June 6, 2016- This day, the José Rizal University has proven again that this home is never a boring place. The JRU community gathered around the University Quadrangle for the welcoming ceremony entitled “Welcome Rizalians: Great things happen here!” for this school year’s students from Elementary to Law School. The event was organized by the Marketing and Communications Office, The Student Development Office, The Rizalian Ambassadors, and the Central Student Council. The students from the Elementary School Department led the doxology using their Ukuleles, followed by the singing of the National Anthem led by the University’s Chorale. The University staff and College student organizations also participated to contribute to the enjoyment and fun through a surprise activity called “The Runningman Challenge” and the “Solidarity Dance” using the song Geronimo, which talks about endurance and faith that greater things will come. As the event continued, the students were also asked to fly blue and gold balloons as their sign of letting go of what is less and embracing a greater chapter of their lives as part of the JRU family. The flying of the balloons also happened with the unrolling of the tarpaulins saying “Welcome – Rizalians” and alphanumeric balloons which says “JRU-97”. The event ended with the launch of the new JRU Audio-visual Presentation and the ribbon cutting / opening of the College Student Organizations.
Three years from now, everyone will be celebrating the University’s 100th year of providing the students the best experience and quality education. As we take this journey through the centennial, we believe that JRU can reach the success if we work hand in hand! And we promise to start each year of academe with excitement and fun. That is the very reason why this event has indeed, been and will always be in the hearts of their students and employees. Because, “We care about good education”, and We care about our community.