Q1. Who can attend TUJ's June 2020 Graduation Ceremony?

Students eligible to participate in the June 2020 Graduation Ceremony must belong to one of the following student cohorts.

  • Students who completed all coursework in August 2019 or January 2020 and have received their diploma.
  • Students who will be completing all remaining coursework in Spring 2020 and who applied to graduate in May 2020.

Q2. I am eligible for graduation. When and where does the ceremony take place?

The ceremony takes place at Hitomi Memorial Hall, Showa Women's University. The registration desk on the 1st floor opens at 12:00 noon. All graduates please arrive no later than 12:30. The ceremony starts at 14:30 (see timetable).

Please enter the campus from the main gate of Showa Women's University. No access is allowed from the west gate, adjacent to Temple University, Japan Campus.

The reception will be held at TUJ from 16:30 immediately following the ceremony. It is approximately a 5-minute walk to TUJ from Hitomi Memorial Hall.

Q3. What do I wear?

You are required to wear academic regalia (a cap, gown and *hood). The vendor, Yanks, offered special price for TUJ. For more details, please refer to the regalia purchase information.
(*Hoods are not available for A.A. graduates)

Q4. Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?

(For May 2020 graduates)
No. The President will formally confer the degrees at the ceremony and you will be receiving a diploma case on stage. Later via email you will receive instructions for downloading, printing, and ordering a printed copy of the diploma.

Q5. How long does the ceremony last?

The general graduation ceremony is approximately two hours (14:30-16:30). See the timetable here.

Q6. Do I need admission ticket? May I bring guests?

There is no admission ticket. However, an eligible graduate must have received an official invitation via TUmail from TUJ and registered online. There is no limit on the number of guests for the ceremony, but we ask graduates to limit the number of guests at the reception to two individuals in addition to themselves. Seating at the ceremony is available on a first-come-first-serve basis for guests.

Q7. What time can my guests arrive?

Guests can arrive any time after 12:00. But the ceremony will not begin until 14:30. You might encourage guests to have lunch before coming to the hall.

Q8. Are there any individual School/College graduation ceremonies?

There will be no separate ceremony for individual school/college at TUJ. Please ask your program coordinator for other related events. Note that there will be a reception from 16:30 immediately following the ceremony.


Graduation Ceremony

The TUJ 2020 Graduation Ceremony will be held at Hitomi Memorial Hall on the campus of Showa Women's University.


Hitomi Memorial Hall
1-7-57 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Maps & directions to the Hall ホールへのアクセスと交通案内


The reception will be held at Temple University, Japan Campus.


Temple University, Japan Campus
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Maps & directions to TUJ TUJへのアクセスと交通案内