Entrance Ceremony April 2022 (Updated on March 15)

※Update 15 March: information on precautions for entering the campus, operating hours of on-campus facilities, etc. has been added to the information provided on 7 March on this website.

February 2, 2022
Sophia University

Giving due consideration to prevent COVID – 19, Sophia University Entrance Ceremony April 2022 will be held as below.

If the future situation changes enough to affect the holding of the ceremony, we will notify that on the flowing web page [Important Notice] Information on COVID-19 shown in “2. ” below and via e-mail for new students. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

1. The Entrance Ceremony for Undergraduate Faculties, Graduate Programs and Course of Midwifery
(1) DATE

 Friday, April 1, 2022


 Hall A, Tokyo International Forum (Tokyo International Forum WEBsite)
It will be held at the same venue for Undergraduate Faculties, Graduate Programs and Course of Midwifery.

*Admission of parents/guarantors to the venue.
If parents or guardians wish to attend the ceremony, Sophia University has decided that only one parent or guardian will be admitted in addition to the new student him/herself. Please come prepared with the following admission ticket.

We ask for your understanding and cooperation in the numerous measures in place to prevent infection. As the ceremony will also be livestreamed on YouTube, please consider attending online if you are worried about the risk of infection. (Updated on March 10)

(3) Admission tickets for the ceremony

In order to enter the venue on the day of the event, you will need to present your printed admission ticket.

For the URL of the ticketing website, please refer to the “Information website for new students”, which is provided during the enrolment procedure. Registration and ticketing will be possible from Monday 7 March. (Updated on March 10)


 There will be two sessions on the day, one in the morning and a second in the afternoon depending on the faculty or graduate program.

<< Morning Session >>
Doors open at 08:45 a.m. / Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. / Close at 10:30 a.m.
・Faculty of Humanities
・Faculty of Economics
・Faculty of Global Studies
・Faculty of Science and Technology
・Graduate School of Humanities
・Graduate School of Applied Religious Studies
・Graduate School of Economics
・Graduate School of Science and Technology

<< Afternoon Session >>
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. / Ceremony begins at 0:15 p.m. / Close at 1:15 p.m.(to be determined)
・Faculty of Theology
・Faculty of Human Sciences
・Faculty of Law
・Faculty of Foreign Studies
・Faculty of Liberal Arts
・Graduate School of Theology
・Graduate School of Human Sciences
・Graduate School of Law
・Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics
・Graduate School of Global Studies
・Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
・Course of Midwifery

∗ Once the ceremony begins, there will be a period of time when you will not be allowed to enter due to the progress of the ceremony. New students might not be able to enter if they are late for the ceremony.

Guidelines for the Entrance Ceremony (to avoid the spread of COVID-19)

  • The ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube for parents and guarantors. For the URL of YouTube, please refer to the “Information website for new students”
  • The seat will be decided in order of the entry.
  • The venue will be crowded just before the opening ceremony starts. We ask for your cooperation in entering the venue at least 15 minutes before the opening ceremony. (Updated on March 15)
  • There are no waiting room or space for accompanying people in the Tokyo International Forum.
  • Kindly understand that it’ll be required to measure the body temperature, sanitize your hands at the entrance and to keep a mask on.
  • Those who have fever or cold-like symptoms cannot enter the hall.
  • If you are not comfortable attending the ceremony considering Covid-19 risk, please do not force yourself to participate, but rather watch YouTube at home and join in.


(5) Schedule after the ceremony

【Faculty Meeting】will be held on Yotsuya Campus after the ceremony.

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Venue: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
◆(Faculty)Morning Session group: 11:30 a.m. ~
◆(Faculty)Afternoon Session group: 2:15 p.m.~

※For more information about Graduate School/Course of Midwifery Meeting, please refer to the program of the ceremony distributed on the day.

(Updated on March 15)
■On the day of the entrance ceremony, we ask for your cooperation in avoiding congestion on campus, and ask that people other than those involved in the entrance ceremony not enter the campus.

■Please be sure to leave the campus by 2:30 p.m. for new students in the morning session and by 5:00 p.m. for new students in the afternoon session.

■Parents and guarantors are requested to keep their stay on campus as short as possible.

(6) Entrance day Thanksgiving Mass

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Venue:Main Chapel, St Ignatius Church
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Number of applications received: 100 (on a first-come, first-served basis)
Eligible people: New students only
For more information on how to apply, please visit the information website for new students.

(7) Hours of operation of each on-campus facility (Updated on March 15)

・Cafeterias (Building No. 2 5th floor cafeteria, Subway, Building No. 6 S Café, Building No. 9 9 Café, Building No. 11 Lounge, Hoffman Hall Tokyo Halal Deli & Café): 11:00 – 14:00

・7-Eleven Convenience Store, Bldg. 12: 9:00-17:00

・Kinokuniya Bookstore and Patina Sports in Bldg. 2: 10:00-18:00

2. [Important Notice] Information on COVID-19

∗ This page will be updated as needed, so please check back for the latest information.

【To “avoid or prevent infection” on this fine day】(Updated on March 15)

・Please wash and disinfect hands at all times.
・Please wear a non-woven mask at all times and refrain from loud conversations.

<< For the ceremony>>
・Be sure to be seated in the designated seat indicated on your ticket.
・To avoid congestion, you will be asked to leave the venue in order, please follow the announcement.

<< When moving from the exit to Yotsuya Campus after the ceremony >>
・Meeting in the lobby when exiting is prohibited to avoid crowding. Please do not stop in the middle and exit the building promptly.
・When using public transportation, please wear a mask and refrain from loud voices and chattering there.

<< At Yotsuya Campus>>
・On the day of the event, please enter the campus through the North Gate.
・Graduates/completion students themselves and their parents/guarantors will be allowed to enter the campus on the day.
・When standing in line, please keep a safe distance from the person in front of you at all times on campus.
・In order to reduce congestion on campus participants in the morning ceremony should leave the campus by 3:00 p.m., and participants in the afternoon ceremony by 5:30 p.m.
・Eating and drinking in large groups and talking without a non-woven mask greatly increases the risk of infection; please be careful and act responsibly so as not to interfere with your new life after April.

For further information regarding to the Ceremony, please contact:
Office of General Affairs
Phone:03-3238-3172 E-mail: soumu_kouenkai-co@sophia.ac.jp 
∗ If you are replying by email, please write “Entrance Ceremony” in the subject line.

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