NTU HIGHLIGHTS August 2016  

Graduating Students Enjoy Bando Banquet on Royal Palm Blvd.

The NTU Graduation Association carried on the NTU tradition of organizing a Taiwanese-style bando banquet for graduating students by holding its sixth banquet on May 29.  The festivities were held on Royal Palm Boulevard and featured an array of 230 banquet tables.

Held for large groups on special occasions, Taiwan’s bando banquets revolve around multi-course meals served at large round banquet tables and typically take place outdoors under colorful makeshift tents.

Due to the large number of students who register for the event each year, the association relies on a lucky drawing to determine which students can attend.  This year, more than 2,000 lucky students won tickets.

The association cooperated with Chinatrust Commercial Bank in organizing this year’s banquet.  Breaking with tradition, instead of giving students entrance tickets, the organizers presented them with certificates that could be exchanged for commemorative graduation chopsticks.  Not only were the utensils used during the meal, they were also taken home as a memento of the good times they shared at NTU.