Celebrating the Class of 2020 Under COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) postponed its 2020 commencement ceremony, originally scheduled June 7, until December. In honoring those graduates who made it through this difficult time towards the end of their studies, TUJ is joining virtual celebrations with Main Campus in Philadelphia.

Digital Recognition Celebrations

TUJ Class of 2020 web page launched

The celebration page is now open with photos from old and new campuses, video messages from program directors, each major’s recognition page, and more.

Digital Diploma

Starting summer 2019 graduates, this new option is in place for students to receive a digital diploma upon their graduation confirmation, following Temple Main Campus’ effort to promote digitalization. Graduates receive an email from a digital credential service Parchment*, and can claim their digital diploma. A physical diploma will also be available.

*Parchment Inc., based in AZ, has provided 8,000+ education institutions, businesses, and other organizations with their digital credential service for more than 30 million transcripts, diplomas or certificates globally, since its foundation in 2003.

Alumni Online Get-Together

On Saturday, June 6, the Tokyo Chapter of Temple University Alumni Association hosted an online get-together around a lunch time in honor of the 2020 Graduating Class to celebrate their accomplishment with the larger TUJ community. Graduating students, staff, faculty and alumni joined the event, interacting via REMO, an online conference platform, and exchanging e-business cards via LinkedIn.

Postponed Commencement 2020: December 11

The graduation ceremony originally scheduled for June 7 has been postponed to Friday, December 11 when it will be held for the first time at Hitomi Hall on Showa Women’s University Campus adjacent to TUJ. Eligible attendees include Fall 2020 graduates as well as those who were supposed to attend the one originally scheduled in June.