On September 11 and 13, 2021, the “NEUST GS Virtual orientation Program” for 1st Semester, AY 2021 was organized thru the effort of the GS Guidance Coordinator, Dr. Clarinda Reyes. This aimed at familiarizing the GS students, including the Chinese students from the different international partner institutions (Dudley, Elite, Yuoribo, 3 Colors, Macao, Helen, and CFEI) on the various services provided by the Graduate School. The orientation also aimed at acquainting all the local and international GS students with their Dean, Professors, Chairs of the different programs, University Officials, and Staff of the Graduate school.

Dr. Jocelyn B. Cruz, the Dean of the Graduate school and Atty. Eric G. Claudio, the Director of the Office of International and Domestic Institutional Linkages, were tasked to amiably welcome all the student attendees while the Vice President for Research, Extension and Services, Dr. Rachael Moralde, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rhodora R. Jugo, as well as the Executive Vice President were present to deliver their eloquent messages, in the absence of the University President, Dr. Feliciana P. Jacoba.

The chairs of the different programs also gave epigrammatic messages to greet and welcome the students under their respective programs and to guarantee them of quality instruction and services while staying at the NEUST Graduate School. The GS Research Coordinator, Mr. Allen Esteban, also discussed about the research matters of the college. After which, a video was presented introducing all the GS faculty members per department, set up by the GS Focal Person for International Linkages and Technical Assistant, Ms. Irene C. Damaso thru the assistance of Ms. Katrina Cabuang, Ms. Jiezel Alcantara, and Ms. Marites Geronimo.

The virtual program was concluded by an open forum where all the student attendees (local and international) were given the opportunity to clarify things relative to their courses and as Graduate school students. All the queries were conspicuously answered and resolved by the dean, director of the OIDIL, and chairs of the different departments. Dr. Vladimir Tamayo and Dr. Arceli Millan served as the moderators of said virtual activities.