HKBU 60th & 61st Commencement
21 November 2020
Hong Kong Baptist University
2 Channels, including HERMES Live platform and YouTube channel (support viewing on all connected mobile devices and computers)
- Provides a digital platform for students to participate their graduation ceremony virtually under the pandemic period. Recording the remarkable moment for people to witness the lifetime event and share the joy.
- On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, mainland students may not be able to attend the Commencement ceremony physically. With HERMES Live platform, it breaks the geographic barrier by video streaming the graduation ceremony for students in mainland to enjoy this precious moment of their own.
- HERMES Live facilitates the flexibility of events held by diverse academic institutions. Whether it is varied from tutoring centers, primary or secondary schools to universities, people can participate critical events at any time and enjoy seamless, high-quality, stable and smooth live streaming services.
In view of the volatilities of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is decided that the 60th and 61st Commencement ceremony will be conducted virtually. The event will be broadcasted online which enable virtual attendance by all 4,891 eligible graduates and their families. The live streaming from Hong Kong to mainland is beneficial for mainland students to access the live in their homeland without any restrictions.
The Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong Baptist University is a publicly funded tertiary institution with a Christian education heritage. It was founded by the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong as a post-secondary college in 1956 and dedicated to the provision of the well-rounded development of education. In 1994, it gained the university status and renamed as Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). HKBU attaches great importance to academic teaching, research and social services, and values all rounded development of students. It is hailed as one of the Asia's finest institutions of higher education.