2016 University of Tokyo Autumn Semester Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremony Held
Date of activity: September 16, 2016
The 2016 University of Tokyo Autumn Semester Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremony was held at Yasuda Auditorium on Friday, September 16, 2016.
The ceremony began at 10:00 with the University of Tokyo Orchestra's rendition of the first movement of Felix Mendelssohn's "String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major." President Makoto Gonokami, the executive vice presidents, deans of the Faculties and Graduate Schools and the directors of University Institutes then ascended to the stage in their academic gowns. Following President Makoto Gonokami's presentation of diplomas to the students representing the graduating classes of each Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences, the president addressed the audience. The students representing the entire graduating class (Mr. Toshiki Takeuchi from the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies and Mr. Gengxian Shunji Lin from the College of Arts and Sciences) then each gave a speech in response to the president's address, after which the ceremony was concluded.
President Gonokami's speech, which was given in English, is available for viewing online here.