Orientation Program for Freshmen, New Students and Transferees
The annual comprehensive orientation program was held June 24, 2015 at the St. Freinademetz Theater, for the 591 freshmen, new students and transferees enrolled for the 1st Semester, SY 2015-2016. Joining them are their parents/guardians who were also required to attend the said activity. The whole-day orientation was divided into two sessions – the 8-12 morning session, which was attended by the students from the School of Business and Accountancy, and the 1:30-5:00 afternoon session which brought together the students of the so-called BIG 5 (School of Nursing, School of Education, School of Information Technology, School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering and Architecture).
This informative activity, designed to facilitate student adjustments to life in the tertiary/higher education was initiated by the Office of Student Affairs and the Guidance and Testing Center. The students were briefed on the institution’s vision, mission and goals, academic policies, financial policies, rules and regulations, student conduct and discipline, student programs, services and facilities. Other information relative to student welfare and development were extensively discussed by Rev. Fr. Denny D. Lucas, VPEA and Prof. Romana L. Bitancor, VPAA among others.
In between the talks, intermission numbers were presented by the Performing Arts Guild -Talugading Chorale rendered a song supplemented by dance number by the Salang Tala Dance group.
At the end of each session, the administration extended their appreciation to the parents and guardians for sending their children to Divine Word College of Laoag. The school’s sincere desire to give their children the guidance to successfully hurdle college life and ultimately be transformed into t5rue witnesses to the Word, through series of activities preluded by the orientation, was also emphasized.