BRAC University organized an orientation program for the new students of the Summer 2022 semester on 4 June, 2022. The program was held at Golf Garden, Army Golf Club. This was the first in-person orientation program after the COVID pandemic.
Professor Vincent Chang, Vice-Chancellor, BRAC University, attended the event as the chief guest while Dr. Sang Lee, Dean, BRAC Business School, Dr. Dave Dowland, Registrar, Dr. Samia Huq, Dean, School of General Education, along with the other academic deans and heads attended the event. Ms. Tahsina Rahman, Joint Director, Student Life, was the host of the program.
Dr. Dave Dowland welcomed the students and expressed his profound pleasure at organising an in-person orientation after two years. He then spoke on several recent student centric initiatives of BRAC University. He also encouraged the students to utilize these opportunities and thrive for excellence.
Dr. Samia Huq in her speech elaborated on several distinctive features of BRAC University. She also spoke on the university’s General Education program and affiliation with the prestigious Open Society University Network.
Dr Sang Lee congratulated the students for choosing BRAC University. In his speech, Dr. Lee shared recent activities and initiatives of BRAC Business School. He also
mentioned of the school’s recent partnerships with some reputed institutions abroad. The school is also working to avail accreditation of the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, he added.
Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman, Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, also spoke at the event. He gave an overview of the university’s success in robotics competitions abroad. He urged the freshers to take inspiration from these successes and continue the legacy.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang in his speech expressed his profound appreciation to the freshers who have enrolled at BRAC University this semester. The university is doing its best to become a learning hub of life and for life, said Professor Chang in his speech. After a delay of two years for the COVID-19 pandemic, BRAC University is planning to again enhance its activities outside classrooms, said Professor Chang. The university is also planning to move to its new campus soon, he added.
Professor Chang encouraged the freshers to become “unicorns” in their own way. A “unicorn” is considered a very rare and pure magical figure. He said the students could become very unique, valuable and rare just like a “unicorn” as long as they have the curiosity and a problem solving and purposeful mindset.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang presented tokens of appreciations to four students who attained success at several national and international competitions recently.
The orientation program included a club fair showcasing 29 student clubs of BRAC University, cultural performance and a concert.