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Proud Witsies in the US, including prominent alumni, gathered in Times Square this week to celebrate the University’s 100th anniversary with the Wits delegation led by Professor Zeblon Vilakazi, Vice-Chancellor and Principal. An alumnus honoured Wits with a prime advertising spot on the façade of the Nasdaq building to share its "Wits.For Good" message.

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Homecoming Weekend 2022: Multimedia Gallery

Generations of Witsies and the public celebrated this once-in-a-lifetime milestone from 2 - 4 September 2022. Wits welcomed home all Witsies and opened its gates to the public to experience its treasures, places of interest, and art performances. From the Centenary Parade and Free People's Concert to thanking its Founders and honouring talented individuals with the unveiling of the Wits’ Scholarship Boards in the Great Hall foyer.

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Wits Rose

A magnificent rose commissioned to celebrate Wits University's centenary

The special qualities of this new rose variety are the dense formation of very firm petals that give the open blooms the strength to withstand wind and rain, and to remain virtually unblemished. The colour of the rose is white with a tone of cream in the centre. A moderate scent lingers. The bush is vigorous, but maintains a neat growth pattern with pickable flowers. The base of the bush is clothed with glossy, disease resistant foliage. It may be grown as a specimen in the garden or in a pot, and can also be used for larger beds in free landscaping.

1922 - 2022

Celebrating 100 years of excellence


Wits occupies a special place in the hearts and minds of Africans. Standing on the shoulders of giants, including more than 200 000 illustrious graduates, Witsies have inspired change and left an indelible mark on society, for good. #WitsForGood