Celebrate the Class of 2020 with the Yale-NUS Community. Show your support on the video stream or by using the hashtag #halcyongrads on social media!
Join us as we honour the 183 graduands and celebrate their achievements in a virtual presentation of the graduands.
Watch the speeches by Yale-NUS College President Tan Tai Yong, Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung, faculty speaker Professor Michael Maniates, and student speaker Scott Lee Chua, recorded from their homes.
A graduating student will be playing the National Anthem during the ceremony. Watch out for the surprise video contribution from the Class of 2020 at the end of the ceremony!
Orientation is the official start to the Yale-NUS College experience. It is an opportunity for first-year students to meet their classmates, immerse themselves into the community and the larger campus life, as well as learn about the resources available at Yale-NUS College. In 2016, the introductory activities were centred on the theme ‘Full House’, as it was the first time Yale-NUS has a full house of four classes of students on campus.
On 5 August 2016, two weeks of orientation programmes culminated in First Year Assembly ‘16, an annual ceremony where new students were formally welcomed by the Yale-NUS College community. Aside from welcome speeches by key College figures, the ceremony also featured performances by students from the incoming class.
In the Week 7 Learning AcrossBoundaries (LAB) programme, first-year students, faculty and staff engage in learning projects of up to a week that explore themes of the Common Curriculum outside the confines of a traditional classroom. Week 7 LAB projects are faculty-generated initiatives that are organised in collaboration with the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE).
In 2016, four Yale-NUS College first-year students vlogged about their first-year experience at Yale-NUS College. Follow their journeys of discovery in this video series.