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UMGC Asia Commencement — Tokyo

Celebrate your achievement at the UMGC Commencement ceremony in Tokyo.

Welcome to the UMGC Asia 2022 Commencement in Tokyo - April 9, 2022

Each year UMGC Asia celebrates the accomplishments of our graduates and graduate candidates with four commencement ceremonies in the spring. This year's Tokyo ceremony is scheduled to be held at the New Sanno Hotel at 1:00 PM on April 9, 2022. The commencement ceremony may transition to a virtual ceremony on the same day and time if COVID-19 restrictions prevent UMGC from hosting an in-person ceremony. Notification of any changes will be communicated via e-mail to all registered graduates two weeks prior to the ceremony date.


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 2021, Fall 2021, or Winter 2022 (MBA only) are automatically invited to the Spring 2022 commencement ceremonies.

Students who are graduate candidates for the Spring 2022 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 March 1, 2022, please contact your local academic advisor or our commencement team.

You can order your 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."

COVID-19 Protocols

All graduates and guests 18 and older must present their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (or a picture of it) or official vaccination documentation from your country of record, a government-issued ID, and a DD3150 This is a PDF document to be permitted to enter the facility. Children aged 12-17 need to show their vaccination card showing they are fully vaccinated. For attendees 2 years of age or older, masks must be worn inside the facility at all times, unless actively eating.

Graduates and guests who are not fully vaccinated will not be granted entry to the ceremony. Only those who show proof of full vaccination status can gain entry. That said, everyone can view the live stream of commencement online on the date of the ceremony.


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 mainland Japan, this year's Tokyo ceremony and the congratulatory graduate reception will be held at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Please visit the following link to RSVP for the Tokyo ceremony: RSVP here.

Entering the New Sanno Hotel—Non-SOFA Graduates and Non-SOFA Guests

For non-SOFA graduates, visitors and Japanese Nationals: In order for you and your guests to enter the New Sanno Hotel on Commencement day, please forward the following information to Mr. Robert Andrew Kelly at Last Name; First Name; Nationality; Gender; Child Age; Sponsor (Graduate); before March 1, 2022. Please note all Non-SOFA guests must present Passport, Japanese Driver’s License or Government Issue Picture ID at the gate.

The New Sanno Hotel is considered a military installation and has special requirements for Non-SOFA and Third-State Nationals to enter the gate. Please use the forms below if you plan to bring Non-SOFA or Third-State Nationals as a guest to the Commencement Ceremony. These forms must be submitted no later than March 1, 2022.

DCTSN Entry Request Form

If you are planning to stay in the New Sanno Hotel, where commencement will be held, please sign up when you receive the reservation e-mail that will be sent from our UMGC Office of Student Services. If you have not received an e-mail about reservations by March 1, 2022, contact the Commencement Team.

Please do not contact the New Sanno Hotel directly because UMGC has a room block to accommodate graduates and their families. For additional assistance with lodging near where the actual ceremony will take place, please see the following Google Map link:

Schedule of Events

Please review the documents below for more detailed information on the Tokyo Ceremony:

Schedule of Events - Tokyo

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

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