Virtual Integration Session for New Students - Université Antonine (UA)

Virtual Integration Session for New Students

Virtual Integration Session for New Students

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Welcome to Antonine University (UA)

This semester as its precedent, UA will hold its Integration session for New Students virtually on February 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM via Microsoft Teams. While we love to see you on campus, the given health situation taking over the country, the region, and the globe has dominated over our physical presence hopefully for not so long. Your health remains our top priority and we will always be ready to escort and guide you through this transitional period. For this, the Virtual Integration session will introduce you to your faculty and some other essentials at the University to smoothly start your journey at UA.
Keep visiting this page for updates.

 

All admitted students have been invited to be part of this virtual integration session as per the list of links per program. You can join the meeting from either this list or your calendars. Check your outlook and MS Teams Calendar. It is there! Do not forget to login on MS Teams using your UA email address. For any technical support, contact ithelpdesk@ua.edu.lb.

 

Important Note: if you have not contacted yet the Office of Orientation and Admissions for application clearance following your registration fee payment, consider doing it the soonest to start the enrollment process. 

Meet the Rector

Watch the UA Rector Father Michel Jalakh welcoming new students with some heartwarming and motivational words.

 

  

 

Get to Know Your Faculty
During your Virtual Integration session, you will get to know the dean of your faculty or the director of your department via a session that will be held on Microsoft Teams on February 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM.
During the same session, one of your academic advisers or a faculty representative — who are always ready to guide you and advise you through your academic journey — will introduce to you the academic program you are admitted to. Feel free to ask them anything you need to know.


Get Familiar with Microsoft Teams  

Microsoft Teams is now known like never before. It is the official means of telecommuting and distant learning at UA. Watch the below tutorial to know more how to use the MS Teams, join classes, and participate in University meetings. MS Teams is also a great way to connect with your peers.



 

Discover the UA Student Information System (SIS) and Courses’ Enrollment Process
The Student Information System (SIS) allows you to navigate easily through the course offerings, register, add, swap, and even drop courses. Check the SIS Guide Fluid Design that will help you learn more about the SIS features.

 

Uncover Moodle: UA’s e-Courses Platform
Moodle is the official e-courses platform at UA. Always having a forward-looking and global perspective to the future, our University had adopted the Moodle for sharing courses, projects, and assignments by faculty members. Through this platform, you will have the opportunity to access all teaching materials (texts, images, etc.), submit your homework, do group works, interact with other students, and much more. Check the below tutorial to know more and be familiar with Moodle.

 

 

What About a Virtual Visit?
Until we meet on campus, you can plan a virtual tour through the “uAntonine Augmented Reality” Application that will offer you a realistic view for every corner of our Hadat–Baabda Campus, and will allow you to discover the University on a 360-degree tour. All you have to do is to download the application from the Play Store or the App Store.

Get to Know Your University
UA offers to its students a multitude of services during their years of study. Whether these services are academic, administrative, cultural, or any other, their main objective is to assist you in the best way possible, at both bad and good times, so that your academic experience can be successful all along. Take the time to discover and make the most out of them.

 

Office of the Registrar
The Office of the Registrar (OOR) is responsible for the management and maintenance of the students' records from admission to graduation. Among other things, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for transmitting information to students regarding their registration and the smooth running of their academic year. This office answers the students' questions if they encounter academic difficulties, follows-up their inquiries, sets up schedules, and organizes exams. The OOR also issues certificates and transcripts of records to current and graduated students.
It is good to know that several types of essential forms that you might use during your stay at UA are available at the Office of the Registrar. You can also download these documents, fill them out, and return them to the OOR.
For further information or inquiries: registrar@ua.edu.lb

Office of Student Affairs
Do you want to implement new ideas? Are you facing difficulties? Whatever information you need to know, the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is always at your disposal to assist you and answer all your questions.
For further information or inquiries: osa@ua.edu.lb

Clubs
Are you excited to express your interests and develop your skills at UA? So are we! This is why at our three campuses, you will have the opportunity to reveal and improve your talents, whatever they may be, by joining one of our clubs or even by suggesting new ones. You can choose between the Hiking Club, Drama Club, Dance Club, Photography Club, Music Club, Green Club, Cine Club, First Aid Club, Armenian Club, and Ski Club.
For further information or inquiries: osa@ua.edu.lb

University Sports
“Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood!”
UA fully adheres to this famous saying! As a pioneer in the sports field, the University offers a range of sports activities to encourage you to stay active and take care of your body and mind. Disciplines available include basketball, futsal, football, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, and track and field. All you have to do is to join the Office of Athletics to become a champion!
For more information, send an email to athletics@ua.edu.lb or visit the Office of Athletics (Bloc D) between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM once back to normal.

