June to August
Receive-And-Give (RAG) is one of the biggest Freshmen Orientation Projects of SoC. RAG takes place between June to August in preparation for the annual RAG Day performance to show appreciation to our sponsors and public for their generous donations to various beneficiaries during Flag Day.
There are three aspects of the performance: Float, Makeup and Costume, and Dance. No prior experience is required - You'll be learning from the best here in SoC RAG! All freshmen and seniors are encouraged to join SoC RAG to not only share their talents, but also to forge long-lasting friendships and create awesome memories.
Together, let's carve another milestone for SoC RAG. Let's go Comp RAG!
Every year's RAG has a different theme, but the idea behind it has always been to integrate
the freshmen into the SoC family and promote the RAG & FLAG spirit among them. RAG 2017 took
the same ideas and took it to new heights, introducing an all new REP program and a much better
coordinated show. RAG 2017 was meaningful to me because it was my first RAG experience. RAG
gives you an unique experience that is unlike other freshmen orientation projects. Across the
timespan of 2 months, you will form stronger bonds and forge deeper friendships than you would
at any other camp. Whether you are an incoming freshmen or a senior, there is definitely a place
in RAG for you. You should not miss the chance to participate in such a meaningful event in your
university life. Join RAG, make friends, leave a legacy behind.
Ng Chee Siang, Year 2 Computer Science Student
RAG? Float, dance, makeup, costume? I couldn’t make sense of how all these could come together to
form ‘RAG’. In retrospect, I’m delighted I took the leap of faith and joined RAG with my friends.
Through RAG, I have forged friendships where we could all have fun and enjoy our time at SoC together.
With very limited opportunities to mingle around and befriending people during school term, RAG serves
as a great platform for an interactive and fulfilling experience. We shared memorable late-night
sessions touching up on our costumes, slogging through countless rehearsals and trainings, and of
course, having fun together. As dancers in RAG, we do not require any background in dance and most
people partake RAG without prior dance experience. Learning something new together with friends was
sure fun and memorable! I urge you guys to take the leap of faith, give SoC and yourself a chance
to experience the epitome of fun before all hell breaks loose when school starts!
Tan Zhe Hao, Year 1 Business Analytics Student
RAG has given me the opportunity to further friendships forged during FSC. In addition to picking
up new interests such as dance, it also allowed me to get to know more students, both seniors and
freshmen from School Of Computing and made my freshmen experience so much more vibrant and exciting.
If you are looking for a fun start to your university life, join RAG and forge new friendships and
create memories that will last!
Thaddeus Lim Zhi Yu, Year 1 Computer Science student
As a freshman joining the RAG experience, it has definitely been an interesting and fulfilling journey
for me. As I have always wanted to try out dance but never having the chance to take it up, I thought
that RAG would be a great opportunity to try dancing. In the end, I have no regrets joining RAG as not
only did I make new friends, be it freshmen or seniors, that made my time in school so much better, but
I got to have a great freshman experience from practicing for our dance item to helping out behind the
scenes with the floats. I am extremely thankful to be part of this journey and I would recommend any
freshmen that I meet to join the RAG experience.
Lim Kian Hong, Year 1 Information Security Student
Vice Project Director
Teh Zhi Thon
Vice Project Director
Yow Ren Jie
Makeup and Costumes Head
Lim Zi Yun
Assistant Makeup and Costumes Head
Lim Sing Jie
Assistant Dance Head
See Hui Yee
Koh Wei Xin
Koh Zhi Ming
Lim Wai Lun
Tan Wei Li
Zhao Jun Ru
Teh Wen Yi
Tham Si Mun
Lim Qian Yi
Ng Feng Long
Phua Yue Jun
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