On the days of September 1st and 2nd, an infusion of new blood was injected into AHUT. Over 6300 undergraduate and graduate students were admitted this year (international students are not included). To serve the freshmen registration better, staff members and volunteers worked all day long, waiting for new AHUTers.
A freshman checking in
Great importance was attached to the orientation work.To help new comers get to the campus, both student and staff volunteers went to the train stations and bus stations to pick up them. Publicity columns,temporary break stations, advisory offices and other service sites for freshmen and their parents were set up in two campuses. Campus radio station also came into use with non-stop broadcasting of all kinds of check-in information to make it easier for freshmen to register.
Volunteers carrying luggages
To welcome the new comers, the opening ceremony was held in the playground in Jiashan campus on the afternoon of September 8th. The heads of relevant departments, leaders of different schools, teachers and student representatives, training instructors, as well as freshmen of 2017 school year attended the ceremony.
At the ceremony, President Li Jiaxin delivered the keynote speech. In his address, President Li Jiaxin extended his congratulations, warmly welcomed all the freshmen and delivered his hope that they would take the pursuit of knowledge and ideals. He also paid tribute to parents and teachers who have cultivated the students and conveyed his care to the military training instructors.
President Li Jiaxin delivering speech
Liu Xianguo, Professor from School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wang Liuxin, the senior student representative, and ChengYanfeng, the freshmen representative also extended congratulations in their speeches.
Teacher and student representatives delivering speechs
On the same evening, Welcome Party for 2017 freshmen was held in the stadium in Jiashan campus. Over 5,000 teachers and students watched the show. The party added elements of AHUT in its theme, design and program arrangement, etc., and also helped to convey concerns and blessings to freshmen.
(by Chen Guohuan)