Office of Financial Aid
Nothing should prevent you from pursuing your higher education, even financial difficulties! At the Office of Financial Aid (OFA), we are doing our best to guarantee you the quality education you deserve! Our doors are open for everyone, therefore, do not hesitate to reach out if you need help.
For further information or inquiries: financialaid@ua.edu.lb

Student Volunteering Program
UA made it its mission to develop the students' talents and strengthen their professional, academic, and personal skills. To this end, the University has launched the Student Volunteering Program (SVP). Through this program, the Vice-Rectorate for Integral Human Development ensures that students are also developing a sense of civic responsibility. Volunteering is the first step towards the professional world; it allows students to acquire new professional and personal skills, such as learning how to work in a team, building communication skills, and gaining self-confidence.
For further information or inquiries: volunteering@ua.edu.lb

 

Student Academic Success Service
The Student Academic Success Service is a guarantee of success at the University. Launched by the Vice-Rectorate for Integral Human Development, this service will help you thrive in your studies by giving you the necessary tools to acquire good learning habits that will serve you for life. Through this free service — and with a sustained effort from you — you will realize an immediate improvement in your academic skills, and more particularly in your writing skills, which are, as everyone knows, the key to quality academic work and projects.
For further information or inquiries: academic.success@ua.edu.lb

Counseling Service
At UA, your mental health matters. This is why we created a service fully committed to your psychological and personal development. It is the Counseling Service. This service makes every effort to ensure that you are enjoying your academic path and evolving in a healthy campus community. The team is well trained to provide you with practical tools to help you get through difficult times as smoothly as possible. Because life is full of difficulties, it is crucial to optimize your potentials to make the right decisions and be ready at all times to face challenging situations that may arise. We are there, ready to welcome you and provide you a listening ear always.
For appointments: counseling@ua.edu.lb

Library
It is the temple of knowledge and learning! Our Library is an integral part of the campus and an important place to pass by in order to complete the University curriculum. It is also a welcoming space, perfect for studying or working on a project under the best conditions. You will have at your disposal a vast collection of books made up of specialized sets related to the subjects taught at the University. Concisely, you will find everything you need to enrich your mind and inspire yourself with new and innovative ideas. A team of expert librarians is always available to help you in your book search.
For further information or inquiries: bibliothèque@ua.edu.lb

University Pastoral Work
Would you like to deepen your spiritual knowledge? Build relationships? Be in harmony with your spiritual side, be useful, and contribute to society? If yes, then you have what it takes to become a member of the University Pastoral Work. We look forward to having you among us. You are most welcome!
For further information or inquiries: aumonier@ua.edu.lb

Center for Career Development
The first door to open when you want to enter the professional world is the Center for Career Development (CCD). With this center, you will learn how to master the work fundamentals to successfully enter the labor market, from creating an appealing CV to building a professional profile on the Internet and preparing for job interviews. Furthermore, through this CCD, you have the chance to know about every job vacancy and training opportunity available on the market.
For further information or inquiries: ccd@ua.edu.lb

 

A Student Guide to Best Practices
A rapid transition to e-learning was necessary to cope with the current situation that requires to become familiar with the available technological tools, and above all, with new and very challenging learning conditions. A Student Guide to Best Practices will help you overcome the challenges of distant learning, and will allow you to learn more about positive behaviors for a successful e-learning adventure.

 

Connect
Follow the UA official pages to stay up to date and be engaged in all the news and activities of your community, and do not forget to tag @uAntonine on social media throughout your university experience.
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube
LinkedIn

Check your UA email constantly; this should be a daily routine for you to stay alerted especially in this unstable situation we are currently living.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Where can I pay my dues and registration fees?
Tuition fees can be paid in both USD or its equivalence in LBP in conformity with the official exchange rate defined by the Central Bank at any branch of the Bank of Beirut or Byblos Bank. In order to smoothen the tuition fees payment, you can pay directly through Bank of Beirut ATMs.
During the current lockdown, a cashier will be available daily from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM at UA’s three campuses to receive your payments and registration fees under extreme precautionary measures.
2. What is e-courses (Moodle), and how can I access it?
E-courses is a platform that allows you, on the one hand, to consult and download all the course materials shared by your instructor and, on the other hand, to submit your assignments and exams.
E-courses (Moodle) Student Tutorial
3. How should I know what courses should I take first?
You have to contact your adviser who will answer all your inquiries and accompany you throughout your academic journey.
4. Can I drop a course after enrollment?
You can drop a course during the drop/add period scheduled on the Academic Calendar. For further information, you can refer to the SIS Guide Fluid Design.
5. How can I transfer to another major?
Transferring may be a good option if your current major does not satisfy your career goals. If you are hoping to switch to another major, you should fill out the internal transfer form and submit it to the Office Of the Registrar before the add/drop deadline.
6. Is it mandatory to take any language courses?
Each faculty has its own language requirements; therefore, you must check with your adviser or the Language Center the language course(s) you should enroll in.
7. Where can I purchase my books?
You can purchase your books from the UA bookstore located in Block G, Ground floor. However, your instructors can also share materials on E-courses (Moodle) and MS Teams.
8. Where can I apply for financial aid?
UA offers payment flexibility divided into several installments per year. Students who struggle to pay their tuition fees may be eligible to apply for financial assistance. Learn more about Financial Aid.
9. Is attendance mandatory?
Attendance is mandatory in all sessions. A minimum attendance of 70% is required for any course taught at UA.
10. What should I do if I miss a mid-term or final exam?
Contact your faculty within a maximum delay of 48 hours and inform them about the incidence. You shall also submit a petition along with supporting documents justifying your absence. If accepted, you may be authorized to take a make-up test as soon as possible.
11. How can I check my financial status and payment due dates?
You can check your payment and financial details on the Student Information System. Get more familiar with the UA SIS by referring to the SIS Guide Fluid Design.
12. How do I apply for residence at the UA dorms?
If you are willing to live on campus, you can contact the Office of Student Affairs at osa@ua.edu.lb. The office will assist and provide you with all the needed information about available rooms, prices, and services.