SUSS Convocation
Class of 2023

10 - 12 October 2023


Do I need to indicate my attendance for my convocation?

You must register your attendance by 29 August 2023 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.

You will receive a Convocation email with details of the ceremonies. Within the email will be the customised link for you to register and indicate your attendance for the ceremonies. Do note that the customised registration link is meant solely for you and should not be forwarded to anyone.

Is there a Graduate Admission Card?

You will need to show the QR code that you will receive via email after you have 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?

Each graduate will receive 2 invites for their guests to attend the ceremony. The graduate may ballot for one (1) additional invite (if needed) when they RSVP for the ceremony. 

Please indicate the number of guests (maximum 3 guests per graduand) in your registration by 29 August 2023. However, do note that the additional invite request is subject to balloting and not guaranteed. 

Balloting results will be informed via email on 1 September 2023. 

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 graduates and guests who are mobility-challenged (e.g. wheelchair or on crutches)?

For graduates and guests who require special assistance please notify us via email to by 8 September 2023 so that we can make the necessary arrangements for your attendance to the ceremony.

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

Please note that graduates and guests are entering the Grand Hall via different Foyers: Guests will enter via Foyer A while graduates will enter via Foyer B. 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 8 September 2023.

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 10 November 2023.


When can I collect my certificate?

For graduates attending the Convocation ceremony, you will collect your degree certificate after you are presented on stage during the ceremony.

For graduates not attending the ceremony, there will be NO certificate collections during the physical Convocation 2023 Ceremony planned from 10 - 12 October 2023.

The collection dates are from 24 October to 10 November 2023 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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