The school-opening ceremony for 2016 freshmen was held at our school’s Student Activity Center in Canteen No. 2 on September 21, 2016. Those who attended the ceremony included the Party secretary Zhao Liang; the dean Zheng Xianri; deputy deans QuanYongnan and Cui Xuebo; Li Guanghe, director of the Institute Office; Pei Xianghua, director of the Student Affairs Office; JinChunxian, secretary of the CYL CFL Committee; as well as department Party secretaries, heads of all the departments and disciplines, class advisors, counselors and all the 2016 CFL freshmen. It was chaired by Li Guanghe, director of the Institute Office.
The ceremony began with the solemn national anthem. Party secretary Zhao Liang extended a warm welcome to and raised some requirements for the freshmen on behalf of the faculty and students of the college. He expressed his hopes that all the freshmen should adapt themselves to their university life, study diligently, value the four-year university life, and improve their comprehensive abilities, so as to become qualified professionals. Dean Zheng Xianri briefly introduced the CFL to the freshmen from such aspects as a college survey, the interpretation of the college motto, and the understanding of the university motto. He especially gave a detailed explanation of the college motto “Virtue and Erudition; Diversity and Integration; Practice and Persistence”. Meanwhile, he expressed hope that the freshmen would adapt themselves to campus life as soon as possible: they should learn to study, learn to work, and learn to cultivate their character.
Associate dean Cui Xuebo introduced the overall training program of the college and also hoped that freshmen should make full use of time for learning and social practice, in order to fulfill their goals. Deputy dean QuanYongnan gave an account of the CFL’s exchange with the outside world, which shows that the CFL has made great efforts to build up more platforms for its communication with foreign teachers and students. Professor PiaoZhehao, director of teaching Russian subjects, gave a speech on behalf of the faculty of CFL. He shared his own experience and feelings and told the freshmen how to spend their college life. He hoped that everyone could make a good plan to improve the study of their own professional knowledge and the training of their comprehensive ability.
JinChengguan, a 2013 English major, on behalf of the undergraduates, embraced the newcomers and shared his personal experience in YBU and made some suggestions to them. JinYanhong, a 2015 student, gave a speech on behalf of all the freshmen. She shared her own feelings of experience in the college life and her goal for the future university life. Then all the freshmen started their oath ceremony under the leadership of JinChunxian, secretary of the CYL CFL Committee. The ceremony concluded with the school anthem.
The school-opening ceremony let freshmen know more about the CFL, helps them to adapt to new surroundings as soon as possible, and clarify their future orientation in YBU.