Oromo Students Orientation at the U of M

By Big Z Kadir*

On Monday Sept. 26, the Oromia Student Union at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities held a successful freshman welcoming event. It is one of the many events the student club organizes to help high school and transfer students transition into college.

About 50 current students, U of M alums, faculty and guests were gathered at the Carlson School of Management around 4p.m. Biftu Khalif, the president of the Oromia Student Union, opened the event welcoming the incoming freshman class to the University of Minnesota.

Guest speakers included Katie Peacock, Service – Learning coordinator and Denis Donovan of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship. (Watch their speech below).

University alums and current students gave advice, shared their experiences and tips in an effort to ease the anxiety of new students who may easily be intimidated by the sheer size of the University. The group served a dinner followed by a meet-and-greet casual networking session that included Hibboo, Oromo music, and other games.

Here are the video snapshots from the event.

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