After the long summer break, the LUMS campus saw its vibrancy return with the LUMS Orientation Week (O Week 2015) which commenced today. The event started with an orientation session for parents and students of the undergraduate Class of 2019 held at the LUMS Syed Maratab Ali Sports Complex. A dynamic mix of students, parents, and faculty members filled the auditorium. The students’ excitement was only exceeded by their parents’, whose smiles showed how proud they were of their children. The entire LUMS community welcomed the new class on campus.
O Week is organised each year for the new batch to welcome them to the University as they embark on an exciting new journey through LUMS. It is designed to give students and their parents the chance to acquaint themselves with the campus and the community, by participating in group based activities. These activities help equip the newcomers with vital information, and provide guidance from faculty and senior students, to make an easy transition to university life.
Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, LUMS officially welcomed the parents and students. He congratulated them and encouraged the students to make the best of what LUMS has to offer as these four years would shape their professional careers for the rest of their lives. Later the Deans and senior faculty of the four schools at LUMS introduced their departments and programmes.
After the welcome session, a tour of the campus and its facilities was given. A batch photo session, and an icebreaking/team building session followed. The O week will be a week full of fun and productive activities. The highlights of this year’s O Week includes a flash mob, a sports gala, Food Street on campus, a carnival, a trip to Joyland, and an art competition.