The First-Year Orientation programme builds the foundation for academic success, lifetime associations, and community engagement for incoming undergraduate students. Among many firsts this year, LUMS is all set to welcome the batch of 2024 through an interactive virtual O-Week’20. Packed with various informative sessions, detailed panel discussions along with exciting ice breaking activities, the orientation week will assist First-year students to transition and adapt to university life.
Every year, LUMS welcomes a diverse student body of brilliant students from over 125 cities and towns across Pakistan. The week-long orientation programme is a dynamic and engaging experience that helps students connect with each other and faculty and learn about the hallmark values, culture and traditions of the LUMS community.
The six-day event is planned to start on Monday, September 7, 2020 with a warm welcome from the senior leadership, the coordinating committee and the alumni—all part of the incredibly supportive LUMS family.
Catering to the needs of the current times, a rigorous interactive panel discussion is scheduled to address the health and safety concerns during COVID-19. In addition, to prepare students for a demanding fall semester, a demo session “Welcome to My Class” with faculty has been included. The 45 minutes session will orient students with the process of online learning and acquaint them with the tools and methodology used across the 5 Schools at LUMS. There will also be Q/A sessions and discussions to address the concerns put forth by the students.
Through 6-days students will be part of several interactive sessions with the respective Schools on academic advising, learning about core courses, engaging with faculty, understanding Learning Management System (LMS), departmental access and support facilities among many others.
Along with all the informative sessions, there will also be various innovative ice-breaking activities like MindQuest, ROBLOX, Virtual Game Festival, Online concert and Vlog competition designed to help the students engage with one another.
While the virtual Orientation Week is indeed unprecedented, the administration and the coordinating committee are striving to ensure that O-Week’20 is an informative, memorable, and exhilarating experience for the incoming students.