|Note: Photographs and video footage may be taken by NUS at this event and be used for NUS’ archival, communications and promotional purposes. Photographs, video footage and contact information may also be taken at this event by permitted vendors carrying identification issued by NUS.|
| Important Note!
Refrain from bringing bulky bags/items to the event as there may not be enough storage space available. Please note that bags may be checked by NUS Campus Security for security purposes.
Graduate Attire – The dress code is "shirt and tie". Ensure that you are properly dressed. You may not be presented on stage otherwise.
Listing of Graduates – In support of the campus-wide initiative to promote environmental sustainability, the listing of all graduates and awards will be published solely in an electronic format which will be available for the duration of Commencement only. Click here to view the Graduate Listings.
All graduates attending the ceremonies will have to wear the academic dress. You can put on your academic dress at the Graduate Robing Room (UCC Function Room 1) before you proceed to the UCC Hall where the ceremony will be held.
Please note that only graduates wearing the correct academic dress will be presented on stage. If you have borrowed the academic dress from a friend and are not sure whether you are wearing the correct academic dress, please approach the vendor in the Graduate Robing Room for assistance. The Graduate Robing Room is open 1.5 hours before the ceremony start time.
If your academic dress was not provided by the official vendor, you may need to purchase the correct item/s to be properly attired for the ceremony.
The UCC Hall is open for admittance to all graduates and guests one hour prior to the official start time of each ceremony. Throughout the seating time, a series of specially-prepared videos and congratulatory messages will be screened in the UCC Hall.
To ensure that the ceremony can start on time, graduates and guests are requested to be seated in the UCC Hall at least 20 minutes before the ceremony start time. The doors will be closed after the ceremony has officially started and latecomers will not be allowed to enter the hall.
Your commencement ceremony is a dignified occasion where your academic achievements at NUS are honoured in front of the University's faculty, as well as your family and friends. We hope that in celebrating your achievements, the following advisory on etiquette in the Hall will be observed to ensure the best possible experience for everyone in attendance.
Respect and consideration for others
When you are presented on stage, please accord due respect to the Presiding Officer when receiving your degree scroll by limiting your contact to a handshake. With the large number of graduates individually presented at each ceremony, any delay in presentation, such as those caused by the taking of "wefies", would prolong the ceremony for other graduates, families and friends.
It is a happy moment for you and your fellow graduates, so do remember to clap for one another as you jointly celebrate your achievements.
The ceremonies are similar each year and you may view ceremonies of the previous years here.
Start of Ceremony
Presentation of Graduates
Collection of Scroll, Transcript, Awards
|Note to ALL Graduates: Please take care of the original degree scroll as there is only one hard-copy available. The University does not normally issue a replacement if the original one is destroyed or misplaced.|
Ending of Ceremony
All graduates and guests are invited to have light refreshments at the foyer immediately after each ceremony.
There will be official photographers taking stage photographs for each graduate. Details on how to purchase the stage photographs will be updated in due course.