Ajman University welcomes freshmen with orientation day
The welcoming was held for the freshmen entering Ajman University for the 2016-2017 school year.
The ceremony began with the playing of the national anthem accompanied by verses from the Holy Quran. Next, Ajman University and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Administrative Affairs Dr. Khalid Al Khaja welcomed the freshmen and their parents and wished them a rewarding year at AUST. He delivered the university speech and informed the students what they can expect throughout the day.
“We are fully aware that, as students new to this university in particular and to university life in general, you are bound to have questions,” Al Khaja said. “For this reason, we have built our New Student Orientation Program around you, so that you can find answers to your questions and gain some valuable insights into what our university has to offer in terms of facilities, resources, programs, faculties and departments, and all other services. Our Orientation Day will provide you with a lot of information and tips; it will afford you the opportunity to learn how to navigate the campus and build a network of resources that will help you start off your AUST journey on the right foot.”
Dr. Abdul Al Nuaimi, vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Community Services, also addressed the anxious freshmen by introducing the deans of the university. He went on to wish the students great academic success and encouraged them to find their true calling while attending the university.
Student life was depicted through videos and pieces of wisdom that were given to the new students from parents at the orientation.
Coincidentally, the orientation fell on the Emirati Women Day; to celebrate the event, Khadeeja Al Raeesi, director general of the Al Ajmani Charity Foundation, was invited to speak on her life experiences. The Ajman University alumnus encouraged the students to stay positive, always look for the good side of situations and learn from mistakes. AL Raeesi is a mother, homemaker and member of both the Lawyers Association UAE and Youth Ambassador program.
Students were then able to win prizes by answering a variety of questions. In addition, eight students who were celebrating birthdays on orientation day, Aug. 28, received a gift from the university -- and other students sang to them to help celebrate.
Orientation day wrapped up with a tour of the campus lead by the students’ respective colleges. Freshmen wishing to see the city were given guided tours through the Emirates of Ajman to the landmarks of the city.