The AY 2020 Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held for graduates, degree awardees, and related parties only, after giving maximum consideration to the health and safety of graduates and degree awardees 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, 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 graduate or degree awardee 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.
March 26 (Fri.), 2021
Venue opens: 9:00
Arrive by: 9:40
Commencement ceremony: 10:00–11:00 (planned)
Please be sure to enter the venue by 9:40.
Please note that you will not be permitted to enter or leave the venue once the ceremony has begun.
[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: March 26 (Fri.), 9:45 (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 plan to prepare a photo frame 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.
[To family members]
・ Family members are kindly requested to refrain from accompanying attendees to the campus.
[To all graduates]
・ Information on the conferral of degrees will be given on the keio.jp portal.