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Regarding the 2020-2021 Osaka University Graduation Ceremony

2021-3-24 (Wed) 11:00 -

[Last update: March 12, 2021]

We will adhere to COVID-19 infection prevention measures and hold the 2020-2021 Osaka University Graduation Ceremony as detailed below.

The ceremony will be held in Japanese with no interpretation available.

Participants will be limited to graduating students in order to prevent the spread of infection. In order to attend the graduation ceremony, you must apply in advance. (Those who have not yet made their application should do so as soon as possible via the form linked towards the bottom of this page.)

Any further changes made to the graduation ceremony due to COVID-19 will be posted on this webpage.

Please check it regularly for updated information.

Date & Time

Wednesday, March 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Admission times are specific to your school/graduate school, so we ask that you enter the venue during your assigned time slot.

・Admission times for each school/graduate school can be found here.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, attendees will be admitted to the venue by school/graduate school in several separate groups.

・The three times slots are: 9:00~9:30 / 9:30~10:00 / 10:00~10:30

・A seating map of the venue can can be found here.

・Seats for undergraduate student are located in the arena on B1F and in the 2F and 3F stands.

・Seats for graduate students are located in the 2F and 3F stands.

・We ask that you enter the venue through the entrance closest to your seat and sit as far forward as possible.

[To undergraduate school/graduate school representatives and Kusumoto Award recipients]

Your entrance times, entrance location, and seats will differ from other undergraduate/graduate students. We will be contacting you directly regarding these details.


Osaka–Jo Hall (3-1 Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka)

5 min. walk from Osakajokoen Station on the JR Osaka Loop Line.

5 min. walk from Osaka Business Park Station on the Osaka Metro Nagahori-tsurumiryokuchi Line.

*Attendees in wheelchairs or those who have injuries that cause difficulties in coming to Osaka-Jo Hall and wish to use the parking lot on the south side of the Hall should contact us via the information at the bottom of this page. (All others are not allowed to park at the venue.)

Important Notices Regarding COVID-19

We ask you to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing a mask, observing cough etiquette, disinfecting hands, refraining from loud conversations, observing social distancing, etc.

You may not participate in the ceremony if any of the following statuses apply to you:

  • Those who have had close contact with a COVID-19 patient.
  • Those who have visited countries/regions subject to immigration denial or countries/regions that require a self-isolation period after entry to Japan in the past two weeks.
  • Those who have had close contact with a resident of the above countries/regions in the past two weeks.

Be sure to take your temperature in the morning and refrain from attending the ceremony if you feel sick or have a fever over 37.5℃. Temperature checks will also be conducted at the entrance of the venue. Your admission will be refused if you have a fever over 37.5℃ at that time.

Family and friends are not allowed to enter the ceremony venue. So as to prevent the venue’s surroundings from becoming crowded, refrain from meeting up with your family and friends or taking photos around the venue area.

Installing COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA)

We ask all participants to install COCOA, the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare’s official contact-tracing app, before the graduation ceremony. Bring a device on which COCOA is installed and show the app’s screen at reception.

Be sure to check that the device can be installed on your phone*. Depending on the model/OS, you may not be able to install the app.

If you don’t have a smartphone or you are using an older model, please let us know at reception.

*The app may only be installed on Japanese smartphones and downloaded in Japan. If you do not have a Japanese smartphone, please let us know at reception.

Google Play:

COCOA QR Code (Google Play)

App Store:

COCOA QR Code (App Store)

In order to attend the graduation ceremony, you must apply in advance.

After completing your application, a confirmation email will be delivered to the email address entered on your application. You must print a copy of this email and present it at reception on the day of the graduation ceremony.

Application Form

*Recommended browsers: Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer (Note: You may encounter an error when using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to access this application form.)

You can also apply via the MyHandai App under the "Graduation Ceremony Application Form" tabs. (Listed as  卒業式参加申込 (graduation ceremony for undergraduates) and 学位記授与式参加申込 (graduation ceremony for graduate students) on the app.)

 ‣ If for some reason you do not receive the confirmation email or you are unable to register your information via the application form provided, please present a completed Attendee Card and your student ID card at reception on the day of the graduation ceremony.

Attendee Card [ PDF / Word ]

Participants will be limited to graduating students. We will offer livestreaming on a separate streaming website. A notice with a link to this page has already been sent and posted to KOAN, so be sure to share the link with family and friends who wish to view the event.

*Note: Since we are livestreaming the event, be aware that participants may appear on screen.

Admission times are designated by school/graduate school. Please check the information website regularly for details.

Information regarding the graduation ceremony will be posted to this page. Check it regularly for updated information.

Other Notices

Use public transportation to get to the venue.

Refrain from coming by car. Parking is not available and drivers dropping others off in the vicinity of the venue are a cause of traffic jams.

For access information, please refer to the following page.

Photography inside the venue is not allowed. However, participants may take pictures while seated before, during, and after the ceremony.


General Affairs Section, General Affairs Division, Department of General Affairs

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