As the sun painted the sky with hues of orange and gold on the morning of September 27, 2023, the Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) Campus came alive with a fiesta spirit. This lively atmosphere marked the commencement of the highly anticipated Student Organization Fair aptly dubbed “Piyestang Makyo.”
Fostering Community and Belongingness
The primary goal of this vibrant event was to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of the MLQU family, the freshmen, while reinforcing a sense of belonging among all students. “Piyestang Makyo” was more than just a gathering; it was an opportunity for students to forge new friendships, strengthen bonds, and create lasting memories.
The morning session kicked off with a colorful and exuberant parade. It showcased the diverse talents, interests and cultural backgrounds of MLQU’s student body. This lively parade served as a vivid introduction to the rich tapestry of personalities that make up the MLQU community.
Student Organizations: The Heart of MLQU’s Student Life
One of the highlights of the morning session was the Student Organizations’ Recruitment Fair. Booths adorned with eye catching banners and enthusiastic members welcomed curious freshmen eager to explore extracurricular opportunities. MLQU boasts a wide array of student organizations, from academic clubs to interest-based groups, all of which play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall students experience.
These organizations are not merely social clubs, they are the lifeblood of MLQU’s vibrant student life. They provide a platform for students to develop leadership skills, pursue their passions, and engage in meaningful community service projects.
Fun and excitement filled the air as students participated in a variety of engaging games and activities organized by the student organizations and the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS). These activities allowed freshmen to get a taste of the dynamic and inclusive spirit that permeates MLQU.
Empowering Freshmen Through Orientation
As the day transitioned into the afternoon, the focus shifted to the General Assembly. This segment was dedicated to empowering the freshmen with essential knowledge about university policies and services. It was a crucial step in helping newcomers acclimate to the academic and social aspects of MLQU life.
During the General Assembly, held at the Club Lounge of the Victoria Sports Tower, students were introduced to key school officials, who shared insights into the university’s governance structure and their roles. This direct interaction helped demystify the administrative hierarchy and encouraged open communication between students and school authorities.
In addition, freshmen received valuable information about the grading system, library services, and the numerous support services available to them. These details armed them with the knowledge and resources necessary to excel academically and make the most of their MLQU experience.
MLQU’s Commitment to Student Well-being
The Student Organization Fair and General Assembly align perfectly with MLQU’s overarching mission to nurture its students, not only academically but also personally. By fostering a strong sense of community, the event ensures that every student knows they have a support system they can rely on at any time.
Furthermore, MLQU is dedicated to providing students with the tools and information they need to thrive in their academic journey. The orientation component of the event reflects MLQU’s commitment to equipping students with the knowledge necessary to navigate their university life successfully.
“Piyestang Makyo” was more than just a celebration; it was a testament to MLQU’s dedication to the holistic development of its students. The event not only introduced freshmen to the MLQU community but also empowered them with essential information and resources. As these new students embark on their academic journey, they do so with a strong sense of camaraderie and an understanding of the support and opportunities available to them, all thanks to this memorable event that kicked off their MLQU experience on the right note.