The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences wishes to take this early opportunity to congratulate and welcome all the students who have been selected for the various degree programmes at the premier university, the University of Nairobi. In order to give each one of you time to settle down and adjust to the (new) life with ease, the University of Nairobi has dedicated one week of orientation into the various aspects that would form part of your lifestyle for the period of stay at the university.
The orientation of new students joining the University is done in order to, inter alia:-
- Acquaint the students with the University policies and procedures.
- Help the students adjust to the new life at the University
- Introduce the students to Senior Officials of the University
- Familiarise the students with the facilities and amenities available in the University, which include but not limited to:-
- Academic facilities such as; Libraries, Lecture Theatres, Laboratories, Bookstore etc.
- Welfare facilities such as medical, counseling, accommodation, catering and games
- Social activities, clubs and societies
The orientation will be to a large extent college-based. Thus, students will be exposed in detail to the facilities in their respective colleges and campuses, and in general to those of the entire University.
HELP DESK & HELPLINES
There will be a help desk set up at every registration point for assistance. The Admissions Office (Undergraduate students) and Graduate School (Postgraduate students) will however serve as the central help desk and are located at the Main Campus on the 1st floor of the Old Administration Block and 13th floor UoN Towers, respectively.
Tel. contacts: Academic Registrar 0204913199/3027/3196/3067/3065; Graduate School 0204913128/3129/8030/8032 Customer Experience Centre contacts: 0204910000, 0204914112
Students who may face difficulties in locating the registration links should get in touch with the office of the Academic Registrar, Director Graduate School, the respective College Registrars or Dean of Students/Assistant Deans of Students on the contacts shown below:
Deputy Registrar (Admissions)
020 491 3065/ 3066/3199/3027/3067/3196
Director, Graduate School
Deputy Director, Admissions
Dean of Students
Dean of Students
Student Counsellor CAVS
Mrs. Hellen Omwenga
0721 850 452
Please ensure you scan your passport photograph and upload in the system. Thereafter, log on to the student portal to place your request for student ID as detailed in the Joining Instructions document JI/17. The IDs will be availed to the respective Deans’/Directors’ offices once printed for your collection.
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Office of the Dean of Students is located on the ground floor of Gandhi Wing (Main Campus). Officers in the Dean of students Office, among them Counselors and the Placement Officer will be available during the orientation week and throughout the Academic Year for consultation and/or assistance that any student may require. Please refer to the Joining Instructions document JI/10 (Undergraduates) for more information.
Within College, the officers of the Dean of Students’ office may be consulted at the office as shown below. The contact details of the officers are provided in 2 above
College of Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences - Games Office
The University recognizes the need for services of a spiritual nature, over and above the other services offered. Our Chaplaincy is staffed by religious leaders (Protestant, Catholic and Muslim) and offers general support and guidance while also drawing attention to the spiritual value within the various faiths.
The services of the Chaplaincy are open to the entire University Community. Some of these services and activities include: guidance, conducting religious ceremonies, for instance, weddings, baptisms, burials; conducting regular worship services; hosting seminars and workshops, and coordinating religious activities at the University.
The University Chaplaincy is located in Gandhi Wing Main Campus, adjacent to Extra Mural Office of the College of Education and External Studies
The contacts are: 0204918117/8116/8118
PROGRAMME FOR THE ORIENTATION WEEK
DAY ONE: MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020
9.00 am– 11.00 am Welcome by:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)
FACULTY DEGREE PROGRAMME
Faculty of Agriculture
B. Sc. (Agriculture)
B. Sc. (Food Science and Technology)
B. Sc. (Food Nutrition and Dietetics)
B. Sc. (Agribusiness Management)
B. Sc. Agricultural Education and Extension)
B. Sc. (Horticulture)
B. Sc. (Range Management)
B. Sc. (Management of Agro-Ecosystems & Environment)
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
B.Sc. (Fisheries & Aquaculture Management)
Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Management)
B.Sc. (Leather Technology)
For details/listing of Postgraduate programmes, please visit https://graduateschool.uonbi.ac.ke
DAY TWO: TUESDAY SEPEMBER 01, 2020
9.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m. Course registration in the Faculty/School/Institute/and Departments.
2.00 p m - 3.30 p m Address by Director Graduate School. For Postgraduate Students only
DAY THREE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 02, 2020
9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m - Address by the College Principal, Deans/Director/Chairmen of Departments
2. 00 p.m - 5.00 p.m - Course Registration to continue at respective Faculties/Institutes/Schools and Departments.
DAY FOUR: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 03, 2020
9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. - Vice Chancellor’s Address
Thereafter students to continue with Course Registration at their respective Faculties/Institute/Departments
DAY FIVE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 04, 2020
9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. - Library Orientation
2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. - Students to continue with Course Registration at their respective Faculties/Institute/Departments.
PREPARATIONS AND COMMENCEMENT OF ONLINE LEARNING
MONDAY 7th - FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER, 2020
SENSITIZATION/TRAINING ON ONLINE LEARNING
All students are required to attend the sensitization/training sessions.
A schedule for the week will be provided in due course.
MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2020
COMMENCEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
8.00 A.M. Lectures begin. All students to start attending lectures as
per the Teaching Timetables.