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AUK Kicks Off New Academic Year

10th Oct 2021 | by the Department of PR & Marketing

AUK kicked off a new academic year and welcomed new and returning students to the University. The Office of Student Life in the Division of Student Affairs held its annual welcome week activities which included virtual orientation sessions for new students that introduced them to the University and all the facilities and services available to them. Attended by 400 students, the vice president for student affairs, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar emphasized that they are now part of the wolf pack community; inviting them to lean on this community, she said “You have a huge support group that will be available to you, to assist you when you need help, to guide you when you feel lost, to cheer you up when you feel down, and to share your joy in your moments of victory.”

Among the week’s activities was also a virtual clubs involvement fair that introduced new and returning students to various clubs and organizations on campus. With 19 registered clubs in the fall 2021 semester and 130 student attendees, each club’s president or representative was in attendance and spoke about what their club’s purpose was, what they had planned throughout the year, and what their personal experiences were with the clubs. Students had the opportunity to meet members of the clubs and organizations, as well as ask questions and further explore the aims of each club. Director of the Office of Student Life, Shirley Sullivan said, “We encourage students to join or form a club that covers their interest, and explore opportunities to network, share, and develop leadership skills. The experience widens students’ horizons, allows them to improve their skills, and provide valuable experiences. Student clubs are a great way to empower and enrich students while serving the community and leave a legacy on campus.”

The fall semester is following a hybrid model of education where students alternate between online and on campus studies. All University events will continue to be held virtually to ensure students’ health and safety. 
Screenshot of Club Fair attendees

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