The 19th Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Orientation and Welcoming Days commenced on 5th of September 2016. The program will offer new students a series of seminars and trips as well as an array of social and cultural activities to ease the adaptation process both to the university and to the environment. The orientation days are set to continue until the 19th of October 2016. Within the framework of the program new students will be welcomed at Ercan Airport as well as at the Famagusta and Kyrenia ports before being taken to their dormitories.
As part of the Orientation Days, information desks have been set up for new students and their families at the EMU-2 Dormitory, the Social and Cultural Activities Directorate, the Registrar’s Office and the Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School.
Within the framework of the 19th Orientation Days, film screenings will be taking place at the open-air cinema set up in front of EMU-2 dormitory every night at 8:00 p.m. between the 12th of September and 29th of September 2016. This will provide new students with the opportunity to meet other new students in a social context. New students will also be offered various tours within the TRNC, including a Famagusta tour on 23rd of September 2016, a Nicosia and Kyrenia tour on 24th of September 2016, a Karpaz tour on 25th of September 2016 and an EMU campus tour on 29th of September 2016. Assistants will also be taking part in the tours and will be available to answer any questions the students may have.
Seminars for New Students
The 19th EMU Orientation and Welcoming Days will also be offering seminars aimed towards the new students and their families. On the 23rd of September 2016, a seminar entitled “Life in North Cyprus” will be presented by the TRNC Police Department. On the 29th of September 2016 a seminar titled, “Richness in a Multicultural Environment” will be presented by EMU Psychological Counseling, Guidance and Research Center and a seminar titled “Life in an International Environment” will be presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selcan Timur.
On the 30th September 2016, towards the end of 19th EMU Orientation and Welcoming Days, a “Welcoming Night” celebrating the arrival of newly registered students will be taking place in the form of a cocktail at 8:00 p.m. with the participation of the administrative and academic units as well as student clubs. Taking place at EMU Ataturk Square, the Welcoming Night will also host faculties’, schools’ and student clubs’ promotional activities as well as various sports competitions, stage performances, concerts and recreational activities. Students and parents attending the Welcoming Night will also be offered unique Cypriot cuisine. New students will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other new students in a similar situation to themselves.
Source: Eastern Mediterranean University