Announcement on March 2021 Graduation Ceremonies (Updated on 3/24/21)

Fri, Feb 26, 2021
Announcement on March 2021 Graduation Ceremonies (Updated on 3/24/21)
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Changes have been made to the schedule for the March 2021 graduation ceremonies for the undergraduate and graduate schools as well as the Art and Architecture School to disperse the number of participants per session. For details, please see below.

The ceremonies will be held on March 25 and 26, 2021. To prevent the novel coronavirus disease infection, only graduates will be invited to attend the ceremony. For graduates interested in attending, you must take your temperature on the day of the ceremony before coming to campus. If you show any signs of infection, such as a fever, you may not attend the ceremony.

A link will be available to view the ceremonies live online. Graduates who are feeling unwell or do not feel comfortable coming to campus, as well as guardians of graduates, etc., may view the ceremony live online. Please note that we will not be streaming the ceremonies live on campus (find respective URLs to online live streaming below and kindly note that the URLs are different on the two days).

Depending on the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus disease, further changes may be made to the schedule, how the ceremonies will be held, etc.
However, the ceremonies will be held as planned even if the state of emergency is extended unless the situation surrounding Covid-19 worsens.

Schedules for Graduation Ceremonies

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Waseda Arena, Toyama Campus
YouTube Live Streaming: https://youtu.be/Ny1FLSlXzOk
*Each session will last approximately 35 to 45 minutes

First Session (Starting at 9:45)

School of Political Science and Economics; School of Law; Graduate School of Political Science; Graduate School of Economics; Graduate School of Law; Waseda Law School

Second Session (Starting at 12:30)

School of Commerce; School of Social Sciences; Graduate School of Commerce; Graduate School of Accountancy; Graduate School of Business and Finance; Graduate School of Social Sciences

Third Session (Starting at 15:00)

School of Culture, Media and Society; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Friday, March 26, 2021 at Waseda Arena, Toyama Campus
YouTube Live Streaming: https://youtu.be/W16dqpqHPbw
*Each session will last approximately 35 to 45 minutes

Fourth Session (Starting at 9:45)

School of Education; School of Human Sciences (including the Online Degree Program); School of Sport Sciences; Graduate School of Education; Graduate School of Human Sciences; Graduate School of Sport Sciences

Fifth Session (Starting at 12:30)

School of International Liberal Studies; Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering; Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering; Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering; Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies; Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems*, Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering; Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies; Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics; Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies

*Only doctoral degree recipients and valedictorian of the Master’s degree program will come to Waseda Arena. All other students will come to the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park.

Sixth Session (Starting at 16:00)

School of Fundamental Science and Engineering; School of Creative Science and Engineering; School of Advanced Science and Engineering; Art and Architecture School

Notes

  • Details on the events organized by each undergraduate 0r graduate school, including whether or not these events will be even held, will be announced on their respective website at the beginning of March 2021.
  • Doors to the venue will open an hour before the start of each ceremony. As measures to prevent infection will take place, entering the venue of the ceremony may take some time. Please arrive at the venue 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
  • A thermography camera will be set at the entrance of the venue for body temperature screening. Throughout the venue, alcohol-based hand sanitizers will be set.
  • Refrain from participating in celebrations that involve eating and drinking (including personal events).
  • This year, we will not be setting up signboards with “Waseda University Graduation Ceremony” written on them to avoid creating a crowd.
  • The Okuma Garden will be open from 8:00-17:00 (it will be closed if raining).
  • If you need any special assistance to attend the ceremony (e.g. note-taking, sign language interpretation, seating assistance, seat reservations, attending the ceremony with a small child, etc.), please contact the General Affairs Division three weeks in advance regarding your inquiry so that we can try and accommodate your needs.

Inquiries

If you have any questions regarding the graduation ceremonies, please contact the General Affairs Division at [email protected]

If you have any questions regarding events organized by the undergraduate or graduate school, contact the respective undergraduate/graduate school.


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