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SUSS Convocation 2023: Celebrating the Success of our Largest Graduating Cohort and Many Firsts

SUSS Convocation 2023 was a momentous occasion that brought together students, faculty, families, and distinguished guests to commemorate the achievements of the graduating class. Held over three days, with a total of nine physical ceremonies, it saw 2,989 graduates marking their milestone achievements.

With COVID-19 being deemed endemic, we were able to resume many of the arrangements we had previously. We scaled up our graduate numbers per session, accommodated more VIPs and guests, and brought back the post-event reception and active mingling sessions.

The ceremony was one filled with many firsts. We were the first university to have the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam grace our Convocation as SUSS’ Patron. We also had our former President, Mdm Halimah Yacob presiding over the Opening Session for the first time as SUSS Chancellor. Moreover, it was the first SUSS Convocation for Professor Tan Tai Yong as President of SUSS, as well as the first time we included ExCo members, partners, and alumni in the Academic Procession together with our academic staff. Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Health was also amongst those who graced the ceremonies and joined us in celebrating this milestone with our graduands.

(From left) Professor Robbie Goh, SUSS Provost, Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Health, Mdm Halimah Yacob, SUSS Chancellor, Mr Tharman Shamugaratnam, President of the Republic of Singapore, Mrs Mildred Tan, Chairman of SUSS Board of Trustees, Mr Richard Eu, SUSS Pro-Chancellor, Professor Tan Tai Yong, SUSS President
Session One of Convocation 2023 Ceremony in Procession

Families and friends of our graduands also tuned in to the live-streaming sessions virtually, offering their well-wishes and thoughts.

Professor Tan Tai Yong, SUSS President, Graduation speakers, as well as our Valedictorians took turns delivering their congratulatory messages to the graduates, followed by a heart-warming moment for them to express their gratitude to their loved ones at the end of the sessions.

Professor Tan Tai Yong, SUSS President giving his opening address

This special event also culminated with a special performance of the SUSS song, presented by SUSS student Jayne Lee (violinist) and Siti Adliana Binte Supiani (singer).

Once again, our heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2023!

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