American University of Beirut

Freshman Events

The Annual Events: ​​

The Freshman Welcome Party: the welcome party is a social event held at the start of every semester to facilitate freshmen community building. Examples of the FWP event include: the Open Mic Welcome Party and Virtual Escape the Room Welcome Party. 

Major(s) Carnival: this is an annual carnival that is held for freshman students and involves student societies. Participating student societies are given a booth and are encouraged to include activities or interesting experiments to give students a glimpse of what it is like to join their majors. 

Pizza Parties: the FMP regularly holds pizza parties which may be merged with other activities. 
Movie Nights: The FMP regularly holds variously themed movie nights, such as the Halloween costume competition movie night. 

Other events we have held: 

Let’s Talk Resilience: this event was held when the suicide rates in Lebanon were rising. The event was a student-led conference and the primary aim was for freshman students to feel seen in times of uncertainty. 

Game Night: this social event was held as a means of destressing and included various indoor activities. 

Student Tours and Community Building: the Freshman Mentors often hold various community building events and academically oriented events such as campus tours and mock registrations. 



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