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Regarding the 2021 Hiroshima University Entrance Ceremony

The 2021 Entrance Ceremony will be held as follows.
This year, the ceremony will be held in two sessions, one for the newly enrolled undergraduate students and one for new graduate students, in response to the novel coronavirus infection.

For the New Undergraduate Students

【Date and Time】
April 3rd, 2021 (Sat) from 11 a.m. (Scheduled to end around noon)

【Venue】
Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park
(Address: 67-1 Taguchi, Saijo-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City)
*Click here for a map of the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park (The link will direct you to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park website)

【Attendees】
New undergraduate students only (*Parents and guardians are not permitted to enter the venue)

【University Representative Speakers】
University officers, Senior Vice President, Vice President (Student Support)

【Event Schedule】
・Opening remarks
・Playing of the national anthem
・Declaration of Admission to Hiroshima University
・The President’s Speech
・Student awards
・Playing of the Hiroshima University Song
・Closing Address

【Notes】
・Please refrain from coming to the venue if you are not a participant.
・The ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube.

For the New Graduate Students

【Date and Time】
April 3rd, 2021 (Sat) from 2 p.m. (Scheduled to end around 3.00 p.m.)

【Venue】
Hiroshima University Satake Memorial Hall (Higashi-Hiroshima campus)
(Address: 1-2-2 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima)

【Attendees】
Only new graduates are allowed to enter the hall (*Parents and guardians are not permitted to enter the venue)

【University Representative Speakers】
Officers, Senior Vice President, Vice President (Student Support)

【Event Schedule】
・Opening remarks
・Playing of the national anthem
・Declaration of Admission to the Graduate School of Hiroshima University
・The President’s Speech
・Student awards
・Playing of the Hiroshima University Song
・Closing Address

【Notes】
・The ceremony will be broadcast live on YouTube.

Notice

1. About coming to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park

* The parking lot at the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park is limited
■If you are coming by car, please park at the temporary parking lot at Higashi-Hiroshima Campus and take the free shuttle bus service to the venue. (You may also park at the normal parking spaces on-campus).

■Special bus services will also be available from JR Saijo Station and Shinkansen Higashi-Hiroshima Station to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park (Requires a fee)
○The schedule of the temporary bus service to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park is as follows.
(* The timetable for the additional bus services will be put on the website in mid-March).

 

  ① From Higashi-Hiroshima Campus ② From JR Saijo Station ③ From Higashi-Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen)
Schedule of the Additional Bus Services

Boarding from Daigaku Kaikan Mae Bus Stop.
Service starts at 8:40 a.m.

Boarding from Saijo-Ekimae Bus Stop.
Service starts at 9:15 a.m.

Boarding from Higashi-Hiroshima-Ekimae Bus Stop.
Service starts at 9:15 a.m.

Time Required About 10-30 minutes
*Travel time will depend on traffic conditions.
About 30 minutes About 10 minutes
Fare Free (nonstop to the venue) 380 yen (nonstop to the venue) 200 yen

From Hiroshima City
(As Reference)

JR Hiroshima Station →  JR Saijo Station (Local) Time Required: About 35 minutes
Fare: 590 yen
JR Saijo Station → Daigaku Kaikan Mae (Bus Stop on Higashi-Hiroshima Campus)

Time Required: About 20 minutes
Fare: 290 yen

* From one hour before the opening ceremony, the Sports Park will become very busy and the roads around the venue will be congested. In particular, it will take time to board the bus at ① Daigaku Kaikan Mae bus stop due to congestion (it may take more than 30 minutes to board the bus), so please arrive well in advance. Parking is not permitted in the vicinity of the venue (including the streets and private property).
* After the ceremony (around noon), extra buses will be available from the venue to take you back: Buses to ① and ② will be available at any time, and a single service to ③ will depart around 12:30 p.m. (tentative).

2. Countermeasures against new coronavirus infections

  • To New Students
    • If you have a fever or any other cold symptoms, please refrain from coming to the ceremony or to the campus.
    • Please wear masks and take other measures to prevent infection when coming to the venue and the campus.
       
  • To the Family Members and current students
    • We would like to ask you to refrain from coming to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park.

* If there is any significant change in the infection status in the future, the method of holding the event may be changed. Thank you for your understanding.

[Inquiries]
Hiroshima University, General Affairs Group

E-mail: soumu*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)


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