On the morning of Sept. 6, the Openning Ceremony and Orientation for 2019 Undergraduate Freshmen was held at the multi-purpose gymnasium of the Shahe campus. Cao Shumin, Party Committee Secretary of Beihang, Xu Huibin, President of Beihang, Vice Presidents Tao Zhi, Liu Shuchun, Huang Haijun and Wang Yunpeng and many other leaders were presentat the event. The ceremony was presided over by Zhao Gang, Vice Party Committee Secretary of Beihang.
The openning ceremony
On behalf of all the faculty members and students of Beihang, President Xu warmly welcomed 3,800 undergraduate freshmen. In his speech, he shared his understanding of what it is like to be a member of Beihang University and expressed his expectations for the freshmen.
He hoped that his words can help students get a more rational outline of their new life in Beihang. He expected that each student can be keen to explore attentively and reach their own understanding through reflections and practice.
President Xu Huibin addressed the ceremony
Fu Yifan, a representative of the freshmen from Shijia college spoke at the ceremony. He expressed his yearning for the college life and promised to chase his space dream with determination.
On behalf of Beihang students, He Cai from the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering made a speech, in which he shared his experience of donating hematopietic stem cells. His story reflects the spirit of great love inherited by generations of Beihang students.
Wang Yongqing addressed the audience as the representative of Beihang alumni. Being the general designer of the AVIC Shenyang Aircraft Design & Research Institute as well as a graduate of the Class of 1982 majoring at Flight Vehicle Design, he used his own learning experience to encourage the freshmen to be the general designers of their own life.
Prof. Chen Qiang from the School of Physics spoke at the ceremony in the name of Beihang faculty members. He hoped that the students could hold lofty aspiration, be broad-minded and bear great love in mind.
Representatives delivered their speeches respectively
At the end of the ceremony, leaders awarded certificates of appointment to the university counselors who are in charge of the freshmen. Freshmen representatives received school badges from Cao Shumin.
Freshmen received school badges from Cao Shumin
Certificates of appointment awarded to the 2019 freshman counselors
The event concluded with all the participators singing the song Wo He Wo De Zu Guo (My Matherland and Me) in chorus.
At the ceremony
Reported and edited by Song Chao
Photographed by Di Bailu, Song Chao and Tian wenhao
Reviewed by Tan Hualin
Translated by Xiong Ting