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Notice of the Entrance Ceremony for the 2021 Academic Year (Joint event for students entering in the 2020 academic year and the 2021 academic year) (Updated: Apr. 6, 2021)

Apr. 06, 2021

                                                                                                                   Photo: 2019 Entrance Ceremony

(Updated on March 30, 2021. URL for Live distribution added, new corona virus infection prevention measures, and important notes.)
(Updated on April 6, 2021. Program of a ceremony added.)

The Meiji University Entrance Ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 academic years will be held as follows, after taking measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

Date and time: April 7, 2021 (Wednesday)

[First part]
Start: 9:30 am (doors open one hour prior); Finish: 10:00 am
Schools of Commerce, Political Science and Economics, and Information and Communication

[Second part]
Start: 12:20 pm (doors open one hour prior); Finish: 12:50 pm
Schools of Science and Technology, Agriculture, Global Japanese Studies, Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences and the Graduate School

[Third part]
Start: 3:00 pm (doors open one hour prior); Finish: 3:30 pm
Schools of Law, Arts and Letters, Business Administration, and the Professional Graduate School

※ Students are not permitted to attend ceremonies for schools (including Graduate Schools) for which they are not enrolled.


Venue: Nippon Budokan (2-3 Kitanomaru-Koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Nippon Budokan on a Google mapNippon Budokan on a Google map

Access: Take the exit from Kudanshita Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai and Hanzomon Lines or the Toei Subway Shinjuku Line.
*Please do not arrive by car.

※ In order to prevent infection with the new coronavirus virus, the maximum number of people allowed in the Nippon Budokan has been greatly reduced. As a result, only students who have enrolled in the 2020 or 2021 academic years can enter the venue. In order to carry out the Entrance Ceremony safely and securely, it is not possible for students’ family members to come to the venue, and we ask for your understanding.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on the Internet. If you are a family member, or a student who cannot attend due to health reasons, please use the following URL to follow the ceremony remotely on a PC, tablet, or smartphone.
[First part] (Available at 9:30)
[Second part] (Available at 12:20)
[Third part] (Available at 15:00)
Also, a video of the ceremony will be released on our website after the ceremony. Information will be available on the Meiji University website.

*Measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus virus
(1) On the day of the event, please be sure to take your temperature at home and make sure your temperature is normal (Less than 37.5 ° C) before coming to the venue.
(2) Please install the new coronavirus contact confirmation application (COCOA) on your smartphone and make it available.
(3) In the venue, please wear a mask at all times, refrain from unnecessary conversation, and keep a distance from people around you to avoid crowding.
(4) We will take your temperature at the entrance of the Nippon Budokan. If you have a fever (More than 37.5℃), you will not be allowed to enter the venue.
(5) When you enter the Nippon Budokan, please disinfect your hands thoroughly with the disinfectant provided.
(6) Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap after using the toilet. Also, after using a sit-down toilet, please close the lid of the seat before flushing.
(7) Please refrain from coming to the venue if any of the following apply.
  ① If you have various symptoms of a cold (Fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, joint pain, muscle pain, etc.).
  ② If you feel ill, have shortness of breath, or an abnormal sense of smell or taste.
  ③ If you have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  ④ If you are not feeling well, generally.
  ⑤ If you have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for the new coronavirus infection within the past 2 weeks.
  ⑥ If you have not been given a visa to enter Japan, have visited countries or regions where people are required to undertake an observation period after entering Japan, or have had close contact with such a person within the past two weeks.

*Important notes for participants
(1) No one is allowed to enter the Nippon Budokan except the students who enrolled in 2020 and 2021. Please show your Student ID Card when you enter the Nippon Budokan.
(2) The area around the venue will be very crowded. Also, getting into the venue is expected to take some time, so please make sure you get to the venue before the opening time.
(3) Please use public transportation to come to the venue. Please note that you cannot come by car.
(4) Please do not meet up in the station or around Yasukuni-dori Street as it will obstruct traffic.
(5) After the ceremony, there will be a staggered exit system in operation, so please follow the instructions given by members of the Meiji University staff.
(6) Smoking is prohibited in the Nippon Budokan and Kitanomaru Park. Also, please be sure to take your garbage home with you.
(7) After the ceremony, please do not go out eating with lots of people.

*Guidance for entering and leaving the Nippon Budokan
Please refer to the information below on how to enter and leave the venue after the ceremony. We ask for your understanding and cooperation. To ensure that the ceremony can be carried out safely, please follow the instructions given by the staff.
(1) How to enter the venue
 ① Basement arena seats
  Numbered tickets for the Arena will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis at the "Arena ticket distribution office". (Capacity: 1,150 people).
  Students who want an arena ticket should enter through the Tayasu-mon gate and line up at the Arena ticket distribution office. When the tickets run out students will be directed away from the first floor. So, students who want an arena seat, should come early.
  Students who enter through the Shimizu-mon Gate, will not be given an arena ticket.
 ② First floor seats
  Students will be guided from the south exit.
 ③ Second and third floor seats
  Students will be guided from the southwest exit.

(2)Please ask for directions from university staff when you come to the venue.
Please follow the instructions of university staff and refer to the diagram below, so as not to disturb the general public.
The Tayasu-mon gate area will be very crowded. So, please enter from the Shimizu-mon gate which should be relatively less crowded.
※ If you enter from the Shimizu-mon gate, you cannot receive an arena ticket.
(3) Leaving the hall
After the ceremony, please follow the instructions given by the staff. Leave by the Shimizu-mon gate. Refer to the diagram below.