Please take note that photographs and video footage may be taken by NUS at this event and be used for NUS' archival, communications and promotional purposes. Photographs, video footage and contact information may also be taken at this event by permitted vendors carrying identification issued by NUS.
Check your lifelong email and/or SMS (Singapore mobile number only) for your seat number.
Graduates are advised to refrain from bringing bulky bags to the event. Due to security reasons, bags may be checked by Campus Security officers.
Graduate Attire – The dress code is "shirt and tie". Ensure that you are properly dressed.
Listing of Graduates – In support of the campus-wide initiative to promote environmental sustainability, the listing of all graduates and awards will be published solely in an electronic format which will be available for the duration of Commencement only. Click here to view the Graduate Listings.
All graduates attending the ceremonies will have to wear the academic dress. You can put on your academic dress at the Graduate Robing Room (UCC Function Room 1) before you proceed to the UCC Hall where the ceremony will be held.
Please note that only graduates wearing the correct academic dress will be presented on stage. If you have borrowed the academic dress from a friend and are not sure whether you are wearing the correct academic dress, please approach the vendor in the Graduate Robing Room for assistance. The Graduate Robing Room is open 1½ hours before the ceremony start time.
If your academic dress was not provided by the official vendor, you may need to purchase the correct item/s to be properly attired for the ceremony.
Seating time for graduates and guests will commence 45 minutes prior to the official start time of each ceremony. Throughout the seating time, a series of specially-prepared videos and congratulatory messages will be screened in the UCC Hall.
To ensure that the ceremony can start on time, graduates and guests are requested to be seated in the UCC Hall at least 20 minutes before the ceremony start time. The doors will be closed after the ceremony has officially started; latecomers will not be allowed to enter the hall then.
Your commencement ceremony is a dignified occasion where your academic achievements at NUS are honoured in front of the University's faculty, as well as your family and friends. We hope that in celebrating your achievements, the following advisory on etiquette in the Hall will be observed to ensure the best possible experience for everyone in attendance.
Respect and consideration for others
When you are presented on stage, please accord due respect to the Presiding Officer when receiving your degree scroll by limiting your contact to a handshake. With the large number of graduates individually presented at each ceremony, any delay in presentation, such as those caused by the taking of "we-fies", would prolong the ceremony for other graduates, families and friends.
It is a happy moment for you and your fellow graduates, so do remember to clap for one another as you jointly celebrate your achievements.
Start of Ceremony
Presentation of Graduates
Collection of Scroll, Transcript, Awards
Ending of Ceremony
All graduates and guests are invited to have light refreshments at the foyer immediately after each ceremony.
The official photographer for this year’s ceremonies is Werkz Photography.
Graduates can order their stage photographs from the Werkz Photography booth at UCC from 11 to 18 July 2019 or order online at:
Login ID: <NUS Student ID> (e.g. A0012345X)
Closing date: 30 November 2019
Softcopies of the photographs are available for download from the same link 3 days after the ceremony.
Instant Off-stage Photograph
An instant off-stage photograph will be taken after graduates walk down from the stage. Graduates will be given a slip to purchase the photograph from the Werkz Photography booth at UCC foyer. Please note that instant photographs will be for sale from 11 to 18 July 2019 only.