Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in March 2020, Bethlehem University has undertaken a series of new procedures to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
Today, for the first time, Bethlehem University held a virtual orientation for the newly accepted students for the academic year 2020-2021.
The virtual orientation, organized by the Office of the Dean of Students, was live-streamed on YouTube on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, where the Dean of Students, Adnan Ramadan, welcomed the new students and their parents.
After introducing the new students to the University administration, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray congratulated the students for being accepted at the University and for overcoming all the challenges they experienced as Palestinian students during these difficult times.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irene Hazou, and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Muna Matter introduced the students to the Academic Affairs office and how they can benefit from its services.
Students Finance Manager, Sandy Bassous, talked to the students about the financial aid programs available for them and explained the importance of the social survey that they can apply for.
Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services, Philip Daoud, announced that the Information Technology Unit will offer training during the upcoming days for new students to prepare them to attend classes online.
The orientation for new students is different this year. The virtual orientation program will continue until 20 August 2020 and will consist of a set of educational videos and presentations that will provide new students with the most important information they need.
The program includes information that will highlight key policies and educational expectations at Bethlehem University; student life, important communication channels, and a virtual tour around the University campus.
Bethlehem University is going to teach all classes online amid the coronavirus pandemic in the Fall 2020 Semester in line with the recommendations of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Palestinian Ministry of Health.