The NUS Bukit Timah Campus took on a nostalgic air reminiscent of the 1960s to welcome alumni back to their alma mater. More than 1,000 alumni and guests, including Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife, attended the annual Bukit Timah Homecoming on 5 July to catch up with friends and relive their student days.
The 2014 Homecoming celebrated multiple occasions—the 85th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Science; the 55th anniversary of Raffles Hall, one of NUS’ oldest halls of residence; and the 10th anniversary of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School). Also joining the celebration were alumni from the Class of 1964 who came together for their 50th-anniversary gathering. Five large cakes were cut by alumni representatives to celebrate the various anniversaries.
Singapore’s very own Elvis Presley—aka William David—entertained the crowd with popular hits of “the King”. The songs were accompanied by Elvis’ signature moves, which heated up the stage and had the audience “all shook up”.
The Homecoming, co-hosted by the Faculty of Law and LKY School, was organised by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations.