Graduation Ceremony March 2024

You can download the Program here

Sophia University Graduation Ceremony March 2024 will be held as below.

1. The Graduation Ceremony for Undergraduate Faculties, Graduate Programs and Course of Midwifery

(1) DATE:

 Monday, March 25, 2024

(2) VENUE:

 Hall A, Tokyo International Forum (Tokyo International Forum WEBsite)
* It will be held at the same venue for Undergraduate Faculties, Graduate Programs and Course of Midwifery.
* The ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube. The streaming URL are as below.


* There will be two sessions on the day, one in the morning and a second in the afternoon depending on the faculty or graduate schools.

<< Morning Sessions >>
Doors open at 8:45 a.m. / Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. / Close at 11:00 a.m.(to be determined)
・Faculty of Theology
・Faculty of Human Sciences
・Faculty of Law
・Faculty of Foreign Studies
・Faculty of Liberal Arts
・Graduate School of Theology
・Graduate School of Human Sciences
・Graduate School of Law
・Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics
・Graduate School of Global Studies
・Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
・Course of Midwifery

<< Afternoon sessions >>
Doors open at 12:00 noon / Ceremony begins at 0:45 p.m. / Close at 2:15 p.m.(to be determined)
・Faculty of Humanities
・Faculty of Economics
・Faculty of Global Studies
・Faculty of Science and Technology
・Graduate School of Philosophy
・Graduate School of Humanities
・Graduate School of Applied Religious Studies
・Graduate School of Economics
・Graduate School of Science and Technology

(4) Admission Ticket to the Ceremony
For participation in the graduation ceremony, both students and their parents/guarantors need to obtain a QR code-style admission ticket in advance.

The admission ticket will be available from the ticket application site as below.

Click here for the operation manual of the application site
*Please make sure to refer to the manual before proceeding with the application process.
 ● For students
 ● For Parents and Guarantors

Please present the admission ticket (QR code) at the reception for students and parents/guarantors on the day.

Please also check the following notes when applying.
・Parents/guarantors are asked to apply only for those who can definitely participate.
・If you find out that you are unable to participate after obtaining the ticket, please be sure to cancel.
・The admission tickets for graduate students and parents/guarantors are different. The reception on the day will also be at different entrances for students and parents/guarantors, so please bring your own admission ticket when you visit.
・Students and parents/guarantors will be seated in different areas. Please note that you cannot sit in the same area.
・It will be crowded just before the ceremony starts. Please enter the venue 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
・Please note that there are no waiting rooms or lounges at the venue.
※Please be sure to inform your parents/guarantors of the above contents.

2. Faculty/Graduate School Meeting

Date:  Monday, March 25, 2024

Venue:  Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus

To be determin

Those who participated in the morning ceremony, the meeting starts from 12:00 noon.
Those who participated in the Afternoon ceremony: From 15:45 PM”

・Each meeting will end differently.
・For more information about the classrooms, please refer to the announcement on LOYOLA and the ceremony schedule distributed on the day.

3. Commencement Service (in Japanese)

Date and Time: March 25, 2024 (Monday) 14:45-15:30
Location: Main chapel, St. Ignatius Church
Officiant: Father Antonius Firmansyah and other
Assistance: Sophia Choir, Catholic Student Association, Rovers

For inquiries regarding the ceremony, please contact:
Office of General Affairs
 Phone: 03-3238-3172  E-mail: 
 ∗ If you are replying by email, please write “Graduation Ceremony” in the subject line.