How to Settle in at University – Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST)
The Meru University of Science and Technology community is thrilled to welcome close to 4,000 first year students to the MUST family.
Welcome to the family first years. Mark this day, in your diaries. This is the beginning of what has the potential to be a beautiful and worthwhile journey.
You are joining a University that cares about your academic goals, career growth and development, life skills, talents and mental wellbeing. As you interact with fellow future leaders within the MUST halls, you will learn our culture. This is based on our core values that you should know by now.
Congratulations once more on making it to the University. Now, it is time to make this opportunity count.
You can be assured of our commitment to create and maintain a nurturing learning environment designed to support our students to seamlessly achieve academic success.
Here are a couple of tips on how to settle in at University:
- Prepare Adequately
As you will learn in most school-based assignments and research, there is need to put in some preparation before handling a task. As you look forward to joining us, take some time to check on the requirements you should meet in regard to reporting to University.
The admission letter you received is the best resource material for this. From original documentation to bank slips, this document clearly highlights what you will be required to present once you report.
- Show up for the University Orientation
Yes, you should attend orientation. The orientation process is designed to impart our new family members with all the crucial information you will need to have a seamless transition into University. You will be introduced to the University services which will support your educational and personal goals.
How do you effectively use the library? Where are the hostels, How do you register units? Where are the lecture halls and student center? Who is a C.O.D? What does the Deputy-Vice Chancellor do? Can you visit the Vice-Chancellor’s Office?
Show up and you will learn all this and more.
This is also a perfect setting for you to meet friendly faces and start making connections with your peers.
- Sign up for a MUST Club, Society and Sports Activity
MUST will nurture you holistically. We are concerned about your academic and personal growth. The talents you think you have but have not had the chance to explore can be developed. We have a variety of student clubs and societies that offer the opportunity to learn and advance your skills, passion and talents. These are grand openings for connecting with like-minded individuals.
Meru University of Science and Technology is a home of Sports Champions. Scroll through our social media platforms (Do you follow us?) and learn more about the competitive, inclusive and fun sports teams who bring home the medals. Rugby, Taekwondo, Football, Baseball, Table Tennis and Roll Ball are some of the sporting activities available.
MUST has invested in linkages with like-minded institutions and organizations such as Konza Technopolis, Huawei and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Organization (UNESCO) where you can undergo mentorship programmes, educative competitions while creating promising connections.
- Invest in Yourself
Walk and operate with vision. Do not allow yourself to simply exist. Create a meaningful experience through University. Ensure your time and other resources are invested in ways that will empower you to walk out of this University as a knowledgeable and professional graduate who is fit to join the global-market.
Ensure every choice you make works to achieve the goals you have set. The friends you keep, how you study and who you are as a person should be a reflection of the purposeful life you should create. You are a part of a University of Excellence. We will play our part and you are required to play yours. Our combined effort will lead you to achieve academic and personal development.
These tips will assist you have a great start to the next exciting chapter of your life.
The MUST family led by our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo is happy to welcome you. We urge you to follow the guidelines offered during the orientation process.
We are here for you.
The MUST Diary will feature weekly blog posts to share more on who we are and keep you updated on events.