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To families and guests who planned on attending the graduation/entrance ceremonies

This academic year, Waseda University has implemented preventative measures against Covid-19 with utmost caution. As such, days where most students were unable to study on campus have continued, causing the current students and their family members to feel anxious. Moreover, we understand that the newly-admitted students and their family members must have felt worried about having to go through the application process in this kind of unprecedented situation.

Though when the Covid-19 pandemic will end remains uncertain, after careful consideration, Waseda University has decided to hold in-person graduation and entrance ceremonies because we believe that the occasion is a once-in-a-life-time milestone for graduates and newly-admitted students. As announced on February 26, 2021 (, we will be holding the in-person graduation and entrance ceremonies while prioritizing the health and safety of our students and their family members. In order to implement thorough preventative measures against Covid-19, invitation for attendance to each in-person graduation/entrance ceremony will be limited to graduates/newly-admitted students of the respective schools/graduate schools only.

We sincerely regret to inform you of this if you are a family member or a friend who was planning on attending the in-person ceremony. In addition, please do not come to campus on the day of the ceremony since we will not be streaming the event live on campus as we did in previous years for the reason mentioned above.

On the day of the ceremony, we will be streaming the event live online, and we invite anyone who is interested to attend the ceremony virtually. (A link for the live online streaming of the ceremonies will be posted before the event.)

Thank you for your cooperation and kind understanding.

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