UCI's School of Education welcomed 150 new students to the Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences (B.A.E.S.) major during the School's orientation on September 23rd. The incoming 100 freshmen and 50 transfer students join currently enrolled students for a total 825 undergraduates in the program.
Of the 150 new students, 40% are first generation college students, 58% are California residents, 27% come from Los Angeles County, 27% are Orange County residents, 6% are from out of state, and 25% are international students.
During the orientation on September 23rd, Dean Richard Arum greeted the students and provided information about the school's faculty, research focus, and commitment to undergraduate education. Additionally, he encouraged the students to not only engage in their coursework but also enrich their undergraduate experience by joining the School's research labs and student clubs.
Following an Education Sciences Bingo icebreaker (see link to photos below), representatives from the four School of Education student clubs provided information about the purpose, activities, and meeting schedule of each club.
At the close of the School of Education welcome, new students walked to UCI's Anteater Involvement Fair in Aldrich Park to explore the more than 400 clubs, campus organizations, and departments offering opportunities for UCI students.
Responding to the excitement surrounding the new entries into the Bachelor in Education Sciences major, Director of Student Affairs Jaycee Chu commented, "After meeting so many of the new students during the summer orientation programs, our Student Affairs Office is excited to start the year and welcome our largest group of incoming majors to campus and to the School of Education community!"
Photographs of the B.A.E.S. Orientation