OR 099 is a required online course; all new students are required to take this course during the first two weeks of their first semester in order to graduate from HU. During the Orientation Period, students will participate in asynchronous sessions on the following topics: (1) The Culture and Spirit (Ethos) of Haigazian University; (2) Registration and Academic Advising; (3) Learning Styles & Skills; (4) Research and Writing; (5) University Life and Personal Development; and (6) Information Technology (check below the description of each session). Besides, students will find out how to get involved in the non-academic side of University life, and will have a chance to discuss issues of common interest. Finally, OR 099 has a computer-based test administered on campus and the passing grade [P] on the test will appear on the student’s transcript. Thus, students’ participation in all OR 099 sessions during the Orientation Period is essential and mandatory.
The Culture and Spirit (Ethos) of Haigazian University
This session introduces students to the unique heritage and distinctive characteristics of Haigazian University. It presents the inspiration of the founders and the highlights of the University’s history. It also helps students interpret the text of the Alma Mater—Haigazian University’s anthem, and its melody. Finally, it also engages students in a conversation about the culture of the University and the way in which this culture is preserved and transmitted.