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News Graduation Ceremony March 2021

Graduation Ceremony March 2021

February 5, 2021
Sophia University

∗ We have added some more details to the information we posted on our website of October 30, 2020.
Program of the ceremony(1.91 MB) (added on March 21st, 2021)

Giving due consideration to prevent COVID-19 infection, Sophia University Graduation Ceremony March 2021 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.

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

 Friday, March 26, 2021

(2) VENUE:

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


 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 Sessions >>
Doors open at 8:45 a.m. / Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. / Close at 11:00 a.m.(to be determined)
 •  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 sessions >>
Doors open at 12:00 noon / Ceremony begins at 0:45 p.m. / Close at 2:15 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. The graduates might not be able to enter if they are late for the ceremony.

  • Please confirm the important notice to all graduating students about the Graduation Ceremony March 2021 in Loyola system. ("<Important> Notes for the Graduation Ceremony March2021(155.82 KB)")
  • This year, there will be no invitation letter and admission ticket for graduates. You will need to show your student ID to gain entry on the day.

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

  • We will use every other the seat in Hall A of the Tokyo International Forum and swap seats in the morning and afternoon sessions. The seat will be decided in order of the entry to the hall.
  • The venue is only open to graduates and the ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube for parents and guarantors (the URL will be informed later).
  • 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 watch YouTube at home and join in.
(4) Faculty/Graduate School/ Course Meeting

Date:  Friday, March 26, 2021
Venue:  Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Time:  Morning session group: 1:00 p.m. - / Afternoon session group: 3:45 p.m. -

  • Only graduates are allowed to enter the campus, however, parents and guarantors are not allowed to enter the campus.
  • Each meeting will end differently.
  • For more information about the classrooms, please refer to the announcement on Loyola and the ceremony schedule distributed on the day.
(5) Commencement Service

No event will be held this year.

(6) Prevent infection on this fine day
  • Please wash and disinfect your hands at all times.
  • Please wear a mask at all times and refrain from talking loudly.

<< For the ceremony >>

  • Please be sure to be seated in the seat designated on your ticket, and do not use the empty seat next to you.
  • Make sure to register your seating position, the instruction is on the back of the ticket
  • To avoid congestion, you will be asked to leave the venue in order.
  • Please follow the announcement when you leave the venue.

<< After the ceremony >>

  • In order to avoid congestion, please do not meet or wait your friends in the lobby area. Please leave the lobby as soon as possible without stopping.
  • When using public transportation, please wear a mask and refrain from speaking loudly or talking there.

<< At Yotsuya Campus >>

  • Please enter the campus through the North Gate on the day.
  • Only graduates may enter the campus. You may be asked to present the ceremony program when you enter the campus.
  • Keep a social distance from the people in front of you when standing in line.
  • In order to reduce congestion on campus, we have set a time for leaving the campus.
    Morning ceremony students leave campus by 15:00 and by 17:30 for afternoon ceremony students.

Eating and drinking in large groups, or talking without a mask, greatly increases the risk of infection, so please be careful and act responsibly for your new life after April.

2. [Important Notice] Information on COVID-19

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

For inquiries regarding the ceremony, please contact:
Office of General Affairs
 Phone: 03-3238-3172   E-mail: 
 ∗ If you are replying by email, please write "Graduation Ceremony" in the subject line.