FOP, otherwise known as the Freshmen Orientation Programme, consists of 6 projects that take place at the end of each academic year to welcome the next batch of freshmen joining FASS. The 6 projects are as follow:
Arts Camp 2010
Every year, freshmen and seniors alike wait eagerly as the dates for Arts Camp draw near. Many seniors look back on their first year in University and remember the fun that they had and the friendships that they forged during Arts Camp. Touted as the Best Camp Experience in NUS out of all the other Freshmen Camps, newly matriculating students from all over Singapore rush to sign up for it!
Freshmen can look forward to five days of exciting activities and games, including a day of fun at the beach and a night of dancing, all set in the form of an exciting adventure that is NUS Arts Camp 2010: Left 4 Arts! You will be able to make new friends, get to know the nice and friendly seniors, and find out about everything that the faculty and university have to offer! This year’s Arts Camp promises to be no different from other years, and in fact seeks to improve, and to be even more exciting and engaging for the freshmen!
If you’re interested or know someone who is coming into FASS this year, feel free to take a look at our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=109234905767357 or simply search for NUS Arts Camp 2010! More details such as registration dates and camp information can be found there! You can also sign up at the Arts booth during FASS Day which will be held on the 22nd May 2010! Vacancies are limited to only 300 freshmen so sign up before its too late!
Photos credited to Shane Koh
Written by Andre Yeo
Arts Camp 2010: Left 4 Arts from 21st to 25th June
Contact Andre at 98232146 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Arts Matriculation Fair
Matriculation Fair is the day where all freshmen would be affectionately welcomed into our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) family. This event has traditionally been known as a give-away shopping fair and a milestone for many as the grandeur of it would make them proud to be part of the FASS Family and the NUS. Freshmen will be introduced to the various aspects of their future university life and be well- equipped with information which are useful for their stay in FASS.
For this year, we came out with a theme called: “Transition: In search for your own dream’. This is chosen because as one enters life in FASS, it will be a special transition from one’s younger days to a more matured, independent life that one will have for the next three or four years. We hope to aid students in this transition and help guide them on the road to their own dreams, letting them know that they are not alone after all.
Feel free to contact Joannah Shane at 91299841 or email@example.com for any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! Cheerios!
Arts Flag 2010
Flag is a sister project in line with Rag, and thus is an opportunity for all to not only contribute back to society but also to contribute to the faculty. The primary aim of Flag is to collect funds for charitable organizations, and imbue a sense of giving and social responsibility in the freshmen and seniors partaking in the event. This will be an opportunity for the students to bond through a collective charity experience. Breaking away from the traditional and monotonous Flag, this year ARTS Flag is going to be a fun-filled event with mini-challenges and flash mobs galore! As part of the Oweek programme, each house will perform a flash mob at a central location and showcase their creativity and coordination. In between flagging for donations, you can also have fun completing a set of mini-challenges!
Contribute to a good cause and have fun doing it!
If you’re interested to HELP OUT or TAKE PART in Flag Day on 3rd August 2010
Contact Nazeehah at 98275666 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Arts Rag 2010
Every summer break, the school goes quiet. For the most part that is. Scattered around the campus, you will find groups of dedicated people working on floats and rehearsing the dance act that goes with it. This is Rag season, a time when the faculties and halls are busy preparing a float and performance that will compete for top honors during Rag day, which functions as the highlight of the orientation activities organized by the various faculties, occurring as it does just before school reopens.
Arts Rag 2010 is the latest incarnation of a long tradition which stretches back to the days when many of our parents were undergraduates themselves. While many things may have changed since then, the one thing that has not changed is Rag’s ability to bind people together. Freshies and seniors alike work on this faculty-wide project every year, producing a float and a performance that is nothing short of stunning, each rag raising the bar ever higher. But regardless of the quality of the end products, it pales in comparison to the community that is forged in those few months, and is ultimately the driving force behind seniors coming back year after year for more.
A project of this scale would appear to require specialized skills, but every year, spectators during Rag day are astonished when they discover that what they see is the product of essentially unskilled and inexperienced hands. What makes all this possible, then, is a strong sense of camaraderie and raw enthusiasm. If you’re interesting in working with your hands and creating something, or wish to express yourself through dance, or simply want to meet new people, then Rag is something not to be missed.
Contact Zhenyang at 91800174 or email@example.com for more information
Also visit our facebook group for updates as well @ http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=114333068577912
Arts O-Week 2010
The Orientation Week is a 7 day camp, held in the week before the new academic term, for incoming FASS freshmen. This will be an opportunity for freshmen, who have missed out on Arts Camp, to experience a first-hand orientation experience. Students will be brought around the school, playing games while getting to know seniors at the same time! This is also the only event where freshmen receive valuable insider tips to manoeuvre the complicated module bidding system. It is also an excellent chance for freshmen to interact and forge long-lasting friendships. Orientation week this year would take place from 29th July to 6th August.
For more information, you can contact the Project Director (PD) of O-week 2010:
Lee Jing Yi
Arts Bash 2010
One party to rule them all.
One night never to be forgotten.
One Party, Two Schools, Three Words, The 2010 Party
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and School of Design and Environment proudly presents ARTS-SDE Bash 2010
This 1000 man strong party is the best time for you and your friends to get together and have fun for the night! Feast your eyes upon the bevy of beauties and throngs of hunks as we bring you the top lookers from ARTS and SDE. Come explore the series of events lined up for you to truly let your hair down. Play and decide for us the Kings and Queens of the 2 schools and get to know more peers and seniors.
The Stage is set. We meet at Zouk, 21st August 2010!
The Hour beckons. We show down at 7:30 p.m.
All tickets come with 1 x Free House Pour.
Stay tuned for updates, Email “Mr. Party” or “Miss Party” at firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries. Or visit the2010party.blogspot.com for more details.
Disclaimer: We bear no responsibility for sore eyes from seeing too many eye candies. We are indemnified against all who have too much fun till they are dizzy. We seriously think you should reconsider planning anything else on that day. We hope you’ll be fine even after you are intoxicated with too much fun.
For enquiries on any of the above projects, do contact:
Secretary/Director of Public Relations
Freshmen Orientation Programme Central Committee
30th Management Committee
NUS Students’ Arts and Social Sciences Club