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Regarding the 2022 Hiroshima University Commencement Ceremony (Graduation Ceremony)

※ The URL of Youtube is described. (March 22, 2023)
Live-Streaming start time:March 23 (Thu) from 10:50

※ The operation bus schedule is described. (March 13, 2023)

※ Handling of masks is described. (March 1, 2023)

※ Page updated (February 2, 2023)

The 2022 Commencement Ceremony (Graduation Ceremony) will be held as follows.

Date and Time:
March 23th, 2023 (Thu) from 11:00

Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park Gymnasium
(67-1 Taguchi, Saijo-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City)
*Click here(link is external) for a map of the area.

Only graduating students and their families

University Representatives:
University Officers, Senior Vice President, Vice President (Student Support), Senior Executive Advisor to the President

Event Schedule:

Opening address
Playing the national anthem
Conferment of the Diploma and Academic Degree
The President's Speech
Farewell Speech by a Student Representative
Acknowledgment Speech by a Graduate Representative
Student awards
Playing Aogeba Totoshi
Playing Hiroshima University Song
Closing address

・The state of the ceremony will be delivered live on Youtube in real time.
   Live-Streaming start time:March 23 (Thu) from 10:50

・The signboard for commemorative photographs will be placed in front of the venue.
・(For graduate students who will have Bachelor's degree, master's degree, or professional degree)
    Degrees will be conferred by each faculty and graduate school. For details, please refer to the notices from the student support office.
・(For graduate students who will have Doctoral degree students)
    Degrees will be conferred by HU's President at the same venue after the commencement ceremony.
・Inquires about conferring degree by each faculty and graduate school, please ask the student support office.

Handling of masks at Commencement Ceremony (Graduation Ceremony)

●Graduating students, faculty and staff are kindly requested to remove their masks during the Commencement Ceremony, including the entrance and exit, conferment of the diploma and academic degree, and the farewell and acknowledgment speeches etc.

●Families are kindly requested to wear masks during the Graduation Ceremony.


1.Access to Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park

●About 900 cars can be parked at Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park Gymnasium. (There is a room to park every year.)
   Temporary buses are crowded, please consider coming to the venue by car.
● About temporary bus stop in Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus, please click here.
● The schedule of the temporary bus service to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park is as follows.

  From Higashi-Hiroshima Campus
Schedule of the temporary bus service Boarding from Daigaku-Kaikanmae Bus Stop.
Service starts at 9:10 a.m. 
Time required Approx. 10 to 30 minutes
(The time required varies depending on the traffic conditions.)
Fare Free of charge (nonstop to the venue)  【Bus schedule
《Reference》From Hiroshima City  JR Hiroshima Station →  JR Saijo Station (Local) Time required: About 35 minutes、Fare: 590 yen
 JR Saijo Station → Daigaku-Kaikan Mae (Bus Stop on the Higashi-Hiroshima Campus) Time required: About 20 minutes、Fare: 290 yen

※1 The venue and the roads around the venue are expected to be crowded from one hour before the commencement of the ceremony. In particular, since it will take some time to go by bus from the Daigaku-Kaikanmae bus stop at the Higashi-Hiroshima campus to the venue due to the congestion of the surrounding roads (It may take 30 minutes to get on), please allow enough time to reach the venue.
※2 There is no temporary bus service from JR Saijo Station and JR Higashi-Hiroshima Station (bullet train). Please take regular bus service.
(Reference) JR Higashi-Hiroshima Station (bullet train)→Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park Time required: About 10 minutes、Fare: 200 yen 【Bus schedule
JR Saijyo Station→Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park  Time required: About 20 minutes、Fare: 330 yen 【Bus schedule
※3 After the entrance ceremony (around noon), temporary bus services will be available from the venue to Daigaku-Kaikanmae bus stop.
There is no bus from Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park to Saijo Station. Please take the bus from the Sanjyo-bara bus stop or consider the route of Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park→Daigaku-Kaikanmae → JR Saijo Station.
The schedule of regular bus services from Daigaku-Kaikan Mae Bus Stop to JR Saijo Station, please click here. (link is external)

2.About the Precautions for measures against the COVID-19 infection

●To graduating students and their families
・If you have a cold symptom such as fever, please refrain from visiting the venue or the campus.
・Please take measures to prevent infection such as wearing a mask when visiting the ceremony venue and campus.

●To HU students
・we request you to kindly refrain from coming to the venue.

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


Hiroshima University, General Affairs Group

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