News & Event

Notice of the Entrance Ceremony for the 2023 Academic Year (4/3/2023)

News & Event

We highly recommend you to wear a mask. Please bring your own mask.3/13/2023 update

Date and Time Monday, April 3, 2023
Morning ceremony

Open: 9:00 am, Ceremony: 9:45 am - 11:10 am
Faculty of Law, Letters, Business Administration, Intercultural Communication, Sustainability Studies, Lifelong Learning and Career Studies, Engineering and Design, Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS)

Afternoon ceremony

Open: 1:00 pm, Ceremony: 1:45 pm - 3:10 pm
Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences, Social Policy and Administration, Computer and Information Sciences, Science and Engineering, Bioscience and Applied Chemistry, and Sports and Health Studies
Graduate School
Professional Schools
School of Correspondence Education

Program (Same for morning and afternoon ceremonies)

President’s Remarks
Congratulatory Speeches by Guests of Honor
New Student’s Speeches
Individuals including Deans' Speeches
The School song performance
Suggestions for New Students

Venue Nippon Budokan
Address : 2-3 Kitanomaru-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and Hanzomon Line or Toei Shinjuku Line
Exit Kudanshita Station (5-minute walk to venue)
*Please refrain from gathering with others inside the station or near the ticket gate.


  1. The entrance ceremony is divided into morning and afternoon sessions depending on the faculty the student is enrolling in.
    Each student should attend the entrance ceremony that corresponds to the faculty they’re enrolling in. Students may not participate in the entrance ceremony that’s not intended for their corresponding faculty.
  2. Due to the current novel coronavirus, only one attendant can participate the ceremony per graduate student. Students and attendants are required to bring their admission pass to the venue.
  3. Areas surrounding the venue will become extremely congested on the day of the ceremony. We suggest you arrive early.
  4. For details on the ceremony and schedule, please refer to the “New Student Information.”
  5. Please use public transportation to come to the venue. You may not park your car at the venue.
    To alleviate congestion, please also refrain from gathering inside the station or near the ticket gate.
  6. Soliciting and distributing leaflets to advertise an organization including student clubs on the Budokan grounds or near the grounds are prohibited.
  7. Smoking is prohibited in the Nippon Budokan and Kitanomaru Park area.
  8. For those who are unable to attend the ceremony, we will provide a live streaming of the ceremony via the internet that can be accessed through a device such as a PC or smartphone. We will post more details on our homepage when the date nears. (Guidance of Live Streaming was published in March 15th.)
  9. The ceremony may get canceled depending on the progression of the novel coronavirus. If this happens, we will immediately notify on our website.

[Request for Cooperation in Preventing the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus]

  1. You should pay sufficient caution to manage their own health and prevent the spread of infection such as by always wearing a mask and refraining from having conversations inside the building, and practicing social distancing and avoiding gathering with others in hallways, restrooms, etc. We appreciate your cooperation.
  2. Please take your temperature at home and confirm your normal temperature on the day of the ceremony. If you are experiencing a fever or cough, or feeling sick in anyway, please do not come to the venue.
  3. Those who have flu symptoms must refrain from arriving at the venue.