NUS Commencement live webcasts in High Definition

A commencement ceremony

The Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT) extends our heartiest congratulations to the graduands of 2016.

NUS Commencement 2016 was a special occasion for the graduates and their families as well as CIT.

We have been recording and streaming NUS Commencement ceremonies since 1999. This year was the first time that CIT streamed all 23 ceremonies live on the Internet in high definition (HD).

His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor confers the Honorary Doctor of Laws on Madam Halimah Yacob, Speaker of the Singapore Parliament

Streaming in HD on the Internet posed many challenges. Each ceremony lasted well over two hours. So, CIT had to cater for multiple redundancies for its recording equipment and streaming infrastructure.

HD allowed friends and family to witness this event anywhere in the world in high clarity. This is invaluable and memorable for those who live overseas or could not attend the event in person.

Over 7,000 viewers watched Commencement 2016 live on the Internet.

Commencement venue - University Cultural Centre (UCC)

CIT also pre-recorded congratulatory messages from Deans and Professors in HD before Commencement. The messages were played back during Commencement 2016 ceremonies. The videos allowed Deans and Professors to deliver their wishes to the graduates and their families.

This year, 10,395 students graduated from NUS. Commencement signifies the beginning of new chapters in their lives. It also marks their status as NUS alumni.

Once again, congratulations to the Class of 2016!

CIT's staff in the UCC Control Room