HKU cancels graduation ceremony

The University of Hong Kong announced today (16) on its website that it would cancel its graduation ceremony, which was scheduled to be held from the end of November to December.
The university decided to cancel its graduation ceremony, which was scheduled to take place from the end of November to December, in view of the continuing uncertainty and the disruption of transportation services, the statement said. The university will inform the graduates about obtaining the diploma and other relevant arrangements. The college will also decide whether to hold a celebration for graduates at a different time in this academic year.
For some time, violence has been raging on Hong Kong’s university campuses. In addition to HKU, other universities announced the cancellation of the graduation ceremony. According to Hong Kong media, City University of Hong Kong announced on November 14 that it would cancel the graduation ceremony of the college originally scheduled to be held from November 16 to December 8 and the graduation ceremony of the whole university on November 23.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong also announced the cancellation of the 88th graduation ceremony and honorary degree awarding ceremony, which was scheduled to be held next Thursday (21). The awarding of doctor’s degree will still be held on the same day (21) in the absence of graduates, and the graduation certificate will be distributed later. According to the University, the commencement ceremony and honorary degree awarding ceremony have been cancelled due to the disruption of public transport services, which has seriously affected the access to campus traffic and the safety of graduates, their families and friends. The university will set another time to hold a celebration for the graduates. The honorary degree awarding ceremony will be held in due time.