(May 15)--Proud and expectant incoming UPD freshmen learn the UP cheers from members of the UP Fighting Maroons at the Freshman Orientation Program (FOP), organized by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) in coordination with the University Student Council and the College Councils. The program introduces the new students to the UP tradition of excellence and the university’s support services, as provided by units under the OVCSA, for student concerns such as housing, food, health, counseling and guidance and scholarship grants, among others.
Prof. Corazon Ma. Jimenez –Tan, OVCSA vice chancellor, welcomed the students with the short video “Bakit UP?” Five sessions of the program were held from May 8 to 11 at the College of Social Work and Community Development. A separate but simultaneous orientation program was likewise held for parents of the incoming freshmen.
On the average, more than 3,500 freshmen qualify for admission to UPD from the over 66,000 applicants who take the UPCAT each year.--CAI