Okinawa Commencement Postponed

Due to directives from USFJ in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Okinawa Commencement has been postponed. Additional information regarding the upcoming ceremony will be shared at a later date. Any questions regarding the postponement of this ceremony should be directed to the Asia Commencement Team.

UMGC Commencement 2020

UMGC Asia Commencement - Okinawa

Celebrate your achievement at UMGC Commencement ceremonies in Okinawa.

Welcome to the UMGC Asia 2020 Commencement in Okinawa - October 31, 2020

Each year UMGC Asia celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates and graduate candidates with four commencement ceremonies in the spring. This year's Korea ceremony is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Yomitan Cultural and Community Center at 2:00 pm on October 31, 2020. A final confirmation of this date will occur prior to August 1, 2020. If you are planning to make travel plans, please wait until August 1st for final confirmation, just in case restrictions have not been lifted for large gatherings and the date has to be amended.

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Students who have graduated in the Summer, Fall, or Winter (MBA only) of the previous year with an associate's degree or higher are automatically eligible for attending this year's commencement. An example of this would be students who graduated in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Winter 2020 (MBA only) are automatically invited to the Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies.

Students who are graduate candidates for the Spring 2020 Term (meaning they have applied for graduation in their MyUMGC by the February 15th deadline) are also eligible to participate in commencement. If your completion date does not fall within the aforementioned terms, please contact RSVP e-mails will be sent to all eligible graduates and will include direct links to the RSVP pages. If you think that you are eligible for commencement but have not received an e-mail from UMGC Asia inviting you to RSVP by September 1, 2020 please contact your local academic advisor or our commencement team.

You can order you commencement regalia through Oak Hall - Please order your regalia at least 3-4 weeks before your ceremony to allow time for shipping. If you would like to order commencement invitations, you can order official UMGC Asia invitations at: When you enter the ordering portal, you'll see that students need to select "state," "school," and “month” of ceremony to get started. Please choose "Maryland" as the state, "University of Maryland Global Campus Asia" as the school and "April" as the month of the ceremony. Then click on "Get Started."


Information on graduation checklists can be found here: Certificates, Diplomas, and Graduation

UMGC Asia Graduation Checklist

Ceremony Location:

In an effort to provide the best commencement possible for our students in Okinawa, this year's ceremony and the congratulatory graduate reception will be held at the Yomitan Cultural and Community Center. Please visit the following link in order to RSVP for the Okinawa ceremony: RSVP here.

If you are planning to stay in a hotel in or around the area where commencement will be held, please see the Google Map link for assistance with where the actual ceremony will take place:

Schedule of Events:

Please review the documents below for more detailed information on the Okinawa ceremony:

Schedule of Events - Okinawa

Commencement Photographer Information:

UMGC 2020 Photo Order Form

Due to limited access to an internet ready device, the photographer will be unable to take credit cards at the time the photos are taken, but please feel free to prepay for your photos through PayPal ( Students will also have the option to bring cash or pay via PayPal (on their smart phone/tablet) on the day of the ceremony. For more information on pricing, please see the order form above. You can complete this form in advance and bring it to the ceremony with you for faster service.

Map to the Yomitan:

Map to Yomitan Cultural and Community Center

If you have any questions regarding the Okinawa Commencement Ceremony, or the other UMGC Asia Commencements (Seoul, Guam, or Tokyo), please e-mail our commencement team.