The 20th Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Orientation and Welcoming Days commenced on the 7th of September 2017. The Orientation Days set to continue until the 29th of September 2017 will be taking place under the sponsorship of North Cyprus Turkcell. The program offers new students a series of seminars and trips as well as an array of social and cultural activities to ease the adaptation process both to the university and to the environment. New students are being met at Ercan Airport as well as at the Famagusta and Kyrenia ports before being taken to their dormitories.
As part of the Orientation Days information desks have been set up for new students and their families outside the EMU-2 Dormitory, the Social and Cultural Activities Directorate, the Registrar’s Office and the Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School.
Within the framework of the 20th Orientation Days, film screenings will be taking place at the open-air cinema set up in front of EMU-2 dormitory every night at 8:00 p.m from the 15th to the 28th of September 2017. The film screenings will provide new students with the opportunity to meet other new students in a social context. New students will also be offered various tours within the TRNC, including a Famagusta tour on 22nd of September 2017, a Nicosia and Kyrenia tour on 23rd of September 2017, a Karpaz tour on 24th of September 2017 and an EMU campus tour on 28th of September 2017. Assistants will also be taking part in the tours and will be available to answer any questions the students may have.
Valuable Seminars for New Students
The 20th EMU Orientation and Welcoming Days will also be offering seminars aimed towards the new students and their families. On the 22nd of September 2017, a seminar entitled “Life in North Cyprus” will be presented by the TRNC Police Department. On the 28th of September 2017 a seminar titled, “Richness in a Multicultural Environment” will be presented by EMU Psychological Counseling, Guidance and Research Center and a seminar titled “Life in an International Environment” will be presented by the International Office.
On the 29th September 2017 a “Welcoming Night” celebrating the arrival of newly registered students will be taking place. Commencing at 20:00 the Welcoming Night will also introduce to the new students different administrative and academic units as well as student clubs. Taking place at the EMU Atatürk Square the Welcoming Night will also host faculties’, schools’ and student clubs’ promotional activities as well as various sports competitions, stage performances, concerts and recreational activities. New students will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with other new students in a similar situation to themselves.