Graduate Attire

Dress Code

Your commencement ceremony is a dignified occasion where your academic achievements at NUS are honoured in front of your family, friends and the University’s faculty. To accord due respect, the dress code for Commencement is ‘shirt and tie’.

Graduates who are not appropriately dressed will not be presented on stage.


Suggested Dress Code

  Male graduate Female graduate


  • For men:
    • Collared long-sleeved shirt, long trousers and a tie
    • Covered shoes with socks

  • For women:
    • Shirt/blouse with a skirt/long trousers, or a dress
    • Appropriate shoes of a comfortable height

  • Inappropriate attire to avoid:
    • Casual or revealing attire e.g. T-shirts, shorts, bermudas, tank tops
    • Slippers/flip flops or sandals
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