By ISABELL ANDREA M. PINE
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters welcomed 1,042 students out of the total 9,909 freshmen for Academic Year 2019-2020 in the recently held UST’s annual freshmen week.
The number of students is expected to change as the enrolment is still ongoing.
The traditional Thomasian Welcome Walk proceeded as scheduled on Aug. 6, and it was split in two sessions: the morning and the afternoon welcome rites, with the Faculty of Arts and Letters joining the latter. The AB freshies marched with pride as they passed through the Arch of Centuries.
Meanwhile, the Roarientation and Thomasian Welcome Party — two of the main events of the annual freshmen week — were delayed due to days of inclement weather; they were rescheduled to Aug. 13 and Aug. 16, respectively.
Organized by the UST Central Student Council, this year’s Roarientation was hosted by multiple AB students from both Tiger Media and TomCat, who included Jazzmine Calica, Gayle Resubal, and Hans Kho from the communication arts program, as well as Jessica Asprer and Kobe Dayao from journalism.
Held at the Quadricentennial Pavilion Practice Gym, the Thomasian Welcome Party showcased special performances from Fourplay, Autotelic, Rice Lucido, Janine Tenoso, Weekend Waves with Mariah Yap, Where’s Ramona, and The Vowels they Orbit. The UST Yellow Tigers also had a special participation. F