At the start of the new academic year, the Lingnan community has prepared a series of orientation activities to welcome freshmen to the Lingnan family.
The New Student Orientation took place from 21 to 23 August, providing freshmen with information on academic and campus life as well as guidance on how to make the most out of their university education. They also had the opportunity to taste the vibrant living and learning environment through watching the performances and visiting the booths of different interest clubs at the Campus Life Carnival.
In his welcoming address, President Leonard K Cheng encouraged the freshmen to make the most out of their university life, “You have been chosen through a rigorous process to shape Hong Kong’s future. With confidence, dedication and perseverance, I am sure you will excel in your academic endeavor, develop a rewarding career, and become an able and responsible citizen of our city, our nation, and our world,” he said.
Apart from the New Student Orientation for local students, a welcoming lunch and a one-and-a-half day orientation were organised on 19 and 20 August for 55 new non-local degree seeking students from overseas and Mainland China, among whom are ten scholarship recipients.
The University has also prepared a First Year Experience Programme to help new students adjust to university life.