Beijing, 30th June, 2020 (BISTU)
From Sep 2016 to July 2020 and from meeting each other to saying goodbye to each other, all the experiences and stories here are about you.
The beginning of our stories
Is the directive of our dreams and the call of serendipity.
The summer holiday four years ago saw
That you choose BISTU
And BISTU also chooses you from a number of applicants.
And then we embark on a four-year journey.
The four years fly in a split second.
Diligence has led to achievements.
Looking back at the moment of saying goodbye,
We recall various experiences, all of which are happy memories
And all of which are our youth.
Please board on this time machine
And follow us to those most cherished memories.
September of 2016, the heady fragrance of laurel blossoms wafted through the fresh air and you stepped into the campuses of BISTU.
Since then, you have found
A home away from home at BISTU
With love of your parents at home
You are a bit confused, but you are yearning for something
in the college life here.
The opening ceremony, the ceremony for starting our college life
“Learn to learn and achieve the best as we can”
Said the President
Farewell to your past, whether it is regret or success
It is the time now to make a promise for the coming four years
It is the place where you begin your journey
It is a whole-new point of start
Still vivid in our memories is the shining afternoon
When associations and societies of the University
Recruit new members
You admire those senior students
And you have made up your mind to give it a try
College life shall be a colorful one.
You are dressed up
For events of the associations and societies
Young and vigorous
You have learned to shoulder responsibilities
And you have been determined to
Make it better.
New members of Concert Band
Shine in the welcome concert for fresh students
It is their first trip
To a music stage in the college
“Meet you here at BISTU”
You enjoy yourselves on the talent show for freshmen
The best time of life
Shall be the time to celebrate our youth
Spring blossoms in April witness
Your participation in the first sports game at college
Your spurt after the starting gun
And your slam-dunk in front of the backboard
Are vitality and masculinity of youth.
Military training comes in summer to test your efforts and will
And you successfully passed the test.
As Heaven's movement is ever vigorous,
So must a gentleman ceaselessly strive along.
Yes, that is what you will tell yourselves.
One competition after another
One stage after another
From 2016 to 2019
You have witnessed and attended
Four successive Robot Competitions
In the competitions and contests of all subjects
You have developed your own interest
Found your own weaknesses
Made constant progresses
And made many friends
Who cherish the same ideals and follow the same path
You are found in various volunteer activities
And in the mass pageantry of celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China.
You grow up and you contribute to the nation
During the best of your years
Which leaves the most vivid, impressive memories.
At the moment
You miss classmates, schoolmates, teachers
And dinner ladies in canteens.
You miss the home-style dishes
About which you often complain.
You want to say thank you to
Halls management and university clinic
And you want to shake hands with entrance and security guards
And you miss the smiles on these faces.
Their love and care
Are now everywhere.
Four years’ company, four years’ love and care
24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week
They are with you during the whole college life.
It is hard to just say goodbye
And they want to let you know
That it is better to keep a beginners’ mind.
There is a long time ahead.
And they sincerely wish that
You will be still what you are now
After the hardships and dangers.
The COVID-19 epidemic attacks us in a sudden
We have a different graduation season this year
The bye-bye we said to each other in winter holiday
Has been repeated this summer online.
The whole university, faculties, staff, students
Are united to combat the coronavirus.
You have experienced the lockdown
Searching job vacancies online
And defending your dissertation online.
In this whole-new attempt,
With your infinite love of the nation,
You have applied what you have learned to practice.
There is no regret: it is invaluable experience for every one;
There is no difficulty: the momentum in adversity is the drive for future.
From 2017 to 2019
You have witnessed graduation certificates and degrees conferred and granted by Secretary of CPC BISTU Committee and BISTU President
You have seen tassel shifting by them
When it is your graduation and tassel shifting
You feel like you are not well prepared.
Due to the epidemic, experiences in the past half year are mostly related to “cloud”
We are waiting for a cloud graduation ceremony
We will cherish this “cloud group photo”
We know each other at the beginning of an autumn
And we part in the middle of a summer
It is the best part of our memories
That we share the same time of growth.
It is not a goodbye in a hurry
You will make still further progresses
And for us it is a small world.
The four years are not long for us and are like a dream
The four years are a long time
Which see your metamorphosis.
This commemoration of youth is make for you
Before you embark on your journey.
We sincerely wish that
You march forward with our love
You will always love life
And race to the future with confidence and courage.