SUSS Convocation
Class of 2022

5 - 7 October 2022


Do I need to indicate my attendance for my convocation?

Yes, you must register your attendance by 31 August 2022 in order to attend the Convocation. If you did not register, you will not be allowed to attend the Convocation. Late registrations after the closing date will not be accepted. We seek your understanding as the information is needed for session planning.

Is there a Graduate Admission Card?

First you will need to show the QR code that you will receive once you completed your online registration for attendance.

Show the QR code at the registration point on the day of ceremony so you can:

  • Get the Admission Card for proof of entry.
  • Be given your seat number that will be pasted on your card.
  • Show your Admission Card to the usher for checking when lining up at the side of aisle for the presentation of graduates on stage.

I have misplaced my Graduate Admission Card, what should I do?

On the day of the ceremony, please obtain a replacement card at the registration counter allocated for your seating zone during the registration of attendance.

How can my guests (parents, family, friends, etc.) attend the ceremony?

Please indicate the number of guests (maximum 2 guests per graduand) in your registration by 31 August 2022.

Can I request for more than 2 guest tickets?

As SUSS is taking measured steps towards having physical events on campus, we would like to adhere to having a maximum of 2 guests per graduate for better crowd control. We hope for your understanding on this. 

The convocation will be broadcasted live so that your family and friends who cannot attend the convocation in person can still view the ceremony proceedings online to celebrate your achievements. The details of the live streaming will be available nearer the date of the event, so that you can share them with your family and friends.

Are there special seating arrangements for guests (e.g. wheelchair or on crutches)?

Yes, guests who are wheelchair-bound or on crutches will be given designated seats. For planning purposes, please notify us via email to by 5 September 2022.

What if my parents/ guests do not arrive after I have entered the hall?

Guests are likely to enter from a separate entrance/ foyer, hence do ensure that your guests have their Guest Admission Cards* ready for admission to the Hall. 

*Guest Admission Cards will be given out when you are collecting your academic regalia at Serangoon Broadway.


Can guests take photos/videos during the ceremony?

Yes, guests may take photographs/videos from their seats. They must not leave their seats to avoid obstructing to the movement of the graduates as they move up to the stage and back to their seats. An official photographer has been engaged to take a photo of the graduate being presented on stage.

What is the age limit for admission of children into the hall?

Children below 6 will not be allowed to enter the hall and we appeal for your understanding not to bring them to the campus.

What is the dress code?

Since this is a formal ceremony, we encourage all guests to be dressed appropriately for the occasion and avoid singlets, shorts, bermudas, slippers and sandals.  

Can I change my session?

Graduates will be assigned a specific session and some programmes may be spread over several sessions. Graduates are to attend the assigned session and changing/swapping of sessions will not be allowed.

If I require special assistance, what should I do?

Please email to with requirements as special seating arrangements will have to be made by 5 September 2022.

How long is each ceremony session?

We will keep to about 90 minutes per session.

Do I have to wear the Academic Regalia?

Wearing the Academic Regalia is compulsory for all graduates receiving their degree scrolls at the ceremony.

Can I rent my Academic Regalia from other studios?

The Academic Regalia for rental are customised for the Singapore University of Social Sciences. We have appointed Serangoon Broadway Studio as our official gown management studio.

What are the rental rates?

Please refer to Graduate's Guide for more information on Academic Regalia.


If I am not attending the Convocation, can I still rent the academic regalia?

If you are not attending the ceremony, you may rent your academic regalia from Serangoon Broadway the following month after the ceremony i.e from 5 November 2022.


What are the COVID-19 safe management measures during the Convocation?

Protecting the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff  and guests remains the University's top priority. Vaccination Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) will be implemented to ensure the health and safety of all participants.

A) Things to take note before ceremony day

Ensure that you have:

  • Registered for the event (both graduates and guests) and placed order for your Academic Regalia (graduates) via the SUSS Graduation Portal by 31 August 2022.

Do refer to the e-Circular sent to your SUSS MyMail address or personal email address registered with the University on 22 August 2022.

B) Vaccination status

Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) are applicable for Convocation 2022. All attendees must be fully vaccinated OR have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days of the event date OR have been certified to be medically ineligible for all vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme.

Verification of vaccination status is based on the TraceTogether app, HealthHub or TraceTogether token only. As part of VDS, all attendees are required to check-in with their TraceTogether App or token before entering the Grand Hall. Only attendees with the following statuses on their TraceTogether app or token will be allowed into the Hall:


Graduates and guests who are not feeling well must not attend the ceremony. We seek everyone’s cooperation to exercise social responsibility and follow the appropriate health protocols should you feel unwell, including resting at home or visiting your primary care physicians if you need any medical attention.

In line with the government’s announcement on 24 August 2022, mask wearing will be optional for Convocation 2022, an indoor event to be held from 5 – 7 October 2022.  

There will be no handshakes or other forms of physical contact on-stage during the presentation of graduates.

SUSS has the rights to reject any individuals who fails to comply the safe management measures.

C) SafeEntry check-in using TraceTogether token or TraceTogether app

All attendees must perform SafeEntry check-in using TraceTogether token or TraceTogether app before they are allowed entry into the event area.

Safe Entry

Graduates and their guests are to install and set up TraceTogether App in each individual’s handphone in advance. Alternatively, the TraceTogether Token can be used for entry into the event area. 

TraceTogether Tokens can be collected at designated locations as listed by the Singapore authorities. Please refer to for the designated locations.

Are children subject to VDS?

Children aged 6 – 12 years old are not subject to Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS). However, if you intend to bring your child(ren) aged 6 – 12 years old, you are strongly encouraged to get him/her vaccinated (if medically eligible) as the focus is to ensure that children are well protected by vaccination. Children below the age of 6 are not allowed into the Hall. 

Please note that children aged 13 years and above are subjected to the same VDS as adults.

You may be asked to provide proof-of-age for the child(ren), which can be in the form of birth certificate, passport, or other official identification document with their date of birth stated.


What if I am tested positive through ART?

If a graduate or his/her guest is feeling unwell, please take an ART test. If tested positive for COVID-19, please take note that the person/s will not be allowed to attend the Convocation.

I was vaccinated overseas, can I still attend?

If a graduate or his/her guest(s) was vaccinated overseas, please refer to the prevailing guidelines to get the vaccination recognised

Would the Convocation ceremony proceed as planned in the event that the community transmission rates were to increase in the period leading up to the Convocation ceremony?

Protecting the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and guests remain the University's top priority. The in-person Convocation Ceremonies will proceed only if it is safe to do so, and in compliance with the prevailing COVID-19 public health measures and Government regulations.

When can I collect my certificate?

For graduates attending the Convocation ceremony, collection of certificates will be at the registration counter on the actual day.

For graduates not attending the ceremony, there will be NO certificate collections during the physical Convocation 2022 Ceremony planned from 5 - 7 October 2022.

The collection dates are from 26 October to 14 November 2022 at the Student Service counter located at Block C, Level 1. The opening hours are from 830am to 530pm (Monday to Friday).

Please look out for more information from, Student Portal and Student Services Telegram Channel (@StudentServicesSUSS) at a later date regarding collection of certificates for non-attendees.

If you are authorising someone to collect on your behalf, please complete the authorisation form and advise authorised person to bring along the form and other required documents.


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