Organized by Near East University for the Fall Term of the Academic year 2018-2019 to facilitate the adaptation of the newcomer students to the academic, social and culture life, the Orientation Days have come to an end. The Orientation Days provided students with opportunity to get to know each other, the university and the country.
A wide range of cultural, social and academic activities are carried out within the scope of Orientation, Welcome and Placement Days that organized annually by the Near East University. The overriding aim of these activities is to ensure the adaptation of the newcomer students, to offer them tips on how to overcome problems they might encounter in their new university life, to introduce the new environment that they engaged in and to ensure coalescing with each other.
Within the scope of the 2018-2019 Fall Term Orientation Days program, the newcomer students were welcomed at Ercan Airport and transported to Near East University Campus for registration and accommodation.
In order to introduce the university campus and campus facilities to new students and to support them in the adaptation process to the life in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Near East University prepared a special Orientation Days program including information packs, tips, trips, social, cultural and academic activities. The program provided the newcomer students with opportunity to acquire information regarding their rights and responsibilities and the services and possibilities offered by Near East University. Through a wide range of activities, students also had opportunity not only to get to know the university, their faculties and departments but also to get acquainted with the faculty members and establish new friendships with each other.
In order to provide the newcomer students with adequate information about their new university and the campus, which is like a city in a city, a talk on “All about Near East University” was held. Within the scope of the event, students had opportunity to have breakfast all together and get acquainted with faculty members from various departments and units of the university.
In order to create an opportunity for newcomer students to meet and socialize in a friendly environment, an Outdoor Cinema Night event was held on the grass field in front of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences under the sponsorship of Turkcell. After the screening of the film, the students enjoyed themselves by dancing with music.
Cultural Trips were oganized...
Within the scope of the Orientation Program that organized by the Near East University Student Dean's Office, cultural tours to Nicosia and Kyrenia region were organized in order to better introduce the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to the newcomer students and their accompanying parents.
During the tour, the historical and touristic places of Nicosia such as Dr. Fazıl Küçük Museum, Büyük Han (Great Inn), Selimiye Mosque, Arasta/Bedestan, and places of interest in Kyrenia such as Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia Harbour, Karaoğlanağlu Martyrdom, Yavuz Landing Beach were visited. The tour guides of Near East University provided the students and their parents with adequate information regarding the places and their importance in our history and culture.
A resounding Welcome Party...
On the last day of the Orientation Days program, "I Love NEU" activities were organized by the Student Dean Office within the scope of the Welcome Party. During the event, the promotion of the student clubs/associations affiliated with the Near East University was realized. In order to ensure a cozy environment, where newcomer students could have fun and enjoy themselves, NEU Student Dean spared no sacrifices in providing buffets with meals and soft drinks, music bands, DJs and dance shows taking breaths away. This pleasant friendly environment provided students with opportunity to generate a good synergy by merging each other and live the joy of being a new member of Near East Family that adopts "Living a continental life on the island" as a fundamental goal.
The social, cultural and academic activities that carried out within the scope of the Orientation Days program were very significant in providing opportunity for newcomer students to get acquainted with the cordial family environment of Near East University, to get to know the university and campus life, North Cyprus, and to establish new friendships.