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Faculty of Business and Economics Graduation Ceremony 2019

November 11, 2019 (Monday)
2:30pm – 6:00pm

CEREMONY DETAILS
Date: November 11, 2019 (Monday)
Time: 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Grand Hall, L3,
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC),
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Transportation to HKCEC: https://www.hkcec.com/en/location-transportation
Important Notes:
  1. All graduands will be seated in different zones according to their programmes and will be invited onto the stage in a programme-specific sequence. Graduand who arrives at the venue after his/her programme is presented to the Presiding Officer will NOT be presented on stage separately and will NOT be allowed to go onto the stage.

  2. For general information on HKU Congregation, please refer to https://www4.hku.hk/congreg/

  3. Participants attending the Faculty of Business and Economics Graduation Ceremony 2019 are deemed to have acknowledged and agreed to abide by the House Rules
PROGRAMME
  1. Procession In
  2. Declaration of the Opening of the Congregation Ceremony by Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Institutional Advancement) Professor Norman Tien
  3. Address by the Dean
  4. Address by the Keynote Speaker
  5. Conferment of Doctor’s, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees
  6. Presentation of University and Faculty Awards to Faculty Members
  7. Vote of Thanks by Graduate Representative
  8. Declaration of the Closing of the Congregation Ceremony
  9. Procession Out
  10. Group Photo Session
REGISTRATION & GUEST TICKET
  1. Graduands are required to log in to online registration system to register their own and their guest’s (if applicable) attendance. Registration details will be announced in late September/early October. Graduands failing to register will be regarded as NOT attending the ceremony.
  2. Due to venue capacity restrictions, guest admission tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. A maximum of TWO guest tickets can be requested.
  3. Please note that the number of guest tickets allocated to graduands may be less than requested, if there is oversubscription. You will receive a confirmation email after the registration period has ended.
  4. All admission tickets MUST be collected during a stipulated period, in person or by authorising a third person. Details will be announced soon.
  5. Please note that NO guest ticket will be distributed on-site at HKCEC on the event day. 
  6. Graduands are required to collect academic dress and event tickets in HKU campus before the event.
ACADEMIC DRESS & CERTIFICATE

Please refer to the HKU Congregation Website for details of the loan of academic dress and collection of certificate. For enquiries, please email to congmail@hku.hk.

FAQs

Graduands who are eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony will receive an invitation by email. If you have questions on your eligibility to graduate, please contact your respective programme office directly.


Registration:

Yes. Online registration is required for both graduands and guests. You can apply for your ticket to attend the Graduation Ceremony in late September/early October after receiving an invitation email from the Faculty. The link to register for the graduation ceremony will be included in your invitation email.

The deadline for student registration for the 2019 Graduation Ceremony is October 15, 2019. Graduands must indicate their attendance even if they are not applying for guest tickets.

Unfortunately you cannot register for the graduation ceremony after the registration system closed. Please contact us via email if you have any questions.

Degrees will be conferred on all eligible graduands during the Faculty-based Congregation Sessions, including those who are in absentia. Attendance at the Congregation will not affect graduands' graduation status/eligibility.

We are unable to offer the deferral of graduation ceremony attendance. If you are unable to attend the ceremony due to exceptional circumstances, please contact us via email.

Admission Tickets:

Grandaunds will receive an email invitation which will include a link where they can register for admission tickets for themselves and their guests. Only TWO guest tickets can be requested.

A maximum of TWO guest tickets can be requested. Please note if there is an over demand for the guest tickets, the number of guest tickets allocated to graduands may be less than requested. You will receive a confirmation email after the registration closed.

Please note that NO guest ticket will be distributed on-site at HKCEC on the event day. Guests without tickets may consider in-person standby (i.e. walk-ins) on the ceremony day, only if the venue has not reached it maximum capacity. Entry to the ceremony venue is NOT guaranteed for walk-in guests. 

All admission tickets MUST be collected during a stipulated period, in person or by authorising a third person. NO mailing service will be provided. Registered graduands will be notified the final number of ticket(s) allocated to them, together with the details of admission ticket collection arrangement via email after the registration period ended.

The Graduation Ceremony may not be suitable for babies or young children as it is a formal occasion with long ceremonial proceedings. If you decide to bring your children, you will also need to register their guest tickets.

Unfortunately you cannot register for guest tickets if you have missed the deadline. Please contact us via email if you have any questions.

Visa:

If you are attending the Graduation Ceremony, you will receive a confirmation email in October. If you require a copy of the invitation letter in advance to support your visa application, please contact us via email.

Please note that the Faculty is unable to provide additional invitation letter to support visa applications for guests. We recommend that you and your guests meet all necessary visa requirements well in advance of the ceremony to avoid any inconvenience. 

Academic Dress & Certificate:

Academic dress is on loan free of charge to Graduands of Class of 2019 during the loan and return period. For details on the collection of gown, please refer to https://www4.hku.hk/congreg/academic-dress/arrangement-for-class-of-2019.

You are required to bring a full set of academic dress and to ensure proper attire is worn together the academic regalia. You may wish to bring safety pins to secure the gown and hood in place. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking up and down the stage steps. For suggested attire, please refer to https://www4.hku.hk/congreg/academic-dress/suggested-attire.

Academic dress is mandatory for graduands attending the Faculty Graduation Ceremony. Graduands who are not in full academic dress will NOT be presented on stage.

No academic dress will be available for loan on the event day.

No. Certificates will not be presented during the Graduation Ceremony at HKCEC on November 11, 2019. Please find more information on the HKU Congregation website.

No. You do not need to attend the ceremony to receive your degree certificate and transcript. Please find more information on the HKU Congregation website.

Ceremony Photos

All graduates are welcome to join the group photo session after the Graduation Ceremony. The group photos and some selected ceremony snapshots, can be downloaded in this website in early December. For other individual photos, download information will be available after the Graduation Ceremony.

ENQUIRY

If you have any enquiries regarding the Graduation Ceremony, please contact our Faculty Office via email: fbecomm@hku.hk.