UPD orients its freshmen
(May 14)―Close to 3,000 students filled the National Institute of Physics Auditorium as UP Diliman (UPD) held its annual freshmen orientation, May 7 to 11.
Facilitated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the 5-day orientation served as UPD’s introduction to the new set of Iskos and Iskas on what to expect from the University and what UPD life is all about. Most were accompanied by their parents who were also oriented on the academic and non-academic activities inside UPD.
On-hand to entertain the participants were some of UPD’s finest performers, including the UP Concert Chorus, the UP DanceSport Society and the UP Varsity Pep Squad.
Of the 50,607 high school students who took the UP College Admission Test (UPCAT) in August 2012, 3,876 qualified for UP Diliman. Of the qualified applicants, 2,841 have already enrolled. The number is expected to rise as registration is still ongoing.—MDJ