What to expect on the day of Commencement
On Wednesday, May 27, the Commencement web page will be updated to include a button that links through to the virtual ceremony, where a countdown will be displayed for the final few hours before the ceremony is due to start.
- At 4pm (GST), a special video will be premiered on the Commencement web page.
- At 4:30pm, the full Commencement Exercises will begin on the virtual platform.
Following the ceremony, videos of the speeches, as well as the full ceremony, will be made available on the Commencement web page and YouTube.
How to access the ceremony
A button linking to the ceremony will be added to the top of the Commencement web page on the morning of Wednesday, May 27. When you click this button, the ceremony will launch in a new window. We recommend you use Google Chrome in order to get the best virtual experience.
If you have any problems accessing the ceremony, please contact our service provider firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to use the platform: joining, languages, and bandwidth
After entering your First and Last Name, the virtual ceremony will load. If you are accessing this before the pre-program events begin at 4:15pm (GST), you will be prompted to press the play button and you will see the countdown. If you are entering the platform after 4:15pm, you will be prompted to press the play button and you will join the ceremony.
By default, the ceremony will play in English.
Arabic, Spanish, and Russian will also be available. To change the language you must pause the video first, then click the language selection tool in the bottom left hand corner of the platform window, and select the required language. After the required language has been selected, you will be prompted to press the play button to re-join the ceremony.
If you are using WiFi or have an unstable internet connection, you will have an option available to select a lower bandwidth which should improve your enjoyment of the ceremony. To change the bandwidth, click the bandwidth selection tool in the bottom right hand corner of the platform window. For best results, we recommend you use the “auto” setting.