On 12 March 2016, the Department celebrated its 50th anniversary with a reunion dinner at the Kent Ridge Guild House. The event was attended by more than 220 former and current faculty members, administrative staff, and postgraduate and undergraduate students. The evening started with a welcome speech by Prof Vineeta Sinha, the current Head of Department, followed by a series of games and quizzes. There was also a display of photo montages of the department, faculty members and students at its former location at the Bukit Timah campus, and its current location at the Kent Ridge campus. Members of the pioneer class, who set up the NUS Sociology Alumni Bursary Fund (initiated by the Pioneer Class of '69) for financially needy Year 3 and Year 4 Sociology majors, also joined in the celebration.