The Convocation of the University of Dar es Salaam was established under the University of Dar es Salaam Act No. 12 of 1970, charged with functions as summarized below: Maintaining a Convocation roll of the names of all persons who are members of the Convocation, namely senior officers of the University past and present, all academic staff - past and present - , current senior administrative staff, and all alumni of the University, including those of its predecessor University of East Africa as long as those graduates of the former University of East Africa are residents in Tanzania; Discussing any matter within the sphere and competence of the University; and Maintaining dialogue with the government on matters of social, economic and other concern to the welfare of the public.