Date of activity: March 23, 2017
The University of Tokyo AY 2016 Spring Graduate Commencement was held at Yasuda Auditorium on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.
The ceremony for students from the Graduate Schools in the humanities disciplines started at 9:10, while the ceremony for those from the Graduate Schools in the science disciplines started at 11:25.
Followed by the University of Tokyo Orchestra’s performance of the first movement of Symphony No. 29 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the ceremonies began as the president, the executive vice presidents, deans of the Graduate Schools and directors of the Institutes ascended to the stage in their academic gowns.
The ceremonies opened with President Gonokami awarding diplomas to graduates representative of each Graduate School. President Gonokami then gave a speech to the audience, and two representative graduates (Ms. Mariko Kubo from a Doctoral degree program of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology in the first ceremony and Mr. Hiroki Arazoe from a Doctoral degree program of the Graduate School of Engineering in the second ceremony) made addresses in reply on behalf of the entire graduating class, after which the ceremonies were concluded.