Under a clear sky,
And on the green lawn,
With colorful seats arranged to present an I ♥ BUCEA pattern,
Vigor of BUCEA was manifested to the fullest amid the waving flags.
Today, 3,415 new students gathered at Daxing Campus
To attend the opening ceremony for 2021 freshmen
To embark on a truth-seeking journey at BUCEA as explorers and strivers,
To strive for excellence in the new era as top-notch planners, designers, and architects
The bright and eye-catching red slogans
Are the constant reminders for all BUCEA members
To keep striving forward in this exceptional era.
At 8:00 a.m., September 11, the BUCEA Opening Ceremony for 2021 Freshmen was held on Daxing Campus. The ceremony was attended by university leadership, including JIANG Zeting, ZHANG Dayu, CHEN Gang, LI Weiping, LI Aiqun, HUANG Jinghong, and LI Junqi; heads of relevant departments and schools; teacher representatives and all 2021 freshmen. The ceremony was presided over by CHEN Gang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee of the University.
The opening ceremony started with the national anthem and the rising five-starred red flag. All participants stood up and sang the national anthem in unison, as a reminder to stay true to their original mission and serve the motherland.
JIANG Zeting, Secretary of the CPC Committee, BUCEA, put on school emblems for freshmen representatives and presented them with books including Xi Jinping and College Students Friends , and History of Chinese Architecture , expressing ardent expectations of BUCEA for them to work hard and strive for success.
As all freshmen stood up and wore their school emblems, they officially became members of the BUCEA family. In the spirit of the school motto “seeking truth from facts, striving for excellence”, students of the 2021 class will pass on the fine traditions of BUCEA and dedicate themselves to serving China as outstanding planners, designers, and architects.
ZHANG Dayu, Deputy Party Secretary and BUCEA President, delivering a speech
CHEN Gang, Deputy Party Secretary, presiding over the opening ceremony
LI Aiqun, Standing Party Committee Member and Vice President, announcing the Decision on Awarding the President’s Scholarship for 2021 New Undergraduate Students, President’s Scholarship for New Graduate Students, and the Scholarship for New International Students.
University leaders awarding the scholarship cetificates
XU Shifa, Beijing Scholar and Professor from School of Civil and Transportation Engineering speaking on behalf of the faculty
LI Zitian from School of Geomatics and Urban Spatial Informatics speaking on behalf of new undergraduate students
YAN Yingying from School of Environment and Energy Engineering speaking on behalf of new postgraduate students
Student representatives from BUCEA Choir singing at the opening ceremony
Student representatives from Tiananmen Square Dedication Group for the Centennial of the Founding of the CPC reciting a poem titled “A Message to the BUCEA Community in the New Era”
Students and teachers singing the BUCEA University Song
The ceremony was livestreamed to the public, gathering more than 3,000 parents and friends of the freshmen, alumni, and others online to witness this important moment in the lives of 2021 freshmen.