ORIENTATION PROGRAMME OF FIRST YEAR MASTERS AND PhD STUDENTS, 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR WMI
The University of Nairobi wishes to take this early opportunity to congratulate and welcome all the students who have been selected for the various degree programmes at the premier university, the University of Nairobi.
In order to give each one of you time to settle down and adjust to the (new) life with ease, the University of Nairobi has dedicated one week of orientation into the various aspects that would form part of your lifestyle for the period of stay at the university.
The orientation of new students joining the University is done in order to, inter alia:-
(i) Acquaint the students with the University policies and procedures.
(ii) Help the students adjust to the new life at the University
(iii) Introduce the students to Senior Officials of the University
(iv) Familiarize the students with the facilities and amenities available in the University, which include but not limited to:-
- Academic facilities such as; Libraries, Lecture Theatres, Laboratories, Bookstore etc.
- Welfare facilities such as medical, counselling, accommodation, catering and games
- Social activities, clubs and societies
The orientation will be to a large extent college-based. Thus, students will be exposed in detail to the facilities in their respective colleges and campuses, and in general to those of the entire University.
2. HELP DESK & HELPLINES
There will be a help desk set up at every registration point for assistance. The Admissions Office (Undergraduate students) and Graduate School (Postgraduate students) will, however, serve as the central help desk and are located at the Main Campus on the 1st floor of the Old Administration Block and 13th-floor UoN Towers, respectively.
Tel. contacts: Academic Registrar0204913199/3027/3196/3067/3065; Graduate School 0204913128/3129/8030/8032
Customer Experience Centre contacts: 0204910000, 0204914112
Students who may face difficulties in locating the registration links should get in touch with the office of the Academic Registrar, Director Graduate School, the respective College Registrars or Dean of Students/Assistant Deans of Students on the contacts shown below:
|Academic Registrar||Deputy Registrar (Admissions)||020 491 3065/ email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Director, Graduate School||Deputy Director, Admissions||0204913128 /email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CAVS||College Registrar||0731603475; email@example.com|
|Dean of Students
||Dean of Studentsfirstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com|
|Student Counsellor, CAE||Dr. Geoffrey Ngigi||0727 805 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Counsellor CAVS||Mrs. Hellen Omwenga||0721 850 email@example.com|
Please ensure you scan your passport photograph and upload in the system. Thereafter, log on to the student portal to place your request for student ID as detailed in the Joining Instructions document JI/17. The IDs will be availed to the respective Deans’/Directors’ offices once printed for your collection.
4. OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Office of the Dean of Students is located on the ground floor of Gandhi Wing (Main Campus). Officers in the Dean of Students Office, among them Counselors and the Placement Officer will be available during the orientation week and throughout the Academic Year for consultation and/or assistance that any student may require. Please refer to the Joining Instructions document JI/10 (Undergraduates) for more information.
Within College, the officers of the Dean of Students’ office may be consulted at the office as shown below. The contact details of the officers are provided in 2 above
The University recognizes the need for services of a spiritual nature, over and above the other services offered. Our Chaplaincy is staffed by religious leaders (Protestant, Catholic and Muslim) and offers general support and guidance while also drawing attention to the spiritual value within the various faiths.
The services of the Chaplaincy are open to the entire University Community. Some of these services and activities include; guidance, conducting religious ceremonies, for instance, weddings, baptisms, burials; conducting regular worship services; hosting seminars and workshops, and coordinating religious activities at the University.
The University Chaplaincy is located in Gandhi Wing Main Campus, adjacent to Extra Mural Office of the College of Education and External Studies
The contacts are: 0204918117/8116/8118
6. PROGRAMME FOR THE ORIENTATION WEEK
DAY ONE: MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020
|9.00 AM -11.00 AM||Welcome by; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Academic Registrar, Director, ICTC|
|2.00 PM - 4.00 PM||Address by; Director, Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies and the Institute member of staff|
|Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies||
DAY TWO: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 01, 2020
|9.00 AM - 5.00 PM||Course Registration at the Institute|
|2.00 PM - 3.30 PM||Address by Director, Graduate School|
DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 02, 2020
|9.00 AM - 1.00 PM||Address by the College Principal, Deans/Directors/Chairmen of Departments|
|2.00 PM - 5.00 PM||Course Registration to continue at the Institute|
DAY FOUR: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 03, 2020
|9.00 AM - 10.00 AM||Vice Chancellor's Address|
|Students to continue with course registration at the Institute|
DAY FIVE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 04, 2020
|9.00 AM - 1.00 PM||Library Orientation|
|2.00 PM - 5.00 PM||Students to continue with course registration at the institute|
END OF ORIENTATION
PREPARATIONS AND COMMENCEMENT OF ONLINE LEARNING
Monday 7th - Friday 18th September 2020 - SENSITIZATION/TRAINING ON ONLINE LEARNING
All students are required to attend the sensitization/training sessions. A schedule for the week will be provided in due course
Monday, 21st September 2020: COMMENCEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
8.00 AM: Lecturers begin. All students to start attending lectures as per the teaching timetable
In case you have any challenges contact the help desk: firstname.lastname@example.org