AY 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony Held
The University of Tokyo AY 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony was held at Yasuda Auditorium on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020.
The ceremony started at 10:00 only with graduates representing each Faculty, in order to minimize risk of infection of the novel coronavirus.
With the attendance of President Gonokami, executive vice presidents and deans of the Faculties on the stage in their academic gowns, the ceremony began.
President Gonokami awarded diplomas to two of the representative graduates (Mr. Miyoshi Akira from the Faculty of Law, and Ms. Zheng Yi from the Faculty of Medicine). President Gonokami then gave a speech to the graduates, and the two representative graduates made addresses in reply on behalf of the entire graduating class, after which the ceremony was concluded.
Live streams of the ceremony were provided, and watched by many graduates and their families who were unable to attend the ceremonies, as well as the general public.
A translated version of President Gonokami's speech for the ceremony is available for viewing online here.