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Spring 2014 Undergraduate Entrance Ceremony

Update:Apr. 04, 2014

The 2014 Undergraduate Entrance Ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 1, at Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall. This year Keio welcomed a total of 6,674 students, including students from the Japanese Language Program.

Keio University held two entrance ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to accommodate student numbers. The morning ceremony was held for the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Faculty of Science and Technology, and Japanese Language Program. The afternoon ceremony was held for the 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, and Faculty of Pharmacy.

At the ceremony, Vice-President Akira Haseyama gave the incoming class report, which was followed by a welcome address by President Atsushi Seike in both Japanese and English. Students received congratulatory speeches on behalf of the faculty from Prof. Ryoji Asabuki of the Faculty of Law (morning) and from Prof. Shigeki Hori of the Faculty of Policy Management (afternoon). On behalf of Keio alumni, Haruo Naito, President and CEO at Eisai Co., Ltd., and Koichiro Horiuchi, President and Representative Director at Fuji Kyuko Co., Ltd., congratulated students at the morning and afternoon ceremonies respectively. Incoming class representatives Yuta Hagiwara of the Faculty of Law (morning) and Toshiya Suzuki of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (afternoon) made speeches expressing their joy of entering Keio University and aspirations for university life.

The Alma Mater “The Juku-ka” was sung in unison by all who attended, and the ceremony ended with a presentation of contributions and a short address by representatives of the 50th anniversary alumni, the “105-Nen Mita-kai” (Class of 1964).

In the warm spring weather with cherry blossoms in full bloom, Hiyoshi Campus was enveloped in an air of excitement and celebration with a crowd of new students and family, many of whom stayed even after the ceremony to take photographs.

Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall
▲Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall
A Glimpse of the Ceremony
▲A Glimpse of the Ceremony

President Seike Delivers a Speech
▲President Seike Delivers a Speech
A Glimpse of the Ceremony
▲A Glimpse of the Ceremony

In Front of the Ginkgo Trees-lined Avenue
▲In Front of the Ginkgo Trees-lined Avenue
In front of the Fourth Building Independence Wing
▲In front of the Fourth Building Independence Wing

Photo: Susumu Ishito / Aki Takematsu