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Symbolic Student Life Events

A number of significant student events are celebrated throughout the academic year. Jointly organised by the student groups, project committees as well as alumni, they provide SMU students with rich and fulfilling experiences outside the classroom, and prepare them for life after graduation.

July & August
Freshmen Orientation Camps

New undergraduates are inducted into SMU, including its unique culture and values and SMU LifeLessons, during fun-filled Freshmen Orientation Camps, held on campus.

Academic Year Opening Ceremony

SMU undergraduates are formally welcomed back to school on this special day which comprises a CCA fun-fair and an official ceremony by SMU president and SMU faculty in the evening.

SMU Arts Festival

SMU's signature arts event showcasing the creativity and artistic flair of the university's arts fraternity.

SMU Commencement

SMU's series of graduation ceremonies, held on campus, mark the completion of undergraduates' academic journey at SMU, and their commencement into the working world.

SMU Leadership Symposium

The SMU Leadership Symposium is a two-day event for participants to gain insights into the multifaceted approach to leadership, and be empowered with tools, knowledge and ideas to take on student leadership positions.

University Student Life Awards

The annual University Student Life Awards (USLA) recognises and honours students, as well as faculty and staff, who have contributed towards fostering an exciting and vibrant campus life in SMU through their involvement in CCAs and university events.

Last updated on 13 Mar 2018.