TSU Welcomes Freshmen and Parents through Orientation
To formally welcome freshmen and their parents, the Tarlac State University Office of Student Affairs and Services (SAS) conducted a university-wide orientation themed “A Whole New World” on August 1 and 3, 2019 at the TSU Gymnasium.
4,217 freshmen students attended the August 1 orientation which aims to familiarize the students about the university’s history, milestones, policies, vision, and mission; to inform them about their rights as bona fide students of the university; and to introduce the key officials and personnel along with their functions.
The new structure of the SAS, in accordance with CHED Memorandum Order No. 9 s. 2013, was also presented to guide the students on the available programs and services.
“This orientation also aims to help our students on their adjustment to a whole new world of the collegiate academe,” said Mr. Oliver G. Cura, concurrent Head of the Student Welfare Services and the Guidance and Counseling Unit, when he introduced the personnel from the Student Welfare Services.
In addition, Dr. Jasper Jay Mendoza, SAS Dean, wished the freshmen a good journey at TSU. “Don’t waste the opportunity given to you. Move, think and foresee the possible output.”
Meanwhile, around 3,000 attended a separate orientation for parents and guardians on August 3 which also aims to present the key officials and personnel, policies, services, and curricular programs of the university.
After the presentation, an open forum commenced where Dr. Mendoza explained the Institutionalized Parent-Teacher Council (PTC) Fee to be collected from the parents or guardians which will be used for the various activities concerning students’ welfare and development. This additional fee is based on the scope and limitation of the R.A. 10687 or the UniFAST law.
A resolution for the PTC fee was approved by the parents where they agreed to pay ₱300.00 per semester.
This annual activity, spearheaded by the Guidance and Counseling Unit, aims to present the underlying principle of the academic and course selection that will support students in their educational and personal goals, as stated in Office Memorandum Order No. 15, series of 2019. [Dianne Kristel M. Flores]