Convocation

9 - 11 October 2019

Graduates' Guide

Register your attendance online before you proceed to order and collect your Academic Regalia.

Academic Regalia Order

Please place your Academic Regalia order with Serangoon Broadway Studio via the registration portal by 8 September 2019.

School Colours

S R Nathan School of Human Development – Yellow



School of Business – Blue



School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences – Purple



School of Law – Orange


School of Science and Technology – Green

PhD - Gold



Rental and Collection of Academic Regalia (Strictly by appointment)

Serangoon Broadway Studio
1365 Serangoon Road Singapore 328244

Date: 12 September – 3 October 2019
Time: 10.00am to 9.00pm
Important Note: The studio is closed on Mondays.


Rental Fee for Convocation Gown: S$30 (Cash / NETs)
Deposit (Refundable): S$150 (Cash / NETs)

All graduands are required to collect their Academic Regalia at Serangoon Broadway Studio, located at 1365 Serangoon Road Singapore 328244.

Please make payment by cash or NETS for the Academic Regalia rental fees, deposit and guest tickets at the time of collection of your Academic Regalia. Please do not send payment to SUSS, or make payment at SUSS. The deposit will be refunded upon your return of the Academic Regalia in good condition.

The term "good condition" refers to no cuttings/alterations of any kind, burns, tears, rips in fabric, holes on velvet and satin, discolouration, damaged or missing buttons, scotch-tape marks, irremovable stains. No alterations are allowed.

For the trencher, "good condition" refers to no missing button/tassel on trencher, irremovable stains, scotch-tape marks or any other forms of damage to the trencher.

If you are not participating in the Convocation, and would like to rent the Academic Regalia, you may contact Alumni Relations Department +65 6248 9215 or YWx1bW5pQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn after the Convocation.

Getting to Serangoon Broadway

Please click here for the location map of the studio.

Enquiries

Please contact Serangoon Broadway Studio at +65 6293 3998 if you have any enquiries.

Withdrawal

If you would like to withdraw your attendance due to unforeseen circumstances, please email us a written notice of withdrawal by 30 September 2019 (Monday). Please include your full name, PI number, programme, contact number and subject header "Withdrawal of Attendance" in your email to Ms Leanne Tan or Ms Amelia Yeo at Y2NkZXZlbnRzQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn.

Please retain your guest admission cards in exchange for a full refund. Note that no refund will be made if the withdrawal is received after the above stipulated date.

Before you begin, please check the Sessions of Presentations to find out the date/time of the ceremony for the presentation of your degree. If you intend to attend the Convocation ceremony, the following instructions will be helpful as you prepare for the occasion. Wherever applicable, please advise your guests accordingly.

  • STEP 1:
    Register your attendance with your graduate admission cards at Foyer B of The Grand Hall, SUSS, Block A, Level 4, at the following timings:
    - Sessions 1, 3 and 5: 7.30am - 8.30am
    - Sessions 2 and 4: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

    At the registration kiosk, scan one of your graduate admission cards for your seat number. Please retain both cards as you will need to produce them when you are going on stage.

  • STEP 2:
    Proceed to the designated robing rooms (SR A.4.06 and LT A.4.07A) to put on your Academic Regalia.

  • STEP 3:
    Be seated at your allocated seat with your two graduate admission cards for a briefing by the following timings:
    - Sessions 1, 3 and 5: 8.45am
    - Sessions 2 and 4: 1.45pm
    Note: Graduates who are not seated for the briefing will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.

  • STEP 4:
    Remain in your allocated seat after the briefing for a roll call of your attendance.

  • STEP 5:
    Carry your two graduate admission cards with you at all times as your name will be read from the card during the Convocation.
    Note: Please do not bend or fold your graduate admission cards to avoid any damage to the barcode.

Guest Admission

Your guests must produce their adult/child admission cards for admittance to the Convocation. It is free seating for guests. Guests are to be seated by 9.15am (Sessions 1, 3 and 5) and 2.15pm (Sessions 2 and 4).

Dress Code

The wearing of the Academic Regalia is compulsory for all graduates receiving certificates at the ceremony. The University will exclude from the ceremony any graduate who is not appropriately dressed for this formal occasion.

As it is a formal ceremony, please ensure that your attire befits the occasion.

All graduates are to observe the following dress code: 

  • For Gentlemen: long-sleeved shirt with collar, a tie and dark-coloured long pants with dress shoes.
  • For Ladies: long-sleeved shirt or blouse with collar, dark-coloured long pants or knee-length skirt with court shoes. It is not advisable to wear mini-skirts. For safety reasons, ladies are advised to wear shoes with comfortable heels.
  • No casual pants/jeans, t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, bermudas.
  • No slippers, sneakers, canvas shoes, sports shoes, sandals.
  • Please make arrangement to obtain your regalia in advance in order to have time to iron the gown prior to the ceremony.
  • We strongly encourage you to iron your regalia for a smart and presentable look and for better effect on the photos taken on that day.
  • Selfies and wefies are not permitted when graduates go on stage to collect their certificates.
  • The Graduation attire must be worn as provided. Embellishment or variation to the attire are not allowed. Non-compliance may result in the graduates not being allowed on stage to receive their certificates.
  • Proper decorum must be observed throughout the ceremony. Graduates should refrain from stunts and other inappropriate behaviour at the ceremony

Note: The Academic Regalia generally look good with a white shirt/blouse.

Convocation Procedure

  1. The Academic Procession will enter the hall at 9.30am (Sessions 1, 3 and 5) / 2.30pm (Sessions 2 and 4).
  2. During the presentation of degree certificates, an usher will direct you and other graduands seated in the same row to line up at the side aisle.
  3. While you line up at the side aisle, please pass your first graduate admission card to the floor usher before approaching the stage.
  4. On stage, please submit your second graduate admission card to the Card Marshal. The Dean will then read out your name from the card.
  5. When the Dean reads out your name, please move forward and shake hands with the Presiding Officer of SUSS.
  6. After receiving your folder, please pose for a photograph before proceeding down the staircase at the opposite side of the stage to return to your seats. Along your way back, you will be collecting your degree certificate at a table along the side aisle.
  7. At the end of the Convocation, graduates and the audience will stand while the Academic Procession exits from the hall.

Collection of Convocation Gift

Each graduate will be entitled to a special gift from SUSS. Please refer to details below for collection.

Date & Time *9 & 10 Oct 2019 (9.30am to 5.30pm), 11 Oct 2019 (9.30am to 2.00pm)

* Bear collection will not be available when the Convocation Ceremony is in session.

VenueSingapore University of Social Sciences, Block A, Level 2, SR A.2.17C

Return of Academic Regalia

Serangoon Broadway Studio
1365 Serangoon Road Singapore 328244

Date: 9 - 24 October 2019
Time: 10.00am to 9.00pm
Note: The studio is closed on Mondays.


Please note that if the Academic Regalia is returned after 24 October 2019, the deposit will be forfeited.

The complimentary stage photo will only be available for collection at Serangoon Broadway from 15 October 2019 onwards.

Getting to Serangoon Broadway

Please click here for the location map of the studio.

Enquiries

Please contact Serangoon Broadway Studio at +65 6293 3998 if you have any enquiries.

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