Order of Proceedings

The Chancellor will preside at the Main Ceremony (i.e. the first ceremony to be held). Each ceremony thereafter will be presided over by one of the following:

Pro-Chancellor
NUS President
NUS Board of Trustees
Dean of Faculty

Morning
Session

Afternoon
Session

Evening
Session

Proceedings

10.00am
(11.00am for
Main Ceremony)

3.00pm

8.00pm

Fanfare and Ceremonial Procession

National Anthem
(Assembly to rise and sing)

Opening Declaration by Presiding Officer

Speech by Guest Speaker

Presentation of Graduates
(Degree scroll to be collected on the way back to seat)

Speech by Valedictorian/s

Closing declaration by Presiding Officer

12.00pm*

(1.00pm* for
Main Ceremony)

5.00pm*

10.00pm*

Ceremonial Recession and End of Ceremony
(Assembly to rise)

*The duration for each ceremony is usually about two hours, estimated based on 400 graduates in a ceremony.

The Hall will open one hour before the start time of the ceremony for guests and graduates admission. All graduates and guests are to be seated at least 20 minutes before the start time.

The ceremony will start on time. Graduates and guests who are late for the ceremony will not be allowed to enter the hall once the ceremony commences.

The nature of the ceremonies every year is similar. You may view the ceremonies of the previous year here.

In support of the campus-wide initiative to promote environmental sustainability, the listing of all graduates will be published solely in an electronic format which will be available for the duration of Commencement only. More information on how to access the listing on mobile devices will be available on this website closer to Commencement.

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