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AUK Starts Spring Semester with New Students Orientation and Welcome Week Activities

29th Jan 2020 | by the Office of Public Affairs

AUK welcomed the spring 2020 semester with a successful new student orientation event followed by welcome week activities for all students. 

The orientation was held at the University auditorium  where students were welcomed by AUK President Dr. Rawda Awwad and the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar who introduced the students to the dynamic environment on campus that involves both academic and co-curricular activities and events.

Commenting on the new student orientation and welcome week, Dr. Muzaffar said, “New student orientation is a vital step in setting a student on the path to holistic success. At AUK, we are committed to helping students prepare for this experience by ensuring that both our first-year students and transfer students feel welcomed into the AUK community and that they join AUK with ease. It is equally important to welcome our returning students to a new semester with a fresh and positive start, and our welcome week activities are chosen and carried out with that goal in mind. We wish all new and returning students the best of luck at AUK and a fruitful spring semester.”

Part of the new student orientation were informational sessions as well as ice-breaker activities that helped ease nerves and jumpstart friendships. Following the orientation, the students were broken up into smaller groups and taken on a campus tour led by AUK Peer Mentors who have been assigned to guide them through their first few weeks at university.  

The start of the spring semester’s welcome week saw a series of festivities such as an outdoor barbeque, sports competitions between staff & students, a cookies decoration challenge, and movie night in the recreational area, in addition to an involvement fair where students familiarized themselves with all the clubs and organizations that they could join on campus.

AUK President, Dr. Rawda Awwad giving her opening remarks at the orientation

Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar addressing the students at the orientation

A group of new students during their tour of the campus

A group of new students during their tour of the campus

Students participating in an ice-breaker activity

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