NSO Experience

From HU Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

“My personal experience with the Orientation Week was amazing. It helped smooth the transition from college life to Habib’s unique and tough university life. I found myself more familiar with Habib’s environment when the semester started than I would have been without the orientation”

Rumisa Lakhani, Class of 2019

“My Orientation leaders helped me get comfortable with the environment at Habib. All their activities made me feel like I was truly amongst a family. It was also a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and to make new, long lasting friendships”

Sameer Nadeem, Class of 2020

“When I joined HU, I labeled myself as an introvert (now I really won’t). I found it hard to fit in, but the Orientation Week really helped me to come out of my comfort zone”

Noorullah Farid, Class of 2019

“When I got into Habib University, I was scared. I didn’t know what to expect, what university life was like, what I would need most, what could help me through it, how to adjust at Habib. In my orientation, I had the best and most helpful experience. Orientation leaders being the students themselves made it a lot easier and informal”

Asna Misbah, Class of 2019

“During my O’Week, I believe I was able to bond with some of my seniors immensely. It allowed me to have fun while easing into university life, learn, and connect with many different people”

Anushay Zehra Rashid, Class of 2019

“When I first entered Habib University as a freshmen, the only thing I was thinking about was how I would adapt to this new environment. The nervousness I had while sitting in MPR suddenly vanished as one of the students shouted “shoelacers”. That same student is now one of my best friends and this happened because of the ease that was created among the students by our orientation leaders. The positivity in the air was so powerful that the orientation became an unforgettable event in my life”

Madiha, Class of 2019

“As a freshman, I remember how orientation week was a very impressionable time for me and I came in still indecisive about my decision at HU and towards the end of the week I felt it was really ‘the place’ for me. I don’t know if everyone felt that way but the intellectually stimulating conversations we had during the book reviews (the same book that everyone read but how differently they all approached it), the diversity session which made me so sensitive to people around me, and the lunch with faculty, made me realize what a close knit community Habib is trying to build. A huge role was of my OL’s, who moderated conversations so effectively and helped bring complete strangers from all majors so close during this week”

Marina Shehzad, Class of 2019

“#OrientationIsAwesome . Two years back when I heard that the university orientation is a whole week thing, I felt sort of scared because I was not used to any of this ‘interaction’ stuff. New place, new people, new everything. Yet after the very first day of orientation week, I felt like I was at the right place. Even though I didn’t speak up a lot during the mini group sessions that we had (because I was shy), I enjoyed it to the fullest”

Osama Yousuf, Class of 2019

“Speaking from personal experience, transitioning was a stressful period. But the Orientation Week and the Orientation Leaders helped make the process easier for me. I immediately had a group of individuals I could call my friends or family, at least for a short period of time. I made some good friends that have supported me and helped me grow as a person. I made friends with people I would be hesitant to talk to in other circumstances. Orientation Week forced me to grow and expand my thought process. It helped me to look past taboos and social stigmas. On an even more personal level, I was introduced to an individual who was my Orientation Leader who not only proved to be a friend and guide but a true mentor”

Mo’awwiz Arshad Shaheen, Class of 2020