Welcome to the UMGC Asia 2020 Commencement in Tokyo - April 11, 2020
Each year UMGC Asia celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates and graduate candidates with four commencement ceremonies in the spring. This year's Tokyo ceremony will be held at the New Sanno Hotel at 1:00pm on April 11, 2020.
Students who have graduated in the Summer, Fall, or Winter (MBA only) of the previous year with an associate's degree or higher are automatically eligible for attending this year's commencement. An example of this would be students who graduated in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020 (MBA only) are automatically invited to the Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies.
Students who are graduate candidates for the Spring 2020 Term (meaning they have applied for graduation in their MyUMGC by the February 15th deadline) are also eligible to participate in commencement. If your completion date does not fall within the aforementioned terms (i.e. Summer 2020), please contact email@example.com. RSVP e-mails will be sent to all eligible graduates and will include direct links to the RSVP pages. If you think that you are eligible for commencement but have not received an email from UMGC Asia inviting you to RSVP by March 1, 2020 please contact your local academic advisor or our commencement team.
You can order you commencement regalia through Oak Hall - Please order your regalia at least 3-4 weeks before your ceremony to allow time for shipping. If you would like to order commencement invitations, you can order official UMGC Asia invitations at: https://www.cbgrad.com/. When you enter the ordering portal, you'll see that students need to select "state," "school," and “month” of ceremony to get started. Please choose "Maryland" as the state, "University of Maryland Global Campus Asia" as the school and "April" as the month of the ceremony. Then click on "Get Started."
Information on graduation checklists can be found here: Certificates, Diplomas, and Graduation
Please click the following link for a printable step by step graduation process guide: UMGC Asia Graduation Checklist
In an effort to provide the best commencement possible for our students in mainland Japan, this year's Tokyo ceremony and the congratulatory graduate reception will be held at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit the following link to RSVP for the Tokyo ceremony: RSVP here.
Entering the New Sanno Hotel—Non-SOFA Graduates and Non-SOFA Guests
For non-SOFA graduates, visitors and Japanese Nationals: In order for you and your guests to enter the New Sanno Hotel on Commencement day, please forward the following information to Mr. Robert Andrew Kelly at Commencement-Asia@umuc.edu: Last Name; First Name; Nationality; Gender; Child Age; Sponsor (Graduate); before March 1, 2020. Please note all Non-SOFA guest must present Passport, Japanese Driver’s License or Government Issue Picture ID at the gate.
The New Sanno Hotel is considered a military installation and has special requirements for Non-SOFA and Third-State Nationals to enter the gate. Please use the forms below if you plan to bring Non-SOFA or Third-State Nationals as a guest to the Commencement Ceremony. These forms must be submitted no later than March 1, 2020.
If you are planning to stay in the New Sanno Hotel, where commencement will be held, please sign up when you receive the reservation email that will be sent from our UMGC Office of Student Services. If you have not received an email about reservations by February 28, 2020, contact the Commencement Team. Please do not contact the New Sanno Hotel directly because UMGC has a room block to accommodate graduates and their families. For additional assistance with lodging near where the actual ceremony will take place, please see the following Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/m4GhAAHPQbx.
Schedule of Events:
Please review the documents below for more detailed information on the Tokyo Ceremony:
Due to limited access to an internet ready device, the photographer will be unable to take credit cards at the time the photos are taken, but please feel free to prepay for your photos through PayPal (paypal.me/schoolpix). Students also have the option to bring cash or pay via PayPal (on their smart phone/tablet) on the day of the ceremony. For more information on pricing, please see the order form above. You can complete this form in advance and bring it to the ceremony with you for faster service.
If you have any questions regarding the Tokyo Commencement Ceremony, or the other UMGC Asia Commencements (Korea, Guam, or Okinawa), please e-mail our commencement team.