Updated on: March 18, 2021
December 25, 2020
The AY 2020 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies will be held for graduating students and related parties only after giving maximum consideration to the health and safety of the graduating students and preventing the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease.)
While the utmost efforts to facilitate the participation of families were made, we request your kind understanding regarding this decision that was reached with consideration to the circumstances at Hiyoshi Campus, which is implementing access management for entry to all buildings to prevent infections, and the impact on the areas surrounding the campus. While we believe that all family members were sincerely looking forward to attending the ceremony, we thank you for your kind understanding. No venue will be made available for the use of family members, etc., and we as such request that they refrain from accompanying ceremony attendees on campus.
On the day, a video of the ceremony for those unable to attend will be streamed online, which we encourage you to watch.
*Please consult with us if for various reasons a graduating student requires a chaperone. (See telephone number below)
*The method for holding the ceremonies may be subject to change according to the ongoing situation regarding infections with COVID-19. If there are any changes, we will inform you via this web page. Please be sure to check the latest information.
*We will notify you via this webpage in the case of any changes to the schedule such as the start time of the ceremony due to any unforeseen circumstances on the day.
◆Precautions for the commencement and entrance ceremonies
|Date||March 23 (Tues.), 2021
The venue is scheduled to open at around 9:00. Please enter by 9:30.
The venue is scheduled to open at around 14:00. Please enter by 14:30.
Please note that you will not be permitted to enter or leave the venue once the ceremony has begun.
|Venue||Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall, Hiyoshi Campus
*Building "17" as indicated in the above link.
|Participating Faculties||【Morning ceremony】
Faculty of Law, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Faculty of Science and Technology
*Including correspondence course students
Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Economics, School of Medicine, Faculty of Policy Management, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Faculty of Pharmacy
*Including correspondence course students
|Advance Registration||Not required|
|Notes||[About the video stream]
For those who cannot attend, a video of the ceremony will be made available on the official Keio University website on the below date and time. Please watch the ceremony from here.
Start of broadcast:
【Morning ceremony】 March 23 (Tues.), 9:45 (planned)
【Afternoon ceremony】March 23 (Tues.), 14:45 (planned)
[To all visitors]
・Please use public transportation on the day to come to the venue. Your cooperation is requested in wearing a mask at all times when using public transportation, and taking steps to prevent the spread of infections such as refraining from conversation, etc.
・You are requested to take your temperature on the day of the ceremony and refrain from attending if you have a fever of 37.5 degrees or above, or are feeling unwell. In addition, temperature checks will be performed at the reception desk of the venue. If you have a fever, you will not be permitted to enter.
・Please wear a mask at all times on campus and refrain from talking as much as possible. Please do not remove masks when taking commemorative photos.
・ Note that there will be no campus signboards provided with a view to preventing congestion. Instead, we prepared photo frames that can be used on smartphones. Please use the photo frame from here.
・ Please refrain from remaining on campus after the conclusion of the ceremony.
・ Because communal dining involving multiple people gathering to converse and eat and drink together results in the participants removing their masks at close distance while also engaging in conversation, they carry an extremely high risk of infection through droplets, and this has actually been a major source of the spread of infections. Please refrain from communal dining before and after the ceremony, even outside the campus.
・ At the Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall, the ceremony venue, seats will be arranged to so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and with consideration to the actual number of attendees compared to normal years. While it is anticipated that all attendees at the Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall will be seated, if the number of attendees greatly exceeds those expected, we may request that they watch the ceremony proceedings at a separate venue on Hiyoshi Campus.
[To family members]
・Family members are kindly requested to refrain from accompanying attendees to the campus.
[To all graduates]
・Information on the conferral of diplomas will be given on the keio.jp portal.
For inquiries on the ceremony: +81(0)3-5427-1517