Rehearsal Schedule and Ceremonial Procedures
50 minutes before the ceremony
All participating students are required to put on the academic regalia, and arrive at the Academic Community Hall for rehearsal.
45 minutes before the ceremony
Briefing on ceremonial procedures and rehearsal at the Academic Community Hall.
30 minutes before the ceremony
When the National Anthem is played, please take off the cap.
When the Dean says:
“Will the students pursuing the degree of Doctor/Master/Postgraduate Diploma/Bachelor of XXXXXX please rise.”
Students of the corresponding degree have to rise, put their caps on with the tassels on the right.
The Dean will then address the Presiding Officer as follows:
"Mr Chairman, I have the honour to present to you the students pursuing the degree of Doctor/Master/Postgraduate Diploma/Bachelor of XXXXXX. I request that you award the degree to those eligible students upon their fulfilment of the relevant graduation requirements."
The Presiding Officer will say:
“By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Hong Kong Baptist University, I hereby award each of the eligible students the degree of Doctor/Master/Postgraduate Diploma/Bachelor of XXXXXX upon their fulfilment of the relevant graduation requirements.”
Corresponding students will prepare to proceed to the stage.
The Programme Marshal will lead the corresponding students to go to the stage via the right aisle of students' seat.
The first candidate will proceed to the platform. He/She will hand his/her name card to the Programme Marshal who will read out his/her name.
The candidate will walk to the Dean to receive the diploma folder, and then walk to the front of the Presiding Officer and bow to him and then to the audience.
The candidate will then descend the stage using the stairs on the left, return to his/her seat and be seated.
When the first candidate is proceeding to the Dean to receive the folder, the second candidate will hand his/her name card to the Programme Marshal.
(The same procedures apply to all candidates.)
After the last candidate of the programme has descended the platform, the Programme Marshal will also descend the platform.