2020 has been a highly unusual year thus far. As the COVID-19 pandemic is still a concern, the commencement ceremony for the engineering graduates of 2020 was held both online and offline, on June 24th, marking this unforgettable milestone in their academic journey with joy and inspiration.
Graduating students on campus attended the commencement ceremony in the COE Building No.1, while students off campus watched live broadcasts on various platforms in the comfort of their own home.
All COE leaders and teacher representatives, along with parents and families of some graduates shared this joyous moment with the graduates. The event was hosted by Associate Dean Qining Wang.
Dean Huiling Duan speaks on the ceremony
In the Class of 2020, 94 students were awarded with Ph.D. degrees and 89 students were awarded with master’s degrees. In addition, 100 undergraduates have earned bachelor’s degrees.
Dean Huiling Duan asked the graduates to embrace uncertainties and changes in life, to dare to take risks and be brave during the steps toward achieving goals. Teacher Xiaoding Wei in the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science advised them of pursuing the truth of science during their endeavor for individual success. Teacher Fanyang Mo in the Department of Energy and Resources Engineering stressed the importance of health and chasing dreams for attaining wellbeing.
The Commencement Ceremony
Student representatives Ms. Jinzi WangRong and Mr. Haoming Fang, parent representative Ms. Haomin Wang also spoke on the ceremony, before outstanding undergraduates and graduates received honors.
After the ceremony, the students had a nice walk to Yannan Garden where they took memorable photos before leaving campus.
COE sincerely congratulates all members of our graduating Class of 2020, and wishes you the very best as you move onto the next chapter in your life. It is our hope that you will go forth with strength no matter what may lie ahead, and apply the best of what you have learned at Peking University to build a better future.