Note: 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.


Dress Code

The dress code for the event is "shirt and tie".

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 from 17 June 2021 onwards.


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

Information on the event venues (e.g. address, directions, parking, etc.) is available here.

All graduates and guests are to report to the registration counters (located at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM)) by the stipulated time as stated in the email to the graduates and do the following:

  • Check your temperature and perform SafeEntry check-in using Trace Together app or token prior to entry.
  • Submit your health declaration via the NUS Visitor Registration System.
  • Provide your NRIC/Passport and proof of a valid negative result for COVID-19 Pre-event Test or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for verification.  For COVID-19 vaccination, please note that the second dose MUST be taken at least 2 weeks before the assigned ceremony(s).

Graduates and guests who have passed all checks will be given a sticker. They can then proceed to the University Cultural Centre (UCC).

Do NOT bring bulky bags/items to the event as there is no storage facilities. Please note that bags may be checked by NUS Campus Security for security purposes. No flowers are allowed.

Guests with Mobility Challenges

Guests with mobility challenges (e.g. in wheelchairs, having to use walking sticks or crutches) arriving by taxi or car should alight at the Main Entrance of UCC.

Guests in wheelchairs 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.

Seating Information

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.

All graduates and guests are required to be seated in the UCC Hall at least 20 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, or any subsequent ceremonies.

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

Graduates and guests are to remain in their assigned seats (except for graduates when they are being presented on stage) and refrain from leaving the hall during the ceremony.

Out of courtesy to other guests, children below the age of six will not be admitted to the ceremony.

During the Ceremony

As part of the safe management measures, guests are requested to remain seated throughout the ceremony and must not leave their seats to take photographs.

Official photographers are engaged to take close-up stage photographs of graduates. Details on how graduates can order these stage photographs from the official photographer will be updated in due course.

End of Ceremony

After the ceremonial recession, please wait for the Academic Procession to take their leave before you leave the hall.

Please take a seat and wait for instructions to leave the UCC Hall in an orderly manner.

You will be directed to leave the hall by zones in accordance with the staggered exit instructions from the ushers. All attendees are reminded to observe safe distancing and avoid congregating in the UCC Hall or foyer.

All graduates and guests, who are planning to take photos on the other parts of the campus, are to adhere to the following safe management measures:

  • Wearing of masks at all times.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 1m between individuals at all time.
  • Keep the group size to a maximum of 8 persons.