Graduation ceremonies for Spring 2018 graduates were held at the Okuma Auditorium on March 24 – 26. Out of the 11,574 students who graduated, 757 of them were international students from abroad.
During a ceremony held for valedictorians on the 24th, University President Kaoru Kamata congratulated the graduating students in his speech. He said, “Your student life may come to an end for now as of today, but this does not mean your learning stops here. I hope that everyone, including those of you who will be pursuing graduate education and those of you who will be working, will continue to learn and strive unremittingly, based on the knowledge, stamina, and character built at university. I look forward to all of you paving the way for a bright future ahead.”
Additionally, Lin Jianhua, President of Peking University, was awarded an honorary doctorate at the ceremony, and artist Ken Yabuno received the Award for the Distinguished Service to Art. The Auzsa Ono Memorial Award was also awarded to Waseda students and organizations that have contributed to the University through their outstanding achievements in academics, the arts, and sports.
Campus scenes from graduation