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.
The dress code for the event is Shirt and Tie.
Graduates and guests are reminded that NUS Commencement ceremonies are regarded as public events.
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.
Guests are advised to arrive at the University Cultural Center (UCC) at least one hour prior to the official start time of the ceremony.
Information on the venue (e.g. address, directions, parking, etc.) is available here.
Guests are advised to refrain from bringing bulky bags to the event.
Due to security reasons, bags may be checked by Campus Security officers.
Guests with mobility challenges (e.g. in their own wheelchairs, having to use walking sticks or crutches) arriving by taxi or car should alight at the Main Entrance of UCC.
Guests in wheelchairs and their companions will be guided by the UCC ushers to specially designated seating sections in the UCC Hall.
Guests with walking difficulties will also be assisted by the UCC ushers to seats where minimal climbing of stairs is required.
The UCC Hall will be opened for seating one hour before the ceremony start time. Please ensure all members of your party are present before entering the hall as no reservation of seats is allowed.
Invitation cards are required for admission - one card admits one person. Guests with general Guest Invitation Cards should proceed to Door 4 for entry into the UCC Hall. Those holding VIP Invitation Cards should proceed to Door 1 for entry.
To ensure that the ceremony can start on time, all guests are required 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.
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.
As the Commencement ceremony is a solemn event, guests are requested to remain seated throughout the ceremony. During the ceremony, guests should not be moving around in the hall to take photographs so as not to interrupt the flow of graduates going to the stage and returning to their seats. Official photographers are engaged to take close-up stage photographs of graduates. Graduates can order these stage photographs from the official photographer.
After the ceremonial recession, please wait for the Academic Procession and graduates to take their leave before you leave the hall. You are cordially invited to light refreshments at the foyer and to mingle with the graduates.