounded.

Laureate Awards

Cornerstone Institute recognizes Laureates for outstanding contributions to science and the advancement of knowledge in service of the public good, that is, for scholarship in service of social justice and change.

GRADUATION QUERIES

All Graduation queries to be sent to helpdesk@cornerstone.ac.za

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