Regarding the 2023 Hiroshima University Commencement Ceremony (Graduation Ceremony)

※ The URL of Youtube is described. (March 21, 2024)

※ The operation bus schedule is described. (March 11, 2024)

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony (Graduation Ceremony) will be held as follows.

Date and Time: 
March 23th, 2024 (Sat) 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.

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

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
Singing Aogeba Totoshi
Singing Hiroshima University Song
Closing address

・The state of the ceremony will be delivered live on Youtube in real time.
・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.
 Inquiries about conferring degree by each faculty and graduate school, please ask the student support office.
・Families of graduates can also attend the ceremony.


Access to Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park

・Parking at Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park is limited. Please use public transportations.
・About temporary bus stop in Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus, please click here.
・About the schedule of the temporary bus service to the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park, please see the table.
・If you come by bicycle, please park at the bike parking lot on Higashi-Hiroshima Campus.
(The closest bike parking lot to Daigaku-Kaikanmae bus stop is near the School of Engineering.)
・HU students are kindly refrain from coming to the venue.


① From Higashi-Hiroshima Campus

② From JR Saijo Station

③ From JR Higashi-Hiroshima Station (bullet train)

Schedule of the temporary bus service

Boarding from Daigaku-Kaikanmae Bus Stop.
Service starts at 9:10 a.m. (planned)

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

Boarding from Higashi-Hiroshima-Ekimae Bus Stop.
Service starts at 9:20 a.m. (planned)

Time Required

Approx. 10 to 30 minutes
(The time required varies depending on the traffic conditions.)

Approx. 30 minutes

Approx. 10 minutes


Free of charge (nonstop to the venue)

Bus schedule

380 yen
(nonstop to the venue)
330 yen
(Regular bus service)

Bus schedule

200 yen

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 entrance 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 After the commencement ceremony (around noon), temporary bus services will be available from the venue to Daigaku-Kaikanmae bus stop ,  JR Saijo Station and  JR Higashi-Hiroshima Station.
※3The temporary bus services of Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park to Saijo Station is limited. 
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)


Hiroshima University, General Affairs Group

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