Graduation 2020

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18 May 2020, 7pm Singapore time (GMT+8)

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20 Questions with
Class of 2020
Class of 2020 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)
18 May, 7pm Singapore time
(GMT+8)
Pre-Ceremony
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 Minister for Education

Mr Ong Ye Kung

Minister for Education
Presentation of Graduands Part 1
Speech by Faculty Speaker

Professor Michael Maniates

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

Mr Scott Lee Chua

Major in Economics
Closing Declaration by Presiding Officer

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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!

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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.

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Listen to engaging
speeches

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.

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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!

The Class of 2020 has come a long way since they first arrived at Yale-NUS College in 2016. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the highlights from their first year on campus.

Orientation: Full House

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.

First Year Assembly 2016

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.

Week 7 LAB

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).

First Year Voices

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.

Senior Class Gift 2020

Senior Class Gift 2020

Together, you’ve raised over S$6,200 for Financial Aid through your Senior Class Gift and reached 75.5% participation – the second highest in our college’s history!
Join us and make your gift today!