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When Celebration Comes in a Special Delivery 

In place of a party, the Class of 2020 get a New Alumni Welcome Pack to celebrate their graduation

 8 FEB 2021
New Alumni Welcome Pack

Like most other key events on SIT’s university calendar, the tradition of holding the annual SIT New Alumni Welcome Party to welcome newly minted graduates was disrupted amid social distancing measures. Still, the celebration must go on, and a warm welcome was delivered in a box to the Class of 2020, right to their doorstep. 

Inside the New Alumni Welcome Pack were a packet of customised rock candy, a handcrafted soap bar from Rough Beauty by Nursing Practice alumnus Ms Chew Jia Tian, a fabric mask with its pouch, and stickers as well as stick-on patches featuring the winning designs by SITizens from the Sticker-Patch Competition held last year.

After participating as a student helper for the New Alumni Welcome Party for the past few years, Mr Shawn Koh, a Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) graduate, shared that he was disappointed at first to know that the party would have to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The New Alumni Welcome Pack, delivered straight to his home, was a pleasant surprise. “Upon receiving the parcel, I was very excited and started sharing the information with my fellow alumni. The items inside were very practical and useful for a time like this,” said Mr Koh. 

Diagnostic Radiography graduate Ms Jolene Tan was looking forward to receiving her New Alumni Welcome Pack as many of her friends had already received it before she did. “I definitely enjoyed unwrapping and exploring the items in the pack, I thought it was very thoughtful especially in times like this. I like that the mask had a small design at the side and I have stuck the patches onto my room display as a memento,” she said.

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