Abia State University (ABSU) 37th Matriculation Ceremony Schedule for 2018/2019 New Intakes [UPDATED]

Abia State University (ABSU) 37th matriculation ceremony schedule for the 2018/2019 academic session newly admitted students. See ABSU matriculation ceremony date, time and venue below.

ABSU Matriculation Ceremony

This is to inform newly admitted students, their sponsors/parents, well wishers as well as members of the general public that the Abia State University (ABSU) 37th matriculation ceremony to officially usher in the new students of the university has been scheduled to hold as follows:

Date: Friday, 29th March, 2019
Venue: University Pavilion
Time: 11:00am

All should be seated by 10.30am before the arrival of the Vice-Chancellor’s procession.

ABSU Students Expected to Matriculate

  • Postgraduate students who are not graduates of Abia State University.
  • All first year undergraduate students of the Regular UME, Institute for Continuing Education (ICE), Hugh Goldie Lay/Theological Training Institution, Abia State, College of Education Arochukwu Campus and Law Diploma programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session, who have paid their school fees.

Procedure for Hiring of Academic Gown and Payment of Brochure for ABSU Matriculation Ceremony

The hiring cost of the Matriculation Regalia (gown and cap only) and Brochure is five thousand Naira (N5,000.00) only.


  • Log on to the ABSU portal (www.abiastateuniversity .edu.ng) and generate   an invoice.
  • Proceed to any branch of our designated Banks listed below and make your payment.
    • ABSU Microfinance Bank; Sky Bank Plc;
    •  Zenith Bank Plc; First Bank Plc;  Ecobank Plc,
    •  Fidelity Bank Plc; Union Bank Plc; UBA Plc.
  •  After payment, students should present their receipts/evidence of payment and collect their Regalia and Brochure from the College/Institute Secretaries/Faculty Officers.
  • Faculty Officers and College/Institute Secretaries should collect from the University Central Stores, the number of regalia to match the number of matriculating students of their Faculties. They should also collect the same number of Matriculation Brochures from the office of the Registrar.  Issuance of these items to the Students begins on Wednesday, 27th March, 2019.
  • All hired regalia must be returned to the Faculty Officers and College/Institute Secretaries not later than Friday 5th April, 2019.  The penalty for late return of a set of regalia is one thousand Naira (N1,000) per day after deadline.


A replacement charge of Twenty thousand Naira (N20,000.00) will be paid for the loss of, or damage to any academic regalia.

The Admissions Unit, Faculty/College/Institute Offices, Central Stores and other relevant Bursary Offices, should remain open, including on the Matriculation day, to accommodate late-comers.

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