Orientation Goals and Outcomes


The Zayed University New Student Orientation program seeks to

  1. Welcome new students and their parents and familiarize them with ZU culture, values and traditions;

  2. Provide information on campus resources and support services that are vital to successful transition and academic success;

  3. Introduce students to the broad curricular and co-curricular programs available to them;

  4. Familiarize students with ZU Intranet, email and online services, library and the physical surroundings of the campus;

  5. Provide various opportunities for new students to have FUN, interact with their peers, feel excited about their academic life and integrate into ZU community;

  6. Align new students’ goals and expectations with ZU academic expectations and learning outcomes;

  7.  Help students understand their own potential and challenges;

  8. Instill within students a sense of responsibility and ownership of their education; and

  9. Inform students of the rights and responsibilities associated with being a member of ZU Community.


By the end of the orientation program students will

1.  Feel welcomed and integrated within ZU community;

2.  Have a sense of responsibility and ownership of their own education;

3.  Interact effectively with peers, faculty and staff;

4.  Possess adequate information on campus facilities and resources;

5.  Participate effectively in curricular and co-curricular activities; and

6.  Behave as responsible citizens and show respect to their environment.