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Snippets from Virtual Graduation

Class of 2021 Stories
Dear First Year Me
Hear what our graduands have to say to their first-year selves.
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17 May
Class Day Speech

Associate Professor Neil Mehta

Associate Professor of Humanities (Philosophy)
17 May, 2pm Singapore time
Opening Declaration by Presiding Officer

Mdm Kay Kuok Oon Kwong

Chairperson, Yale-NUS College Governing Board
Director of Shangri-La Hotel Limited, Singapore
Opening Message

Professor Tan Tai Yong

President, Yale-NUS College
Speech by Graduation Speaker

Mr Pritam Singh

Leader of the Opposition of the Parliament of Singapore
Presentation of Graduands Part 1
Speech by Faculty Speaker

Professor Chua Beng Huat

Professor of Social Sciences (Urban Studies)
Presentation of Graduands Part 2
Presentation of Academic Prizes and Non-Academic Awards
Speech by Student Speaker

Mr Miguel Ochosa

Major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Closing Declaration by Presiding Officer
Class Day Speakers
The Class of 2021 has come a long way since they first arrived at Yale-NUS College in 2017. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the highlights from their first year on campus.

Orientation: Take Flight

Orientation is the official start to the Yale-NUS College education and the chance for first-year students to meet their classmates, immerse themselves into the community and the larger campus life, and learn about the resources at Yale-NUS College. In 2017, theme for orientation was “Take flight”, which represented how the College is ready to soar to greater heights, having marked a key foundational milestone with the successful graduation of its first class.

First Year Assembly '17

On 11 August 2017, weeks of orientation culminated in First Year Assembly ‘17, an annual ceremony where new students are formally welcomed by the Yale-NUS College community. Aside from speeches by key College figures, the ceremony also featured a performance by the Yale-NUS Barbershop Chorus.

Week 7 LAB Symposium 2017

In the Week 7 Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) programme, first-year students, faculty and staff engage inlearning 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).

First Year Voices

In 2017, a few Yale-NUS College first-year students vlogged about their first-year experience at Yale-NUS College. Follow their journeys ofdiscovery in this video series.


Watch and celebrate with us in real time

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!


Celebrate the achievements of Graduating Class

Join us as we honour the 183 graduands and celebrate their achievements in a virtual presentation of the graduands.


Listen to engaging

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.


Contributions from the Graduating Class

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!

Senior Class Gift 2021

Senior Class Gift 2021

It’s still not too late to make your contribution to help support future Kingfishers. Together, we’ve raised over S$4,400 for Financial Aid and with 34% participation.

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