Frequently Asked Questions on Ceremonies


Ceremony Schedule

Q1. Is it possible to have the schedule of ceremonies published earlier?

We will only be able to assign specific degrees to specific days when the graduation numbers are more confirmed. Usually, this will be some time in April at the earliest.

Q2. There are two dates and times for my Faculty’s Commencement ceremonies in the schedule of ceremonies. Can I choose which ceremony to attend?

No, you are required to attend the ceremony to which your degree has been allocated. Please check the schedule of ceremonies for the specific date and time of the ceremony that your degree has been allocated. The schedule of ceremonies by degrees will be available in the Commencement website some time in April.


Listing of Graduates

Q1. How do I access the listing of all graduates to be presented at the ceremony?

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.

On the Day of Ceremony

Q1. What time must graduates arrive at the University Cultural Centre for the ceremony?

Seating time for graduates commences one hour prior to the official start time of each ceremony.

To ensure that the ceremony starts on time, all graduates must be seated inside the UCC Hall at 10.30am for the Main Ceremony, and at 9.40am/2.40pm/7.40pm for the remaining morning/afternoon/evening ceremonies, respectively. The seat number for graduates is printed on the Graduate Attendance Card.

Q2. What should I wear on the day of ceremony?

The dress code for Commencement is smart/formal. Please click here for more information on attire.

Q3. What will the ceremonies be like?

You may view the ceremonies of the previous year here.

Q4. What should I do during the ceremony?

Click here for the information.

Graduates with Mobility Challenges

Q1. I am a graduate with a disability and will be attending the Commencement ceremony. Can there be special arrangements made for my seating and presentation on stage?

Yes, special arrangements can be made. Please indicate what assistance you might require when you register your attendance online.

Q2. I have sustained an injury recently and will be in wheelchair on the day of my ceremony. Who can I approach for assistance?

Please send an email to commencement@nus.edu.sg to notify the Commencement Team of your condition, preferably one day before your ceremony or earlier.

Photographs / Souvenirs

Q1. Does NUS take photographs of the graduates on stage?

Yes, we have authorized photographers who will take photographs of the graduates as they are presented on stage. Please check with them at their booth which is located at the University Cultural Centre Foyer area on how to place the order.

Q2. How do I order my stage photographs?

This year’s official photographer is Werkz Photography. To order your stage photographs, please go to http://www.werkzgallery.com/nus/ between 16 July 2017 to 16 Nov 2017. You may login using the following:
- User ID: your Student ID (e.g. A0123456X)
- Password: nus2017

Q3. Can I buy the ceremonies DVD from NUS?

We do not produce DVDs or VCDs of the ceremonies for sale. However, as we will be having a live webcast of each ceremony, you may download these thereafter at this website.

Visa Application

Q1. Can I request for a letter from the University stating that my parents/guests are invited to attend my Commencement ceremony for their visa applications to come to Singapore?

Yes, we can issue a letter stating that your parents/guests are invited to attend the Commencement ceremony. However, we are unable to do the actual visa application. If you need this letter, please send your request with the following information to commencement@nus.edu.sg:

Graduate's Name :
NRIC/Passport No. :
Degree :
Date & Session of Ceremony :
Name of Parents/Guests :
Passport No. of Parents/Guests. :

Q2. Can the University assist to issue a letter stating that I will be attending the Commencement ceremony for my visa application to Singapore?

We can assist to issue a letter stating the date and time of the Commencement ceremony that you will be attending for the degree that you have been conferred. However, we are unable to do the actual visa application. If you need this letter, please send your request with the following information to commencement@nus.edu.sg:

Graduate's Name :
NRIC/Passport No. :
Degree :
Date & Session of Ceremony :

For visa requirements and applications, please visit the Singapore Government website at http://www.ica.gov.sg.

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