This year’s GE100 Orientation, a course designed to welcome incoming students and acclimatize them to the university’s academic and social environment, was held September 16–18. During GE100, students collected the points necessary to receive credit for completing the course by attending workshops, seminars, classical music concerts, movies and department introductions. These activities helped new Bilkenters become acquainted with the campus and its resources, including academic options as well as library facilities and other amenities of the university.
Welcoming remarks were given by Rector Abdullah Atalar and Nasuh Mahruki, a 1992 graduate of the Department of Management and founder of AKUT (the Search and Rescue Association). Also, representatives of 74 of Bilkent’s 100-plus student clubs were there on the first day of orientation to meet with incoming students.