Each graduate who has registered to attend Commencement will receive an Invitation Package (IP). The Invitation Package consists of the following items:
Graduate Attendance Card
One Graduate Attendance Card with your personal details such as your name, student ID, degree title(s), seat information and awards (if any).
You MUST bring this card to the ceremony for admission to the Hall.
Guest Invitation Cards
Two general Guest Invitation Cards for the respective ceremony. For details on Guest Invitation Cards, please click here.
Hand these invitation cards to your guests for entry into the UCC Hall.
Important Information for Graduates
Please read the information leaflet before you come for the ceremony.
The Invitation Package will be given at the time when you collect the academic dress at the Multi-Purpose Sports Hall.
If you have not ordered the academic dress for Commencement and only need to collect the Invitation Package, please refer to this link for the dates, times and venues for collection.
Guest Invitation Cards are essential as entry passes to the Commencement celebrations. One invitation card admits one person into the UCC Hall.
The entitlement to Invitation Cards is as follows:
|Each Graduate||2 General Guest Invitation Cards|
|Each Valedictorian||4 VIP Invitation Cards|
|Each Award Winner||2 VIP Invitation Cards|
|Valedictorians who are also Award Winners||4 VIP Invitation cards (not 4+2 Cards)|
We regret that we are unable to issue replacement cards if the Guest Invitation Cards are misplaced or lost. Hence, please keep them safely.
Request for Additional Guest Invitation Card(s)
Most ceremonies will not have spare seats. However, you may submit your request for additional invitation cards during your online registration of attendance. Issuance of additional invitation cards (if any) depends on availability of seats at that particular ceremony and allocation is by balloting. We regret to inform that we are unable to accede to every graduate's request.
Except for the Main Ceremony, a viewing room is made available at Level 1 of the University Cultural Centre for guests without invitation cards to view the live webcast of the ceremony. Guests will need to queue up outside the viewing room for entry. Due to limited seating in the viewing room, admission is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, you may also view the live webcasts of all ceremonies via the Commencement website using laptops or mobile devices.
Outcome of your Request for Additional Guest Invitation Card(s)
You may check the outcome of your request for additional guest invitation card(s) via the Student Information System (Self-Service > Commencement Registration) from 20 June 2017 onwards. We regret that the ballot outcome of additional cards is final and we are unable to accede to any appeals.
If you are successful in your request for additional card(s), the additional card(s) will also be included in your Invitation Package.
For Commencement 2017, the following ceremonies are full and there are no additional invitation cards available:
|C8||Saturday, 08 July 2017 (Afternoon Session)|
|C9||Saturday, 08 July 2017 (Evening Session)|
|C11||Sunday, 09 July 2017 (Afternoon Session)|
|C15||Monday, 10 July 2017 (Evening Session)|
|C16||Tuesday, 11 July 2017 (Morning Session)|
|C18||Tuesday, 11 July 2017 (Evening Session)|
|C20||Wednesday, 12 July 2017 (Afternoon Session)|
|C23||Thursday, 13 July 2017 (Afternoon Session)|
Donating Your Guest Invitation Cards
In the event that you do not need to utilise any of the Guest Invitation Cards given, we would appreciate it if you would deposit these unutilised cards at the Information Counter on the day of the ceremony upon your arrival at UCC.
We will distribute these invitation cards to guests who do not have invitation cards for admission to the UCC Hall on a first-come, first-served basis.