Orientation Schedule 2020

Welcome to Orientation 2020!

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. And 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 would encapsulate the values and essence of the Yale-NUS experience.

With that said, the team has modified the traditional format of orientation to accommodate these new circumstances. Thus, this year’s programme will be a hybrid of online and offline activities.

More specifically, you will be required to complete a number of online sessions to learn about our community resources prior to/during your arrival on-campus. After campus move-in ending on 2 Aug, our in-person meetings will be similar to classes where we will maintain social distancing and limit the number of students in each space.

But not to fret if you are unable to arrive on campus. The committee will be working on online sessions and activities to accommodate these students. No matter where you are around the world, we want you to be able to connect and experience Orientation together with your peers!

More information will be shared in the sections below.

We hope you’re excited as we are! Get ready Class of 2024 – we will see you very soon.

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


Pre-Orientation Activities

Feeling bored in the meantime? Unsure about what to pack? Or just can’t wait to see what your Orientation is going to look like?

Well this year, our wonderful Orientation Group Leaders (OGLs) and Orientation Committee members (O’Comm) have planned various opportunities for you to get involved before Orientation even begins!

From mukbang/Q&A live streams to vlogs from our student leaders – there is plenty of student life content in the works just for you! There will also be challenges and interactive games that may get you a head start on gaining points for your Residential College to win the coveted Orientation Cup at the end of Orientation!

So don’t miss out on any activities leading up to Orientation! 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 25 July – 2 August (4pm)
1 – 2 August (4pm)
For students not currently in Singapore
For students currently residing in Singapore
For all students

Please review the move-in dates noted above and plan your arrival to Yale-NUS accordingly. Full participation in the Orientation program is mandatory. A detailed schedule will be posted here over the summer – students should 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-Enrollment 2020 Timeline and the First-Year FAQs.

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

Last updated 10 June 2020. Follow our Instagram and Facebook, and YouTube for more updates!