News & Event

Notice of the 140th Graduation Commencement Ceremony for the 2021 Academic Year (3/24/2022)

News & Event
Date and Time Thursday, March 24, 2022
Morning ceremony

Open: 9:00 am, Ceremony: 9:45 am - 11:25 am
Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences, Social Policy and Administration, Computer and Information Sciences, Science and Engineering, Bioscience and Applied Chemistry, Sports and Health Studies
Graduate School of Economics, Sociology, Social Well-being Studies, Computer and Information Sciences, Regional Policy Design, Science and Engineering, and Sports and Health Studies
Law School
Business School of Innovation Management
School of Correspondence Education

Afternoon ceremony

Open: 1:00 pm, Ceremony: 1:45 pm - 3:25 pm
Faculty of Law, Letters, Business Administration, Intercultural Communication, Sustainability Studies, Lifelong Learning and Career Studies, Engineering and Design, Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS)
Graduate School of Humanities, Intercultural Communication, Law, Politics, Business Administration, Engineering and Design, Public Policy and Social Governance, and Career Studies


 (Same for morning and afternoon ceremonies)

President’s Remarks
Conferment of Diplomas
Congratulatory Speech by Guests of Honor
Graduate’s Speech
The School Anthem

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


  • Due to the current novel coronavirus, people other than the graduates are asked to refrain from participating in the ceremony. Graduates are required to bring their student ID card to the venue.
  • Areas surrounding the venue will become extremely congested on the day of the ceremony. We suggest you arrive early.
  • 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.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the Nippon Budokan and Kitanomaru Park area.
  • After the main ceremony, individual diploma conferral ceremonies will be held for each college/graduate school. Diplomas will be issued in exchange for your student ID , graduate student card and questionary (object person only)distributed on the day . For details, please refer to HOPPII or Correspondence Education website.
  • 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 website when the date nears. (Guidance of Live Streaming was published in March 15th.)
  • 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. Students 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. During the ceremony, all attendees will be seated at a set distance from each other. 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.