Frequently Asked Questions for Guests


Ceremony

Q1. What time must the guests arrive?

In view of the safe management measures, graduates and guests are advised to arrive early on the day of the ceremony to allow sufficient time for all the checks to be completed.

To prevent over-crowding, the reporting time for the attendees is staggered.  Please refer and adhere to the reporting time stated in the email with your ceremony details.

All graduates and guests must report at the registration counters before proceeding to UCC.  Please click here for details.

Please be punctual as the ceremony will start on time and latecomers will not be allowed into the hall.

Q2. What is the duration of a ceremony?

The duration for each ceremony is about 30 - 40 minutes.

Q3. Is it free seating for guests?

As part of the safe management measures, graduates and guests will be assigned seats in various zones, with no more than 50 individuals in each zone.  No intermingling between zones is allowed within the UCC Hall.

Graduates and guests are to remain in their assigned seats and refrain from leaving the hall during the ceremony.

Please present your e-invite (which has your seating information) to the ushers at the main entrance and they will direct you to your assigned seat accordingly.

All graduates and guests are required to be seated in the UCC Hall at least 15 minutes before the ceremony start time.

Please be punctual as the ceremony will start on time and latecomers will not be allowed into the hall.

Q4. What is the attire for guests?

The dress code for guests is shirt and tie.

Q5. Can unregistered guest(s) attend the ceremony?

Due to safe management measures, only registered guests will be considered for attendance at the ceremony.

Q6. Are children allowed into the Hall for the ceremony?

As part of the Safe Management Measures (SMM), all attendees must be fully vaccinated (i.e. received 2nd dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before the ceremony day) or produce a negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result. This applies to children who are attending the ceremony as well.

Venue

Q1. Where are the registration counters located and how to get there?

Please click here for more information.

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?

No, we regret to inform that there is no complimentary parking.

Please click here for parking information.

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).  There is no lift from the basement carpark to the UCC Foyer.

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. My aged grandparents are attending my ceremony.  They have walking difficulties.  Are there special seating areas in the Hall for them?

Yes, we have reserved some rows in the UCC Hall for guests with walking difficulties. The UCC ushers will assist and direct your guests to these seats.

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

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

Photographs / Souvenirs

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. Details on how to order will be updated in due course.

Q2. Are the ceremonies recorded? If yes, where can I buy the videos?

Yes, the ceremonies are recorded. The videos will be available for downloading one month after the last Commencement ceremony at this webpage.

Q3. Where can I purchase souvenirs?

Graduates and guests may purchase souvenirs such as Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 graduation bears and lions online via NUS Co-Op here.

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