Time Venue Details
08:30 Tap Seac Square

Group Photo Taking

(For graduates of Bachelor Degree Programmes or Higher Diploma Programmes)

Those attending group photo taking session must arrive at theTap Seac Squareby 0830 for lining up and photo taking. Late comers will not be arranged.


Graduates of Diploma Programmes will have group photo taking on stage of theTap Seac Sports Complexafter the ceremony.

Photo Taking Plan:

Graduation photos will be available from 1 November to 31 December 2016.

10:15 - 12:15 Tap Seac Multisport Paviliom

Rehearsal of Graduation Ceremony

Graduates will walk toTap Seac Sports Complexfor rehearsal.


Graduates of Diploma Programmes are not required to attend the rehearsal and will be briefed the procedure at 14:30.

At 15:00 Tap Seac Multisport Paviliom

Commencement of Graduation Ceremony

  1. Graduates and guests must be seated before 15:00.
  2. At 15:30 sharp, Members of Head Table will walk in. All graduates have to stand up.
  3. Remain standing during the National Anthem of People's Republic of China.
  4. After the National Anthem, Members of Head Table will take their seats. Then the assembly will take their seats.
  5. During speeches, please be silent and remain seated.
  6. Conferring of Degrees or presentation of certificates:
    1. Graduates will stand up when their group are called and should remain standing until the President of IFT confers the degree by saying, "By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby confer upon you (degree name) of Institute for Tourism Studies and those in absence."
    2. Afterreceivingcertificate folder and upon presentationof names, graduates will (note that all left/right-hand-side directions are given as if facing the stage):
      • use right-hand-side walkway, walk towards andstand on the floor mark,
      • bow to Members ofHead Table,
      • turn clockwise towards theAssembly, bow to the Assembly,
      • leave the stage by left-hand-side walkway, and back to their seats.
At 16:40 Tap Seac Multisport Paviliom

Closing of Graduation Ceremony

Once the Ceremony is closed, graduates could proceed to take photos at their own interset.


Graduates and guests are recommended to use public transportation. As there are limited car park slots nearby, please allow adequate time if driving is needed.