Class of 2020’s in-person convocation ceremonies slated for March 1

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In-person convocation ceremonies for graduates from the Class of 2020 are planned to be held on March 1, announced NTU president Subra Suresh on Tuesday (Jan 5).

The physical event had been delayed since last July due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and will be conducted in accordance with prevailing public health measures and government regulations, wrote Prof Suresh and deputy president and provost Ling San in an email to students.

Soapbox understands that each graduate may invite up to two guests, and that all attendees will be required to take a pre-event test for Covid-19 and present a negative test result before being admitted into the venue.

“Protecting the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and guests remains our University’s top priority,” said the email.

“We realise that the global pandemic is not over, and that it continues to evolve in unpredictable ways. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and share more details with you in subsequent messages.”

The ceremonies are to be held on the same week as this year’s annual dance competition Hall Olympiad Closing Ceremony, which had its venue changed last month by organisers and school authorities from the Nanyang Auditorium to the Lee Kong Chian Lecture Theatre.

However, school authorities have yet to confirm that the venue switch is linked in any way to the upcoming convocation.

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