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Postgraduate Degree Conferring Ceremony 2015

Update:Apr. 03, 2015

Keio University held its Postgraduate Degree Conferring Ceremony at Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall on Monday, March 30, 2015. Keio University conferred a total of 1,612 degrees from its 14 graduate schools (200 doctoral, 1,217 master degrees, and 195 professional degrees) on the graduating class.

After Vice-President Akira Haseyama’s Graduating Class Report, the ceremony continued with President Seike's conferment of diplomas on a representative of Keio’s newest graduates from each graduate school. President Seike then gave an address, and Professor Masayuki Tadokoro of the Graduate School of Law followed with a congratulatory speech on behalf of all Keio faculty and staff. The ceremony ended with the singing of the Keio Alma Mater, "The Juku-ka," by all in attendance. Many international students were also seen among this year’s graduating class, and graduates were of a wide range of age, experience, and backgrounds.

After the ceremony, graduates were conferred diplomas from their respective graduate schools. With cherry blossoms in full bloom, many people stayed after the ceremony to take photographs and celebrate their new start in life.

Inside Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall
▲Inside Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall
President Seike presents a diploma
▲President Seike presents a diploma

A glimpse of the ceremony
▲A glimpse of the ceremony
Graduates pose for a photo with their diplomas
▲Graduates pose for a photo with their diplomas

Photo: Satoru Inoue