Graduation Ceremony, March 2023

News March 03, 2023

GLA will hold the first graduation ceremony on March 21, 2023. We hope that all graduating students will attend it. It will be your day, and we look forward to celebrating the beginning of your new endeavors.

 See the following ceremony details. 

1.Ceremony Details 

The university will hold the Commencement Ceremony, followed by the GLA Graduation Ceremony. Graduating students and family members are welcome to attend.

 Ⅰ. RU Commencement Ceremony


10:00-10:40, Tuesday, March 21, 2023


OIC Arena


The ceremony recording will be available on the RU’s official YouTube channel. No live streaming will be available.

 II. GLA Graduation Ceremony


11:10-13:00, Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (End Time Tentative)


G-house 1st floor “R-ing.”

Schedule (tentative)

The following program may change due to further adjustments.







Opening Remarks and Introduction of Attendees


Speech by the Dean of GLA


Speech by the ANU Representative


RU Degree Conferral


ANU BAPA Degree Celebration


Speech from Graduates


Announcement about GLA Alumni Association


Announcement about ANU Alumni Relations


Closing Remarks and Group Photo


Pictures with ANU graduation regalia


Reception – Refreshments provided.


2.Items to be Distributed 

Diploma (1 copy)

Certificate of Graduation (English, 1 copy)

Official Transcript (English, 1 copy)

Graduation Souvenirs 

3.Required Procedures

ALL graduating students must answer the following survey by the following due date.

Due Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 

4.Students Who Will Not Attend

The University will send diplomas and related documents to students who will not attend the ceremonies afterward. The shipping fee will be covered by the University. Diplomas will be sent to the address students provide through the online form indicated in #3. Required Procedures above.

 [Shipping Estimation]

Domestic: Around 1 – 3 days (Hokkaido and outlying islands may take around one week)

International: Around 2 - 3 weeks


[Items to be Shipped]

Diploma (1 copy)

Certificate of Graduation (English, 1 copy)

Official Transcript (English, 1 copy)



Please make sure to bring your Student ID Card. Students must present it to attend ceremonies.

There is no dress code, but please come dressed in formal attire (appropriate for formal ceremonies).

Parents and family members are also welcome to attend the ceremonies. If they come from a country or region not visa-exempted, they must obtain a “short-term stay” visa in advance. Check details at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs WebsiteExternal Link.

* The University does not issue documents to support the visa application. Please present a screenshot of this page as necessary.

Based on the COVID-19 situation, the delivery of the ceremonies may become subject to change. Please check the following website as frequently as possible for updates.

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Students who want 2 or more certificate copies should check the procedure on the following website.

If you need to refund the Co-op deposit, please check the following site (Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023).

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