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Cancellation of Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony (2010 Academic Year)

Update:Mar. 16, 2011

Congratulations to all Keio University undergraduate students who have graduated this year. We are sure that together with your families, guardians, and Keio alumni who graduated 25 years ago, you were all looking forward to your graduation ceremony.

At the present time, Keio University intends to give the maximum support it can to all those who have suffered harm or been affected by the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, and to cooperate in Japan’s recovery from this disaster.

In consideration of this, and in light of further factors such as the present situation with transportation and electricity, the continuing aftershocks, and voluntary efforts to restrict energy consumption, Keio University has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the undergraduate graduation ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, March 23. The reunion event on the same day for Keio alumni who graduated 25 years ago has also been canceled. It is extremely regrettable that Keio has been forced to take this decision, but we respectfully ask for your understanding in this matter.
In place of the ceremony, a live broadcast will be made over the Internet from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The broadcast will include the conferral of diplomas to student representatives, the presentation of awards, the President’s ceremony address, and congratulatory remarks from an alumni representative. We sincerely hope that all graduates and their families or guardians will watch this from their own homes or other locations.

A part of the expenditure that was set aside for the scheduled ceremony will be donated to help support the victims of this disaster.

Please also use the link below for information about the conferral of diplomas for graduates, the issuance of Certificates of Graduation, etc.

For information about the cancellation described above, please direct your inquiries to the relevant office below:

About the graduation ceremony:
Keio University Administrative Affairs Office 03-5427-1517

About the reunion event for Keio alumni who graduated 25 years ago:
Keio University Office of Alumni Affairs 03-5427-1547

For Correspondence Course graduates:
Office of Correspondence Courses 03-5427-1586