Stanley Ho East Asia College, with collective effort of her House Association (HA) and floor leaders, held a successful freshmen orientation program to welcome new students to the College for their freshman year. Covering a series of workshops and activities, the program helped freshmen get to know fellow students and the College, as well as build aspirations for university life.
By the time new students first arrived at the College, student leaders warmly welcomed them, and were eager to introduce to them various aspects of daily life and various facilities in the College. In the evenings, floor leaders organized welcome gatherings and different exciting ice-breaking and orienteering games for freshmen and other students get to know each other.
The SHEAC HA also organized a series of orientation activities. Not only did ice-breaking games facilitate participants to get familiar with each other, they were designed to promote communication among people from different backgrounds. A barbecue gathering at Ha Sac Beach, with participation of over 120 joyful freshmen and upper-class students, drew the whole orientation program of SHEAC to a successful closure.
Meanwhile, several workshops covering IT service of the University, dining etiquette of formal dinner, information about the course add/drop procedures, and College life should help freshmen to kick start their university.
The busy yet fulfilling orientation week has reinvigorated both new and returning students to begin the new semester in high spirits. Through these activities, not only have freshmen experienced the energy of the College, we also hope they will develop a sense of belonging so that they would see the College as a big family where they can call it home and explore their potentials for whole-person growth.
By: Dr. Sancia Wan, Resident Fellow