Fall 2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Entrance Ceremony: Welcoming 585 New Students
Sep. 25, 2019
The Fall 2019 Entrance Ceremony for new students of both the undergraduate faculties and graduate schools was held at the West School Building Hall on Mita Campus from 10:00 on Wednesday, September 18.
This fall, a total of 345 new undergraduate students were admitted: 110 at the Faculty of Economics; 1 at the Faculty of Law; 35 at the Faculty of Policy Management; 68 at the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies; and 131 in the Japanese Language Program. Of the 240 students admitted to the graduate schools, 163 have entered master’s programs, 60 have joined doctoral programs, and 17 have enrolled in the professional degree program.
At the ceremony, Provost Tojiro Aoyama gave the incoming class report, which was followed by a welcome address by President Akira Haseyama. President Haseyama stated that university is not only a place to learn and acquire knowledge, but somewhere to elucidate knowledge through open discussions between both teachers and students as captured by the expression "learning while teaching, teaching while learning." He further spoke of how personal relationships are an equally important form of learning in addition to dedication to one’s academic research, and concluded his welcome address with his hope that the new students would each have a fruitful time at university. Afterward, Professor Tatsuya Hagino of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies gave a congratulatory address on behalf of the faculty and staff members, and Mizuki Maruno (Graduate School of Science and Technology) who represented the incoming class, gave the matriculation address.
The venue was enveloped in a warm and lively atmosphere as many new students celebrated their admission to Keio with their family members.
Welcome address by President Haseyama
Mizuki Maruno of the Graduate School of Science and Technology giving the matriculation address