825 freshmen embarked on their new learning journey with SUSS at the Orientation on Jan 11. Themed ‘Make your Mark for the Greater Good’, SUSS hopes the message resonated with our freshmen to strive and make their mark in society.
After an energising breakfast, the first agenda of the day was meeting the Deans and Heads of Programme for informative sessions about their courses and gathering tips on how to navigate through their new University life.
Various booths were set up at the Atrium for the students to learn more about the different services provided by the University. Among them were the Student Portal booth, where freshmen could learn how to access the student portal platform; the Teaching and Learning Centre booth, which provided information on how to acquire learning support and attend workshops that are specially crafted to aid in their learning; the Games booth, where freshmen could have a round of nostalgic carnival games, and more!
Student volunteers, academic staff, and administrative staff were also present to help answer any questions students may have about their course of study.
Our very own SUSS Silat group, which comprised of our current students, also made their debut performance at the Orientation this year. Their agile and sleek movements earned them a resounding round of applause from the students!
The best way to familiarise the students with the campus is none other than the popular Campus Tours! Our student volunteers led their juniors to essential spots in the campus such as the foodcourt, the library, bookshop, and more!
The students also downloaded the SUSS Orientation mobile app, that allowed them to scan a QR code to get an e-stamp whenever an activity at a booth was completed. Once they received 5 e-stamps, they were eligible to redeem a mystery gift! The freshmen also attended important e-learning briefings to learn how to navigate through the various e-platforms, such as the Student Portal, SUSS Library Services, and Canvas Learning Management system.
Towards the end of the day, free seminars were conducted, which, judging by the high attendance rate, were very well received. Popular topics such as “Introduction to Python” had an overwhelming number of sign ups!
From the positive feedback given via the Orientation mobile app, it was heartening to know that the freshmen found the Orientation Day fun, useful and had gained practical insights on what campus life would be like.