UNILORIN Convocation Gown & Fees Payment Notice 2021

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) 36th Convocation Ceremonies Hiring of Gowns, Fees Payment Guidelines for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Graduands for 2019/2020 Session.

This is to inform the 2019/2020 Graduands of the University that the 36th Convocation Ceremonies will commence with a Jumat Service on Friday, 15th October 2021 and end on Sunday, 24th October, 2021 with a Special Thanksgiving Service at St. Thomas Aquinas Chaplaincy.

Recommended: UNILORIN Convocation Ceremonies Programme of Events


Graduands are kindly requested to note the following important information:

i. All convoking graduands  are advised to check their names on the list of graduands displayed on the University Website – www.unilorin.edu.ng

ii. Each graduand shall be allowed a maximum of two (2) guests. Invitation cards will be issued to graduands when they arrive to collect their academic Children will not be allowed into the Convocation Arena.

iii. It is mandatory for all graduands to pay for the following items irrespective of whether or not they attend the Convocation Ceremonies, except otherwise indicated:

  1. * Purchase of Ph.D. Academic Outfits (Mandatory for Ph.D. graduands) – (prevailing cost)
  2. *Purchase of Academic Outfits (First or Master Degree) (optional) – (prevailing cost)
  3. Hire of Academic Outfits (First and Master Degrees) – N2,000.00
  4. Order of Proceedings – N2,000.00
  5. Certificate Folder – N2,500.00
  6. Convocation Muffler – N1,400.00
  7. Student Copy of Transcript (Undergraduate) – N5,500.00

*See Procurement of Academic Gowns

iv. Pursuant to (iii) above, the following categories of compulsory charges are applicable to:

(a) Undergraduate:
1.Hire of Academic Gown2,000.00
2.Order of Proceedings2,000.00
3.Student Copy of Transcript5,500.00
5.Certificate Folder2,500.00
6.Convocation VCD400.00
8.Administrative Charges2,000.00
(b) Master and other Postgraduate Degrees:
1.Hire of Academic Gown2,000.00
2.Order of Proceedings2,000.00
3.Student Copy of Transcript5,500.00
4.Certificate Folder2,500.00
5.Convocation VCD400.00
8.Administrative Charges2.500.00
(c) Ph.D.:
1. Certificate Folder2,500.00
2. Convocation VCD400.00
3. Muffler1,400.00
4. Certificate5,000.00
5. Order of Proceedings2,000.00
6. Administrative Charges3,500.00

v. Order of Proceedings, Certificate Scrolls, Certificate Folders and Convocation gowns will be available for collection immediately after the Convocation Lecture on Friday, 22nd October, 2021 in the respective Faculties, on presentation of evidence of payment of appropriate charges, while Certificates shall be distributed on the Convocation day at the various Faculties and the Postgraduate School. It is beneficial for graduands to note that academic gowns are limited and will be on first come, first served basis, please.

vi. Graduands are expected to attend a rehearsal of the Academic Procession which will hold at 3.00 p.m. at the University Stadium.

vii. It is compulsory for all graduands who will attend the Convocation Ceremony to participate in the Academic Procession and wear the approved academic outfits. Academic Gowns are limited and will be distributed on first come, first served basis.

viii. All graduands are expected to be formally dressed in full English wear (i.e. suit, shirt and tie for men and skirt suit/skirt and blouse or gown for ladies) OR full national dress.

ix. Graduands hiring Academic Gowns are expected to pay a refundable deposit of N2,500.00 (Two thousand, five hundred Naira) only in cash to their Faculty Officers OR submit to their respective Faculty Officers, a Guarantor Form duly completed by a staff member of the University. This payment is outside the non-refundable fee of N2,000.00 in (iii) (c) above, please.

x. All hired gowns should be returned by the graduands to their respective Faculty Officers not later than Wednesday, 24th October, 2018. Gowns returned after that date will attract a fine of Fifty Naira (N50.00) per day, which will be deducted from the refundable fee of N2,500.00.


i) Graduands should make their payments with Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Cards. The ATM cards acceptable for use are Master and Visa cards. Each graduand should ensure that the amount in their account is up to the value of the required convocation charges and prevailing bank charges before login into the “Unilorin Convocation Portal” for payment.

a) Based on (iv) a – c above, first degree graduands are to pay a total sum of Twenty thousand, eight hundred Naira (N=20,800.00), Higher Degree graduands (excluding Ph.D.) Fifteen thousand, eight hundred Naira (N15,800.00), while Ph.D. graduands are to pay Fourteen thousand, eight hundred Naira (N14,800.00) only. Candidates would be expected to pay the prevailing bank charges in addition to their charges.

Payment for the Convocation materials in (iii) a – g and iv (a – c) is in progress. Graduands are advised to pay early so as to avoid last minute rush.


Interested graduands are to note that while the purchase of the University’s academic gown is mandatory for Ph.D. graduands, it is optional for Master and First Degree graduands.

However, the latter groups are encouraged to acquire the gowns for personal use as a mark of permanent identification with the University of Ilorin.

Graduands wishing to procure academic gowns are advised to contact Messrs Ola Dandy Tailors & Co., No. 33, Oke-Bola Road, Ibadan, on GSM No. +2348028990229/+2348059202500, Oluwhale Perfect Nigeria Enterprise, No. 7, Erinle Street, Gaa Akanbi, Ilorin, GSM No. +2348038954927 and Technical Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC), University of Ilorin – 07038848812.


On arrival on the campus, all graduands are required to register as members with the University of Ilorin Alumni Association at the National Alumni Secretariat, University of Ilorin.

The University encourages its Alumni to be committed to their alma-mater. To this end, release of certificate is dependent on evidence of registration.