2022 University of Tokyo Autumn Semester Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremony held
The University of Tokyo 2022 Autumn Semester Diploma Presentation and Commencement Ceremony was held at Yasuda Auditorium on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
The ceremony was held only with graduates, in order to minimize risk of infection of the novel coronavirus.
The ceremony began at 10:00 a.m. with the University of Tokyo Orchestra's performance. President Fujii Teruo, the executive vice presidents, deans of the Graduate Schools and Faculties and the directors of University Institutes then ascended to the stage in their academic gowns.
Following President Fujii'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. Imamura Yusuke, a Doctoral student from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Mr. Kiyomoto Hikaru from the College of Arts and Sciences) then gave a speech in response to the president's address, after which the ceremony was concluded.
A livestream of the ceremony was provided, and watched by many graduates and their families who were unable to attend the ceremony, as well as the general public.
President Fujii's address, which was given in English, is available for viewing online here.