Orientation Schedule


Welcome to Orientation 2021!

Here at Yale-NUS College, our mandatory Orientation serves as a key programme for students to transition into a new phase of their academic journey and personal development. Just as importantly, it is an opportunity for individuals to explore and engage with the wider Yale-NUS community.

As such, Orientation poses these four key questions:

    • Where am I?
    • Who am I and who am I here with?
    • Who are we and what is this community?
    • Why am I here?

This year is no different!

Even during these unprecedented and uncertain times, the committee of staff and student leaders are dedicated to creating a programme that encapsulates the values and essence of the Yale-NUS experience. Our Orientation will focus on cultivating growth, bonding, and reflection that will last throughout your time at Yale-NUS.

With that said, the team has modified the traditional format of Orientation to accommodate these new circumstances. This year’s programme will include both in-person and virtual activities, with an emphasis on virtual activities so that you can experience Orientation with your peers no matter where you are.

Look out for the exciting events to come!

    • aMaze
    • Mass Dance
    • Student Organisation Hangouts
    • Get-togethers with your Orientation group
    • Chats with your Rector and Assistant Dean
    • First Year Assembly
    • Candlelight Ceremony
    • And many more!

We hope you’re excited as we are! Get ready Class of 2025 – we will see you very soon.

For a list of First Year FAQs, please click here!

Can’t wait for Orientation to start? Wondering what’s in store for you at Yale-NUS?

Our Orientation Group Leaders (OGLs) and Orientation Committee (O’Comm) members are planning lots of activities that you can look forward to before Orientation even starts! Whether you’ll be packing at home or quarantining during your Stay-Home Notice (SHN), there are lots of activities for you to enjoy!

Have your student life questions answered at our mukbang and Q&A live streams, find out about the SHN and move-in experience through vlogs, and connect with your peers over virtual Lunch Tags!

Don’t miss out! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to stay up-to-date with all the latest we have in store for you.

Important Dates / Orientation Schedule

Campus Move-In After completion of SHN For students not currently in Singapore
28 – 29 July (4pm) For students currently residing in Singapore
ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES 29 July – 6 August For all students
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES 10 August For all students

Please review the move-in dates noted above and plan your arrival to Yale-NUS accordingly. If you are an international student who is not currently located in Singapore, it is recommended that you do not purchase a flight to Singapore until after your student pass is approved and you have been given clearance to enter Singapore. While we hope that you can arrive on campus in time to join us for the start of Orientation, do not worry if you are unable to do so. We will have many virtual events during Orientation for you to join in!

Full participation in the Orientation programme is mandatory. A detailed schedule will be posted on our social media pages over the summer. On-campus or online, please expect to be busy throughout Orientation as the programme involves a variety of academic and community sessions that are crucial to preparing for success at Yale-NUS.

For additional information about pre-arrival communications and Stay-Home Notice (SHN) support, please review the Matriculation & Pre-Enrolment 2021 Timeline and the First-Year FAQs.

For additional information about academic life, please review the Academic Calendar.

It’s the season to sow the seeds for a new beginning. Wherever you may be, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to Yale-NUS College as we kick off Orientation on 29 July 2021!

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Last updated 10 June 2021