Hundreds of newcomers attend orientation
In pictures — Incoming students from around the world visit LAU Beirut and Byblos to familiarize themselves with the campuses and services.
In pictures —
Hundreds of newly accepted students visited LAU Beirut and Byblos last week to familiarize themselves with the campuses, services and procedures before their spring classes start. Beirut’s orientation took place on February 8 and 10, while the Byblos orientation on February 8. Students included freshmen as well as transfers who have already racked up enough credits to be considered sophomores. The orientations, which take place each semester to welcome new students, were organized by the guidance offices of the respective campuses.
Freshman students in Beirut began the orientation program with several presentations in Irwin Hall Auditorium.
Following the presentations, the students were taken on a tour of the campus which included this stop at the Riyad Nassar Library.
The tour lasted about two hours, including a picnic.
Students were given the opportunity to visit several stands and learn about student and alumni activities.
Several campus offices set up stands to inform students about their services.
A handful of student groups encouraged the students to join.
Students enjoyed lunch outside the Safadi Fine Arts Building during their campus tour.
Dr. Mars Semaan, Dean of Students in Byblos, welcomed the newcomers during a morning presentation.
Elie Samia, director of the Guidance Office in Byblos, highlighted the importance of academic advising for students to stay on track with their studies.
Joseph Kanaan, program coordinator at the Byblos Guidance Office, encouraged students to join one of the many clubs on campus.
Rana Sakr, career guidance officer in Byblos, introduced students to the types of services offered and events organized through her office.
Like in Beirut, the Byblos campus offices and student clubs set up tables and stands for students to explore.
The newcomers marched through the Byblos Student Lounge during a campus tour.