On Monday, April 4, Keio University held its Postgraduate Entrance Ceremony at the Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall. This Spring Semester, Keio welcomed a total of 1,787 students into the 14 graduate schools (1,312 master’s, 309 doctoral, and 166 professional degree candidates).
At the ceremony, Vice-President Akira Haseyama gave the incoming class report, which was followed by a welcome address by President Atsushi Seike, who urged the new graduate students to deepen their knowledge in their field while widening their interests beyond their specialty. Prof. Yutaka Oishi, committee member of the Graduate School of Human Relations then gave a congratulatory speech on behalf of faculty, encouraging new students in their future endeavors. The ceremony ended with the singing of the Alma Mater “The Juku-ka” by all of the participants.
By then the rain had stopped and many students and their families used the opportunity to take photographs and converse outside the hall. Enveloped in a relaxed atmosphere, the students embarked on a new chapter in their lives as Keio University graduate students.
New students heading towards the Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall