Spring 2023 Graduation Ceremony Information

Regarding the Yamanashi Gakuin University Graduation Ceremony March 2023

It is with great excitement and anticipation that we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our graduates. In honor of the completion of undergraduate studies at Yamanashi Gakuin University/iCLA, we would like to invite you to the Yamanashi Gakuin University graduation ceremony.

This year, in consideration of preventative measures for COVID-19, separate ceremonies will be held in each Faculty and up to two members of the family (parents/guardians) will be allowed to attend the ceremony in-person. Furthermore, waiting rooms will not be available on campus. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.

For friends and family who cannot join us in-person on this day, we will be live-streaming the Graduation Ceremony. The link to view iCLA’s Graduation Ceremony live stream is posted below.

Moreover, please note that if students cannot be present at the ceremony due to unavoidable reasons, the graduation Diploma will be posted to the students’ registered address on our system at a later date.

Yamanashi Gakuin University Graduation Ceremony, March 2023

*All times are listed in Japan Standard Time (JST)

Date March 15, 2023 (Wednesday)

Time From 11:40 am
*For graduates: please arrive at the iCLA Cafeteria by 10:30 am

Venue iCLA Lecture Theater, 2nd floor
*As there are limited spaces in the parking lot please use public transport.
*Graduates and families can enter the ceremony hall from 11:10 am
*Please be seated by 11:30 am
*The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour

Please note that the ceremony may be scaled down or cancelled depending on the infection situation of COVID-19. Any changes will be announced via email, UNIPA, YGU website and iCLA website. Be sure to check the most updated information using the above stated methods.

Live Stream URL

The Graduation Ceremony will be available for online viewing via YouTube Live Streaming.
We hope that family and friends of our graduates can join us online from around Japan and the world!

Access the YouTube Live Stream here: Watch the Live Stream

Information regarding masks at the Graduation Ceremony

In light of the “Basic Policy on Countermeasures to Combat COVID-19” and other government policies, we ask for your cooperation regarding masks at the graduation ceremony as follows.

(1) For graduates, faculty members and staff

You are welcome to remove your mask for the duration of the ceremony.

However, the decision to wear or remove one’s mask is left to the individual discretion of each participant, and the university will not force participants to remove their mask if they wish to or need to wear one for personal reasons.

(2) For family members (parents/guardians)

Family members (parents/guardians) are requested to wear masks and to sit far enough apart so they are not within reach of each other.

However, as of March 13, 2023, per the change in policies in which the wearing of masks is left to the individual discretion of the participants, this does not apply to family members (parents/guardians) who are unable to wear masks due to health or other reasons.

Regarding prevention measures

  • The ceremony hall will be ventilated at all times.
  • Please practice proper coughing etiquette.
  • Please use hand sanitizers and wash your hands.
  • Please take your temperature before coming to the venue (you will not be allowed to enter the ceremony hall if your temperature is higher than 37.5℃)
  • Please refrain from attending the ceremony if you are feeling unwell.

Inquiries (iCLA)
iCLA Administrative Office, Yamanashi Gakuin University
■ E-mail:icla.contact@c2c.ac.jp
■ Website:https://www.ygu.ac.jp/ (Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japanese)
https://www.icla.ygu.ac.jp/en/ (iCLA, English)