ABOUT
CONVOCATION

Our heartiest congratulations on your successful admission into SMU! Welcome to A Different U.

Convocation marks the start of your meaningful and memorable journey at SMU. Our faculty and student leaders will officially welcome you into the SMU family with pomp and celebration. Sit back and enjoy the dazzling and spectacular performances by SMU's very own performing arts groups. It will be an unforgettable evening for you and your family.

 
 

UNIVERSITY MACE

The SMU mace is the official symbol of authority, prestige and power of our university. Featuring a retro-modernist outlook, the mace incorporates the traditional metaphors with modern aesthetics that mark the 21st century beginnings of a university.

The "SINGAPORE 2000" text at the top of the headset represents hierarchy, with the country and state at the very pinnacle. Three sectional banners bear the symbol of the "Tangram Lion" representing SMU, and they serve to encourage us to continue uphold the values of SMU in innovative pedagogy, research and educational excellence. Three jadeite inserts on the sides symbolize the staff and students of SMU, the community at large and Singapore.

 
 

Ceremonial &
Official Gowns

At Convocation, the Guest of Honour, SMU Chancellor, Chairman, President, Provost and faculty will be dressed in the SMU ceremonial and official gowns. These gowns are in royal blue with gold trimming and embroidered with SMU crests. The gown is worn with the blue mortarboard with gold tassel.

GONFALONS

The Grand Procession is led by student representatives carrying the University gonfalon and School gonfalons. The University gonfalon is adorned by the SMU crest with the signature Blue and Gold. The School gonfalons represent the six different schools in SMU, each bearing the school's name and their respective school colours.

 
 

PROGRAMME

Grand Procession

Welcome Address by SMU Chairman

Mr Ho Kwon Ping

Keynote Address by Guest-of-Honour

Dr Victor K. Fung

Address by SMU President

Professor Arnoud De Meyer

Address by SMUSA President

Mr Fu Fei

Student Life Showcase

Reception

 
 

SPEAKERS' PROFILES

MR HO KWON PING

Chairman, Board of Trustees
Singapore Management University

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DR VICTOR K. FUNG

Group Chairman, Fung Group
Honorary Chairman, Li & Fung Limited

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PROF ARNOUD DE MEYER

President
Singapore Management University

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MR FU FEI

President
SMU Students' Association (SMUSA)

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Details

FOR FRESHMEN

We seek your cooperation in making this event a memorable one. Kindly take note of the following:

  1. All freshmen are highly encouraged to attend the event.
  2. RSVP and on-site registration are not required.
  3. Dress code for ladies: Long-sleeved white shirt, black skirt/pants and black court shoes.
  4. Dress code for gentlemen: Long-sleeved white shirt, tie, black pants and black shoes.
  5. Doors will be open from 6.00pm.
  6. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  7. Freshmen are to be seated with families.
  8. Kindly be seated by 7.00pm.

Please email convocation@smu.edu.sg if you have wheelchair-bound guests so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

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For Families

We seek your cooperation in making this event a memorable one. Kindly take note of the following:

  1. Please bring the invitation card for admission.
  2. Each invitation card admits 2 guests.
  3. RSVP and on-site registration are not required.
  4. Please do not bring children under the age of 10.
  5. The dress code for the event is smart casual.
  6. Doors will be open from 6.00pm.
  7. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  8. Families are to be seated with freshmen.
  9. Kindly be seated by 7.00pm.

Please email convocation@smu.edu.sg if you have wheelchair-bound guests so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.

 
 
 
 

Getting to the Venue

Suntec Convention Centre 1 Raffles Boulevard S(039593)
Halls 601 – 604, Level 6 (Ceremony)
Halls 401 – 402, Level 4 (Reception)


By Car or Taxi

Entrance to the Drop-Off Area and Suntec Convention Centre car park is via Temasek Boulevard. Please park at B1 Green Zone (Convention Centre) and use the lifts at lobbies A & B.


By MRT

Esplanade Station (CC3)
Please use exit A and follow the signs to Suntec Convention Centre.


By Bus

Suntec Convention Centre (Bus Stop No. 02151) located along Temasek Boulevard.