Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The ‘Week of Welcome’ successfully ushered in the new academic year as it welcomed students to their new campuses. To do this, the week organizes a series of fun filled activities for both, freshmen and existing students in the Dubai International Academic City. The Week of Welcome began on October 2 and ended on October 6th.

Like every year, the first day of Week of Welcome or ‘WOW’ opens with an orientation. The Orientation officially welcomed students into the DIAC campus life.

There were activities, shows, workshops, competitions, performances, and other fun stuff organized for the students. There were several stalls stacked with delicious food, fashionable accessories and clothes for the students organized by the Student Hub. Gifts by the various sponsors added an icing on the cake during week.

Apart from all that, it also provided them a platform to exhibit their talents and at the same time an opportunity to socialize with one other. The students actively participated with great enthusiasm; two students from our very own University, Zohra Ameen (Media department) and Rajwinder Kaur (ISM department) took part for DIAC Got Talent- a competition essentially made for students to showcase and make their talents stand out form the crowd. With Ameen's and Kaur's exceptional dancing performance both made it to the semi-final round. When asked about their experiences, both agreed it was a grand event with a lot of support from the audiences, who cheered them on while they were performing.

The desert safari held on 4th October gave the students a chance to experiment with adventure. This was followed by the fresher’s night on 5th October, an evening that allowed students to celebrate their first-ever-college party, moreover it was an opportunity to interact with students from other universities and dress up fashionably.

Many other performances like comedy workshops and activities towards the end of WOW gave it that perfect end to the week. Overall, this annual event was as memorable as the previous ones and students eagerly await the next.

Report by Nazia Fatma and Rabab Kazi