*Note: Photographs and video footages may be taken by NUS at this event and be used for NUS’ archival, communications and promotional purposes. Photographs, video footages and contact information may also be taken at this event by permitted Staff or vendors who will be carrying NUS-issued identification.

Each attending graduate is allowed to invite up to two (2) guests only. As a courtesy to other guests, we regret that children below the age of 6 years are NOT allowed into the UCC Ho Bee Auditorium. One child is considered as one (1) registered guest.

Graduate MUST register their guests during registration as walk-ins will not be accepted. Graduates can still make changes to their guest lists up until one (1) day before their ceremony (i.e. 24hrs before your ceremony) via myEduRec (Academics > Commencement Registration).


Dress Code

The Commencement ceremony is a formal, dignified occasion where graduates’ academic achievements at NUS are honoured in front of their family, friends, and the University’s faculty. To accord the respect, 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.


Please arrive at Alice Lee Plaza (ALP) for registration at the stipulated reporting time stated in the email to allow sufficient time to conduct checks.

Graduates and guests are advised to arrive together. Please click here for reporting location.

Please bring the following to facilitate registration:

  1. NRIC (for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) or Passport (for foreigners).
  2. Proof of vaccination status via TraceTogether App or hard-copy certificate.
  3. TraceTogether App or token.
  4. NUS email with seat details and QR code.
*Note: Flowers, bulky bags/items are not allowed in UCC. In addition, bags may be checked for security purposes.

Guests who are Mobility Impaired

Graduates and guests who are mobility impaired may report via UCC Main Entrance. Graduates who had earlier informed Registrar’s Office of their, or their guests’ mobility impairment, would have received an email via their NUS lifelong email with further details on this. Please click here for reporting location.

Guests will be guided by UCC ushers to specifically designated seating sections in the Auditorium.

Guests’ Seat Information

Guests will be seated on first-come-first-served basis. The Auditorium will be open for seating one hour (1hr) before the ceremony start time. Please ensure that all guests in your party are present before entering the Auditorium as no reservation of seats is allowed.

All graduates and guests are to be seated at least 20mins before the ceremony starts.

During the Ceremony

Please ensure that mobile phones are switched off or set to silent mode.

Graduates and guests will be asked to rise for the Academic Procession and National Anthem. Take a seat after the Presiding Officer declares the ceremony open.

As a courtesy to others, please refrain from leaving your seats during the Ceremony 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

Once all graduates have been presented on-stage and upon conclusion of the valedictorian speech (if any):

  1. Please rise for the National Anthem.
  2. Thereafter, please remain standing as the Academic Procession leaves the stage.
  3. Graduates and guests may leave once the Academic Procession has left the Auditorium. Please follow the instructions of the ushers.