AY 2021 Commencement Ceremony held
The University of Tokyo AY 2021 Commencement Ceremony was held at Yasuda Auditorium on Friday, March 25, 2022.
The ceremony was held two times while taking measures to prevent COVID-19 infection; the 1st instance started at 9:00, while the 2nd instance started at 11:15.
Followed by the University of Tokyo Orchestra’s performance of “Divertimento in D major, K. 136” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the ceremonies began as the president, the executive vice presidents, deans of the Faculties and special guest Mr. MUNEOKA Shoji, chairman of the UTokyo Alumni Association, ascended to the stage in their academic gowns.
President Fujii awarded diplomas to the graduates representing each Faculty, and gave a baccalaureate address to the graduates. Mr. Muneoka then gave a congratulatory address to the graduates, and the representative graduate (1st instance: Ms. SATO Tamao from the College of Arts and Sciences, 2nd instance: Ms. TANIGUCHI Hiroka from the Faculty of Agriculture) made a speech in reply on behalf of the entire graduating class, after which the ceremony was concluded.
Livestreams 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 Fujii's speech for the ceremony is available for viewing online here.