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UMGC Asia Commencement — Tokyo

Celebrate your achievement at the UMGC Commencement ceremony in Tokyo.

Welcome to the UMGC Asia 2023 Commencement in Tokyo - April 8, 2023

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 11:00 AM on April 8, 2023


Students who have graduated in the Summer, Fall, or Winter (MBA and MSTL 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 2022, Fall 2022, or Winter 2023 (MBA and MSTL only) are automatically invited to the Spring 2023 commencement ceremonies.

Students who are graduate candidates for the Spring 2023 Term (meaning they have applied for graduation in their MyUMGC by the 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 10, 2023, 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."


The deadline to submit a graduation application for undergraduate (associate and bachelor’s) degree completion is February 15, 2023. Graduate (master’s) degree students expecting to complete their programs in Winter or Spring are required to complete their graduation application by March 1, 2023, if they plan to participate in the 2023 commencement ceremony. If you do not submit a graduation application by the application deadline, you will not receive an invitation to participate in ceremonies and may not be included in the commencement ceremony program book. Should you miss this deadline or do not receive an invitation for commencement, please contact

Please note: If you are a Stateside graduate or enrolled in any graduate program other than the Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Transformational Leadership, you are in a Stateside program and will need to contact to participate in Asia’s Spring Commencement. Additionally, you will need to complete your application for graduation on or before March 1, 2023 to ensure you receive an invitation to the spring ceremony and are included in the program for 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 for each person planning to attend to Mr. Robert Andrew Kelly at Last Name; First Name; Nationality; Gender; Child Age; Sponsor (Graduate); before March 1, 2023. Please note all Non-SOFA guests must present a Passport, Japanese Driver’s License or Government-issued 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 to no later than March 1, 2023.

DCTSN Entry Request Form


If you have SOFA status and 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, 2023, 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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