The Straits Times (ST) reported that Yale-NUS College will be the first among the local universities to hold a graduation ceremony online after the coronavirus pandemic derailed plans for the 183 graduands’ graduation ceremony. ST interviewed student speaker Scott Lee Chua and DDP graduand Louis Ngia (both from Class of 2020), who expressed that having a virtual ceremony was a good way of celebrating the graduating class in the current situation. Vice President (Engagement) and Senior Lecture Dr Trisha Craig, and Associate Director (Alumni Affairs and Strategic Events) Ms Alyson Rozells were also interviewed. They shared their experiences with planning the online ceremony.
The College’s plans to hold a virtual graduation ceremony were also reported in Lianhe Zaobao, which interviewed interviews with graduands Kwak Chae Woon Grace and Nathaniel Mah (both from Class of 2020) who will be contributing to the ceremony with performances.