LUMS Welcomes Class of 2025
Beginning university is an important milestone for every student. To celebrate this momentous occasion, and to welcome the Class of 2025, LUMS held an exciting mix of online and in-person events as part of this year’s Orientation Week. The celebrations kicked-off on August 30, 2021, and over the course of six days, students had the opportunity to get to know what life at LUMS is all about.
The Opening Ceremony featured messages from the University’s leadership, management and the Student Council, who warmly welcomed the incoming batch and offered words of encouragement and support.
Anoosh Fatima Khan, President, Student Council, assured new students unwavering support throughout their time at LUMS. “The Council is a student-elected institution which works as a liaison between the student body and the administration so that none of your concerns or voices go unheard. My team and I welcome you and promise that we will make you feel at home.”
Dr. Adnan Zahid, Dean, Office of Student Affairs, encouraged the students to take advantage of all the facilities and experiences LUMS has to offer. He shared that students have access to over 50 student societies, ranging from dramatics and music to literature and science and that LUMS also offers exchange programmes at some of the best universities of the world.
Addressing the incoming batch, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad, urged the first-years to explore new passions. He added, “LUMS is your new family. Your greatest learning will derive from the diversity at LUMS, and appreciating new perspectives. So make the most of your time, test your limits and let nothing stop you from reaching your potential.”
The students also received an inspiring welcome from Syed Babar Ali, Founding Pro Chancellor, “Your time at LUMS is going to be historic. You will learn as much in the classroom as outside the classroom. Take full advantage of your stay at LUMS; join societies, use the library, meet the faculty, and add to your knowledge. Whatever you learn can be a treasure for you for the rest of your life.”
During the O-Week proceedings, students had the opportunity to experience a virtual campus tour, and were apprised of the COVID-19 SOPs on campus. They also explored the learning and teaching methodology at the University through a session titled, ‘Welcome to My Class’. Faculty members explained some of the flexible learning options that have been built into the courses to make learning accessible for all students, and the types of assessments that students can expect in their courses. Students also learnt more about the advising landscape at LUMS, the support systems in place, and the University’s policies.
Throughout the week, students interacted and bonded with each other. They engaged in fun-filled activities such as a sports gala, scavenger hunt, a virtual game festival, Mind Quest rounds and even attended a concert by the LUMS Music Society.
Students were thrilled with their experience and expressed their appreciation. Hassan Adnan, an incoming first-year, shared, “It’s safe to say that this semester couldn’t have kicked-off any better! Mingling amongst a very cosmopolitan O-Week group gave me insight into the lives of first-years from all over the country. It fuels one’s drive to share classrooms with such diverse people. It's hard to accept that O-Week is over!”
The excitement and camaraderie experienced during O-Week provided new students with a great start to their journey at LUMS. We wish them all the best of luck!