Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Registration
  • Graduation Attire
  • Ceremony Attendance
  • COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMM)

Q1. I did not register for my ceremony during the April registration period, can I still attend the ceremony?

Only graduands who have registered for the ceremony by the registration closing date will be allowed to attend.

 

Q2. How do I receive my attendance card?

Graduands who have registered to attend the Graduation Ceremony will receive your attendance details such as reporting zone, seat number and important instructions for your ceremony via email, one week before the ceremony.

You are required to present this email at your allocated zone for entry to The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC). Thereafter, please proceed to the registration counter to receive your attendance card. 

Q1. How do I buy or rent the Graduation Attire?

You can purchase/rent your Graduation Attire online from 1 April to 23 April 2021 via RP’s appointed vendor, Achievers Plus. The Graduation Attire will be delivered to your home via post at an additional cost of SGD $7.


Q2. Will there be another period for the purchase/rental of Graduation Attire if I missed the dates?

It is compulsory for all graduands attending the Graduation Ceremony (GC) to be in the RP Graduation Attire. There will be no alternative dates for the purchase/rental of the Graduation Attire in RP. Please contact the RP’s appointed vendor, Achievers Plus, directly.

Achievers Plus

Website: http://republic.achieversplus.net/

Contact number: 6778 6089


Q3. How much is the purchase or rental of the Graduation Attire?

The cost of rental for the Graduation Attire is SGD $41.05, inclusive of a refundable deposit of SGD $20. The cost of purchasing the Graduation Attire is SGD $42.80. All prices are inclusive of GST.


Q4. What is the dress code for the Graduation Ceremony?

The Graduation Ceremony is a solemn and dignified occasion that celebrates the achievement of our graduands. In this regard, graduands are reminded to dress smartly in formal attire and their graduation attire. Guests are also reminded to dress smartly in formal attire. Click here for more information on the dress code for graduands and Graduation Attire.


Q5. Am I allowed to try the Graduation Attire before buying?

In view of the COVID-19 situation and to keep all graduands safe, the purchase and rental of the Graduation Attire will be available online only. Guidelines to the recommended sizes and measurement will be provided for you. You may refer to the vendor’s website for more details.


Q6. Is it compulsory to purchase or rent the Graduation Attire?

It is compulsory for all graduands attending the Graduation Ceremony to be in the RP Graduation Attire. As long as your existing graduation attire and coloured hood is the correct RP graduation attire for your school, you need not purchase or rent one. Click here to check on the attire and coloured hood.


Q7. I have the Graduation Attire from a previous ceremony, can I use it for my graduation ceremony this year?

If the Graduation Attire and coloured hood is the correct RP Graduation Attire for your School, you need not purchase or rent one for Graduation Ceremony 2021.


Q8. Can I wear my military uniform for my graduation ceremony?

You may don your military uniform on the day of the ceremony. RP Graduation Attire must not be worn over any military uniform.


Q9. How do I return the Graduation Attire?

The returning of the Graduation Attire is from 1 July 2021 to 17 July 2021. Please refer to the vendor’s website https://achieversplus.net/rp/graduation-gown-return-new-schedule/ for more information before you visit their office. Please return your graduation attire between 1 – 17 July 2021 in order for you to receive the deposit refund.

Q1. Is it compulsory for me to attend the Graduation Ceremony?

Attendance for the Graduation Ceremony is not compulsory.

 

Q2. I did not attend the Graduation Ceremony, how can I collect my Diploma Certificate and Academic Transcript?

All Full-time, Part-time and Specialist Diploma graduates who did not attend the Graduation Ceremony will receive hardcopies of the Diploma Certificate and Academic Transcript via registered mail by June 2021.

They will be mailed to the address that you submit via the registration form. RP will not be liable for damage or loss to any Diploma Certificates or Academic Transcripts sent to incorrect addresses.

The Diploma Certificate and Academic Transcript will be withheld from graduates with outstanding fees/item(s) such as library books, fines etc. until full payment or return of item(s) has been completed.

Click on the respective link to confirm your mailing address:  
Full-Time Diploma 
Part-time and Specialist Diploma 


Q3. I am currently serving National Service (NS). Can I be excused from duty to attend the Ceremony?

For graduands who have been enlisted / are currently serving NS, please inform and seek approval from your unit officers or MINDEF.

The final decision as to whether NS men will be released from camp/duties to attend the Graduation Ceremony lies with the unit/MINDEF. The release of NS men is subjected to exigencies of service and to the training schedules of units. Approval will be given based on the unit's training requirements and practice.

Q1. Why are guests not invited?

To protect our graduands and the rest of the campus community, and to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we will be holding RP Graduation Ceremony (GC) in accordance with the prevailing COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMM). As the current guidelines limits the number of attendees to 250 per GC session, only graduands will be invited to attend the GC on campus.

Family, friends and guests are welcomed to witness this important ceremony via a live webcast. The webcast link will be published on this Graduation Portal closer to the date of the GC.

 

Q2. Can parents go to campus to take photos with their children?

Parents are invited to watch the live webcast of the ceremony and celebrate this milestone with us virtually.

To protect all staff and students on campus, we urge parents not to enter the campus, except to drop off and pick up your children from the designated drop-off points. Parents should not remain in campus for extended periods of time.

 

Q3. What are the COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMM) during the RP Graduation Ceremony?

To ensure the health and safety of our graduates, the following measures must be observed at all times throughout the duration of RP Graduation Ceremony:

  • Temperature screening
  • SafeEntry via the TraceTogether Token or mobile application
  • Designated entrances to The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC)
  • Designated registration counters
  • Observing at least 1m safe distance between individuals
  • Graduands should only be seated at their assigned seats
  • Wearing of face mask at all times
  • No intermingling between zones at all times (before, during and after the ceremony)

 

Q4. Do I have to check in to SafeEntry when I enter RP?

When entering RP, do check in to SafeEntry through either scanning their TraceTogether Token or via the QR code using the TraceTogether App on their smartphone.

Other SafeEntry check in modes, such as using phone’s camera, SingPass Mobile or other QR code reader apps, or using NRIC/FIN and other photo IDs, will not be accepted.

 

Q5. Can I attend the Graduation Ceremony if I or my household members am/are serving Quarantine Order (QO), Stay Home Notice (SHN) or Leave of Absence (LOA)?

Graduands or graduands with household members who are serving QO, SHN or on LOA would not be allowed to attend the ceremony. In addition, please stay home if you:

  • Are unwell, with fever or flu-like symptoms; or
  • Had contact/been notified that you were in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case within the past 14 days; or
  • Have an adult member of your household (aged 18 and above) who is unwell with fever of flu-like symptoms; or
  • Have a household member who is currently serving Home Quarantine Order (HQO) or SHN in the same place of residence as yourself

 

Q6. Would the Graduation Ceremony proceed as planned in the event that the community transmission rates were to increase in the period leading up to the Graduation Ceremony?

The health and safety of our graduands and staff remain our top priority. We will only conduct physical Graduation Ceremony provided it is safe to do so with the prevailing SMM in place. Any cancellations would be communicated prior to the ceremony.

 

Q7. Can I remain on campus after my graduation ceremony ends?

You are required to leave the campus immediately after your graduation ceremony.