Orientation Day 2017
New students welcomed at the 2017 Orientation Day
The American University in Dubai welcomed the 2017 Freshmen with a special orientation day on Saturday, September 9th.

New students and their families were directed upon arrival to the AUD Knights Sports Arena, where all of the academic units, student support centers and Student Services departments were on hand to discuss their programs, initiatives and upcoming events calendar, as well as answer any queries about their respective departments.

Following the arena exhibition, the students were directed to the AUD Auditorium, where they received a warm welcome note from Dr. Robin Anke, Dean of Student Services. Dr Anke was followed on stage by AUD’s President, Dr. Lance de Masi, who gave an inspirational and impassioned speech on AUD’s great academic standing, locally, regionally and worldwide, as demonstrated by the multiple achievements and successes of current students and Alumni.  

Dr. de Masi was succeeded on stage by AUD’s new Provost, Dr. Imad Hoballah, who presented the crowd with details on AUD’s mission and objectives to integrate technology in the classroom, as well as engaging audience members in a talk on the power of having a positive mindset.

Finally, Director of Student Retention and Success Ms. Tala Makhlouf took to the stage to discuss the many services offered by the SRS department, which include academic advising and career service assistance for internships and employment among other services.

We wish the Freshmen of 2017 an enriching and inspirational journey at AUD.