Frequently Asked Questions for Guests


Guest Invitation

Q1. How many guests can I invite?

Each attending graduate may invite up to two (2) guests per ceremony session.

Q2. I am a Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP)/Double Degree Programme (DDP) student. How many guests can I invite?

Each attending graduate may invite up to two (2) guests per ceremony session.

Please note:

  1. For Architecture CDP graduates, as you will be presented both your Master’s and Bachelor’s degree together at the same ceremony, you may invite up two (2) guests only.

    As you register,
    • Under your Master’s degree programme, indicate your attendance as ‘Yes’, and provide your guests details under this degree programme.
    • Under your Bachelor’s degree programme, indicate your attendance as ‘No’.
  2. For all other CDP and DDP graduates, as there is a possibility that both your degrees are presented at different/separate ceremonies (e.g. BIZ and LAW), you may invite up to two (2) guests for each programme that you are attending (e.g. 2 guests to BIZ ceremony, and another 2 guests to LAW ceremony).

  3. *Note: You can only invite up to two (2) guests when both your degrees are presented in the same ceremony. In the event that this happens, we will reach out to you to confirm which guest(s) you would like to bring to your Ceremony.

Q3. Can I invite more guests?

We regret that any requests for additional guests cannot be acceded to in view of venue restrictions.

Q4. I have submitted my guest names during my attendance registration. However, one of them is unable to attend the ceremony. Can i replace with another person to attend my ceremony?

You may amend your registered guest details (i.e., name and/or contact details) up until 1 day (i.e., 24hrs) before your Ceremony.

Should you need any assistance, please email to commencement@nus.edu.sg.

Q5. What is the attire for guests?

The dress code for Commencement is ‘shirt and tie’ (or its equivalent). Guests in inappropriate attire such as slippers/flip-flops may not be permitted to enter the Auditorium.

For graduates, please refer to the dress code here.

Q6. Are children allowed into the Auditorium for the Ceremony?

As a courtesy to other guests, children below the age of 6 years are NOT allowed into the Auditorium.

Children aged 6 – 12 years old can participate in activities that require VDS, and can attend Commencement ceremonies. If you intend to bring your child aged 6 – 12 years old, you are strongly encouraged to get him/her vaccinated (if medically eligible) as the focus is to ensure that children are well protected by vaccination.

Please note that children aged 13 years and above are subjected to the same VDS as adults.

Ceremony

Q1. What time must the guests arrive?

Graduates and guests are advised to arrive early on the day of the Ceremony to allow sufficient time for registration. Graduates and their guests should arrive and register together.

The Auditorium will be open for seating 1 hour before the start of the Ceremony. All graduates and guests are to be seated at least 20 mins before the start of the Ceremony. Latecomers may not be allowed entry into the Auditorium or presented on stage.

Q2. Is it free seating for guests?

Guest seats will be given on first-come-first served basis.

Q3. Can unregistered guest(s) attend the Ceremony?

Due to venue restrictions, only registered guests will be able to attend the Ceremony. No walk-ins are allowed.

Q4. Is there a viewing room?

Due to venue restrictions, we regret there will be no viewing room for this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

Graduates and guests who are not able to physically attend the ceremonies may wish to view the ceremony online and leave their congratulatory messages via live chat!

Venue

Q1. Where are the Registration counters located and how do I get there?

Please click here for more information.

Q2. Where can I park my vehicle?

Parking spaces are limited in/around ALP and UCC. Graduates and guests are strongly advised to come by public transport Should you drive, the nearest carpark is NUS Carpark 3 (NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music/University Cultural Centre). Parking lots are available on first-come-first-served basis.

In the event Carpark 3 is full, guests may park at NUS Carparks 2, 2A, 2B, 3A, 4 and 4A.

Please click here for more information.

Q3. Are complimentary parking coupons provided?

We regret to inform there is no complimentary parking.

Q4. How do my guests get to ALP/UCC if they don’t drive?

Graduates and guests may arrive by bus, taxi or private-hire vehicles. Please click here for more information.

Mobility Impaired Guests

Q1. Is the venue accessible by guests who are wheelchair-bound or are mobility impaired?

Guests in wheelchairs or with mobility impairment, and are arriving by taxi, private-hire vehicles or own personal vehicles, should alight at the Main Entrance of the University Cultural Centre (UCC). There is no lift from NUS Carpark 3 to the UCC Foyer.

UCC ushers will assist the guests to designated seating areas in the Auditorium.

 

Q2. Are there designated seating areas in the Auditorium for guests in wheelchair?

Yes, there are designated seating areas in the Hall. UCC ushers will be on-hand to assist guests to the designated seating areas.

Q3. My aged grandparents are attending my Ceremony and they have walking difficulties. Are there designated seating areas in the Auditorium for them?

Yes, there are designated seating areas in the Auditorium. UCC ushers will be on-hand to assist guests to the designated seating areas.

Q4. Are wheelchairs provided for guests who have walking difficulties?

We regret to inform that we are unable to provide wheelchairs for guests.

Photographs / Souvenirs

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

We have official photographers who will take on-stage and off-stage photographs of graduates. More details will be provided in due course.

Q2. Are the ceremonies recorded? If so, can I purchase the recordings?

The Commencement ceremonies will be live-streamed. From mid-August to December 2022, the ceremonies will be available for playback and downloading. The links will be provided here in due course.

Q3. Where can I purchase souvenirs?

Graduates and guests may purchase souvenirs online via NUS Co-Op here, or at the booths set up at UCC.

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