Freshmen students took theexciting first step towards becoming part of the HNU College community as the Guidance Services Department, in cooperation with the Central Student Government and Neo-Psyche organization of the College of Arts and Sciences, organized a one-day Freshmen Orientation program last June 9, 2012 at the Lesage Gymnasium with the theme, "Growing Into A Holynamian."
The program, emceed by Mr. Daryl Jay Calape and Ms. Ciela Jane Concon, included activities and information aimed at providing the students with an overview of the extensive range of opportunities available in the university and orienting them of the new academic environment.
Fr. Ruel Lero, SVD, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, gave the welcome remarks of the activity. It was then followed by a profound presentation and explanation of the institution’s VMG statement by the Campus Ministry Director, Fr. Samuel Clarin, SVD. During the first half of the program, there were talks coming from the University Registrar, Mrs. Prudencia Mondragon; the Students Affairs Office Director, Ms. Nanelyn D. Wate; and the school’s bookkeeper, Ms. Leovida Gudito.
In the afternoon, the heads of offices of the Council of Student Services (CSS) composed by Dr. Grace Samson from the Guidance Services Department; Ms. Cecille Reyes in behalf of the Director of Libraries, Mrs. Cecilia Samson; Fr. Samuel Clarin, SVD from the Campus Ministry Office; Dr. Warlita Aranas from the Health Services Department; Engr. Noel Uy from the CeDev Office; and Mr. Vincent Louie Raotraot from the Central Student Government also delivered talks about the facilities and assistance they could provide to the students.
To keep the freshmen entertained, representatives from the Local Government Unitsstaged creative presentations about the activities in their respective colleges and gave testimonies about their experiences. There were also trivia games with prizes given throughout the program.
The one-day activity ended with a school tour prepared by student volunteers where the freshmen were divided according to the department that they belong.