The Ceremony for the Conferment of Honorary and Higher Degrees 2023

Saturday, 2 December 2023

Live Stream


1:30-3:00 p.m.
Graduates’ registration point and gown rental counter
N6 Administration Building Lobby

  • Registration, collection of seat card and admission tickets to the live broadcast venue.
  • Rental of graduation gown (including hood and cap), if applicable.

3:00 p.m.
Ceremony Hall

N2 University Hall

  • Graduates should arrive at the ceremony hall, and the entrances of the ceremony hall will be closed.
  • Demonstration on receiving degree and certificates.


3:30 p.m.
Live Broadcast Venue
N1 UM Guest House
G/F Multi-Function Hall and 1/F Room 1005
(Ticket required)

Notes for Ceremony

Please arrive at the ceremony hall (N2 University Hall) before 3:00 p.m.

  • Companions should present the admission tickets for entering the live broadcast venue (G/F Multi-Function Hall and 1/F Room 1005 at N1 UM Guest House) by 3:30 p.m. and remain seated during the ceremony.
  • Children of age below 6 will not be admitted.
  • Graduates are required to wear a long-sleeve white shirt, pure black trousers or skirt, black tie, pure black shoes, the graduation gown and cap. Please be reminded to maintain the gowns straight and stiff for attending the ceremony, and prepare hair clips and safety pins for wearing the gowns.
  • Graduates with improper attire will not be allowed to receive the certificate on stage.
  • Specifications of Graduation Gowns:
  • Only graduates who confirmed renting a gown in the E-form can rent a gown provided by the University at the rental counter (N6 Administration Building Lobby) on the day of the ceremony from 1:30 p.m. Upon reservation made in the E-form, graduates may rent a gown at the Graduate School office (N6-G001) on 1 December 2023 during office hours.
  • Shirt, trousers, tie, and shoes will NOT be provided.
  • The rent of graduation gowns are as follows:
    • Doctoral degrees: MOP65 per day plus MOP1,500 deposit;
    • Master’s degrees: MOP65 per day plus MOP500 deposit;
    • Postgraduate certificates/diplomas: MOP65 per day plus MOP500 deposit;
    • Deposit should be made by cash. The deposit will be reimbursed upon your return of the gown.
  • Graduates could return their gowns to the rental counter (N6 Administration Building Lobby) before 7:00 p.m. on the day of the ceremony or return the gown to the Security and Facilities Services Section (3/F at N6 Administration Building) from 4 to 7 December 2023 during office hours with rental fee MOP65 per day charged.
  • If the graduation gown is lost or damaged, restitution must be made to the University. The amount of restitution is to be defined by the University in accordance with the actual cost for replacing such gown.

The University will arrange photographers to take photos. After the ceremony, graduates could download the photos from cloud storage by designated password. The photos will be sorted in the sequence of academic units and the download period is one month. Students should respect the privacy of others, posting photos of others in any way without permission is prohibited. The copyright of the photos belongs to the University of Macau. If any infringement is found, the infringer shall bear the legal responsibilities and consequences. Details will be announced on the Graduate School’s webpage.

Graduates and companions can go to the campus by public transportation or drive by themselves. Outdoor visitor car park P1A (accept E-payment only) located next to N9, as well as other visitor car parks P3, P5, and P6, will be opened for use. The parking fee for light vehicles is MOP 6/hour while that for motorcycles is MOP 3/hour. Half the parking fee could be waived by presenting the campus card (e.g. Student ID Card or Alumni Card) at the Shroff office, except for contactless or electronic payment.

  • The ceremony will be held as usual when Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 or No. 3/ Yellow, Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted.
  • The ceremony will carry on when Tropical Cyclone Signal No.8 or above is hoisted during the ceremony.
  • The ceremony will be postponed when Tropical Cyclone Signal No.8 or above is still hoisted at 12:00 n.n. on the day of the ceremony. Detailed arrangement will be informed via email.