Time Venue Details
 07:40 Open area outside IFTM Educational Restaurant

National Flag Raising Ceremony

Graduates must put on the full set of graduation gown and arrive at the open area outside IFTM Educational Restaurant by 07:40 to attend the National Flag Raising Ceremony. When the National Emblem is playing, graduates HAVE TO take off the mortar boards / caps. Refer to the following photo for the proper posture.

Proper posture

IFTM will arrange transportation for Hostel graduates from Hostel to Mong Há Campus to attend the National Flag Raising Ceremony. The transportation is scheduled as follows:

Departure time

Assembly point


08 June, 07:15

Bus stop in front of Forward Building

Mong-Há Campus

Please click here to confirm your transportation need by May 24.

09:15 Long staircase outside Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion

Group Photo Taking

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After the National Flag Raising Ceremony, graduates need to go to Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion on their own by 09:15. Graduates will be lined up for photo taking at the long staircase outside Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion. Late comers will not be arranged.

Graduates of Cuisine Diploma Programmes will have group photo inside the event hall after the Ceremony.

10:00-12:00 Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion

Rehearsal of Graduation Ceremony 

At 15:00 Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion

Commencement of Graduation Ceremony

  1. Graduates and guests must be seated before 15:00.
  2. At 15:30, Members of Head Table will walk in. The assembly have to stand up.
  3. Take off the mortar boards / caps and remain standing during the National Anthem of People's Republic of China.
  4. After the National Anthem, Members of Head Table will take their seats. Then the Assembly will take their seats.
  5. Speech by the Representative of Chief Executive of Macao SAR, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture*
  6. Speech by the President*
  7. Conferring of Degrees or presentation of certificates:
    1. Graduates will stand up when their group are called and should remain standing until the President of IFTM confers the degree by saying, "By virtue of the authority vested in me, I hereby confer upon you (degree name) of Macao Institute for Tourism Studies.”
    2. With the certificate folder distributed, upon presentation of names, graduates will (note that all left/right-hand-side directions are given as if facing the stage):
      • use right-hand-side walkway, walk towards and stand on the floor mark,
      • bow to the stage members,
      • turn clockwise towards the Assembly, bow to the Assembly,
      • leave the stage by left-hand-side walkway and back to their seats.
  8. Speech by the Representative of the Graduates*

* During speeches, please be silent and remain seated.

16:30– 16:40 Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion

Performance of Graduation Ceremony

At 16:40 Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion

Closing of Graduation Ceremony

Once the Ceremony is closed, graduates could proceed to take photos at their own interest.

16:40– 16:50 Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion

Group Photo Taking of Cuisine Diploma Programmes Graduate            


1. Graduates who could NOT attend the Graduation Ceremony please notify us (click here) before May 24 for better arrangement.
2. Graduates and guests are recommended to take public transportation. As there are limited car park slots nearby, please allow adequate time if driving is needed.
3. IFTM will arrange photographers to take photos. Graduation photos will be available at IFTM webpage from 22 June to 31 July 2023. The download link will be provided via IFTM email accounts.