On September 6 and 7, Beihang’s 2021 freshmen entered into Beihang University, getting ready for undergraduate enrollment. They were energetic and cheerful, looking forward to starting their new study life.
The two campuses of Beihang University were alive with warmly welcoming atmosphere. The university has been well-prepared for greeting freshmen in advance, with voluntary services put on standby at airports, train stations, classrooms, canteens, dorms, etc. The freshmen would get a favor whenever they needed it.
Beihang’s transit buses stood by at different airports and train stations, and poised for driving new students to the two campuses directly. At the check-in locations, shuttle buses were arranged to ferry students to their dormitories.
Different schools derived colorful activities with academic characteristics to welcome their freshmen. Institutions and departments were also well prepared to help students solve problems. The newcomers’ identity, health state, admission letter, and “freshman campus pass” were checked before the students got enrolled and moved in.
On September 7, Party Secretary of Beihang University Cao Shumin, President Xu Huibin, Vice President Liu Shuchun, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee Cheng Bo and other university leaders greeted freshmen in person at the two campuses and visited the students’ dorms to express their warm welcome.
To provide the newcomers a special and fresh experience to take photos and navigate around the campus, AR map, adopting augmented reality (AR) technology which integrates the real scene and virtual information with Beihang characteristics, helped them get familiar with the campus more quickly and acquire the university’s history, buildings and culture.
As for the students with financial difficulties, the university has provided “green channel” services for these students, allowing them to postpone paying tuition fees and offering free “caring package” containing bedclothes and living supplies.
A total number of 3,860 undergraduate students are admitted this year. The youngest freshman is only 14 years old, who will be a student of Shijia College of Beihang School.
Written by Kong Xiangming
Photographed by Di Bailu, Song Chao, Zhang Keli, Zhu Quan, Chen Jiaheng, Qin Yuhang and Li Yi
Reviewed by Deng Yi
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Xueru