Frequently Asked Questions for Guests


Ceremony

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

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

To ensure that the ceremony starts on time, guests are requested to 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 doors will be closed after the ceremony has officially started; latecomers will not be allowed to enter the hall then.

Q2. What will the ceremonies be like?

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

Q3. What is the duration of a ceremony?

The official start time for the morning / afternoon / evening ceremonies are 10.00am, 3.00pm and 8.00pm respectively (except for the Main Ceremony which will be held at 11.00am). The duration for each ceremony is about 2 hours, based on an estimated number of 400 graduates in a ceremony.

Q4. Is it free seating for guests?

Upon entering the Hall, ushers will direct the guests to the designated rows of seats for guests. Guest seating inside the Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are required to produce the invitation card for admission to the ceremony. One invitation card admits one guest only.

Q5. What is the attire for guests?

The dress code for guests is shirt and tie.

Q6. Can guests without invitation cards enter the Hall?

No, guests are required to produce the invitation card for admission to the hall. One invitation card admits one guest only.

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 who do not have invitation cards may join the queue for the Viewing Room. Due to the limited seating capacity in the Viewing Room, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, guests may also view the live webcasts of all ceremonies via the Commencement website.

Q7. 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.

Q8. Are children allowed into the Hall for the ceremony?

Out of courtesy to other guests, children below the age of six will not be admitted to the ceremony. Guests with children below six years of age may proceed to join the queue for the Viewing Room where they can watch the live webcast of the ceremony (except for the Main Ceremony where the Viewing Room will not be open). Children in the Viewing Room must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the ceremony. Due to limited seating in the Viewing Room, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Venue

Q1. How to get to the University Cultural Centre?

Information on getting to the University Cultural Centre is available here.

Q2. Where can I park my vehicle?

Guests may park their cars at the Car Park 3 at the University Cultural Centre (UCC). The parking lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the event that the Car Park 3 is full, guests may park their cars at nearby Car Parks such as Car Parks 2, 2A, 2B, 3A, 4, 4A.

For parking information for visitors, please click here.

Q3. Are complimentary parking coupons provided for guests?

No, we regret to inform that we are unable to provide any complimentary parking coupons for guests.

Please click here for parking information for visitors.

Guests with Mobility Challenges

Q1. Is the venue accessible by guests in wheelchair / with physical disabilities?

Guests in wheelchairs / with physical disabilities arriving by taxi or car should alight at the Main Entrance of the University Cultural Centre (UCC).

The UCC ushers will assist and direct these guests to the designated seats for guests with special needs in the UCC Hall.

Q2. Are there special seating areas in the Hall for guests in wheelchairs?

Yes, there are designated seats in the UCC Hall for guests in wheelchairs. The UCC ushers will assist and direct guests in wheelchairs to these designated seats.

Q3. Are wheelchairs provided for guests who have walking difficulties?

No, we regret to inform that we are unable to provide wheelchairs for guests.

Photography / Souvenir

Q1. Where can I buy the photographs of the graduates on stage?

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 the stage photographs?

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

Q3. Where can I buy the ceremonies DVD?

We do not produce DVDs 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.

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