The University of Belize will honour 530 Graduates during its June Commencement Exercises to be held on Saturday, 24th June, 2017, and Sunday, 25th June, 2017 at the City of Belmopan and Punta Gorda Town respectively. The ceremony will commence at 10:00 am at the UB Gymnasium in Belmopan while in Punta Gorda it will commence at 2:00 p.m. at the Toledo Community College Auditorium. The keynote address in Belmopan will be delivered by the Mayor of Belize City, His Worship, Mr. Darrell Bradley. Belizean Educator Dr. Elizabeth Cardenas will be the keynote speaker for the Punta Gorda ceremony.
The Graduands will receive diplomas at the Bachelor’s, Associate’s, and Certificate levels from the Faculties of: Education and Arts–(190); Management and Social Sciences–(151); Science and Technology–(117); and Nursing, Allied Health, and Social Work–(72). Of the total number of graduates 326 (61.5%) are females and 204 (38.5 %) are males. This year 33 of the graduands are receiving Certificates from the project: Improving the Quality and Relevance of Early Childhood and Secondary Education in Northern Belize, done in partnership with the Government of Belize and funded by the European Union.
During the ceremony, students who have distinguished themselves will receive UB official honour chords. The tri-cable white honour chords recognise those graduating Cum Laude; gold honour chords signify Magna Cum Laude; and purple honour chords identify Summa Cum Laude graduates.
The Board of Trustees, Management, Faculty and Staff of the University of Belize take this opportunity to congratulate our graduates on their achievement, and to extend best wishes to them as they work to become catalysts for change and development in Belize. The commencement exercises will be held under the theme “Let’s Build UB Together”.