Update on the arrangement of the upcoming Degree Congregation
September 25, 2020
Dear Graduands of the Class of 2020,
As you are aware, the ongoing uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have made holding face-to-face events, whether academic or ceremonial, very challenging for the University.
Given the precarious situation, it is not advisable to host large-scale indoor events like high-density gatherings. After careful consideration, the University has chosen to minimise the risk as much as possible by holding the Congregation online this year. The ultimate concern leading to this decision is the health and safety of our graduands and staff, and the entire local community.
Please also understand that the Congregation is the official occasion to confer degrees to our graduands and a postponement to next year would mean further delay in conferment of the degrees and issuance of graduation certificates, which may not be a desirable arrangement to most if not all of our graduands.
The University will issue an email to all graduands by mid-October at the latest with details of the online celebration arrangements and graduation-related services provided by the University.
The Faculties and the University's Alumni Office will also organise events and activities, when the circumstances allow, to celebrate your accomplishments and enhance your graduation experience.
Please stay tuned for our updates. Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com.
The University of Hong Kong