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Peking University welcomes new undergraduates

SEP . 02 2020
Peking University, September 2, 2020: Peking University welcomed a new cohort of undergraduate students on September 1. At around 5:00 a.m., staff and volunteers headed to train stations and airports to pick up the incoming students. From 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., the new PKUers were received at the Khoo Teck Puat Sports Complex. These bright and sprightly youth have arrived full of drive and aspirations for their PKU journey.

The Khoo Teck Puat Sports Complex bustles with activities welcoming new freshmen

New freshmen register and receive their admission pamphlets

Peking University Council Chair Qiu Shuiping and President Hao Ping were present on the scene, expressing their warm welcome to the new freshmen and delivering sincere greetings to the staff and student volunteers.

Council Chair Qiu Shuiping with faculty and students

President Hao Ping with faculty and students

Strict epidemic prevention and control methods were implemented. A self-developed crowd density analysis system was employed to ensure that the registration venue was not overcrowded. Peking University Computer Center also introduced smart systems to measure progress of registration, facilitate registration via facial recognition, and calculate the number of freshmen present in the venue. This made registration safer and more convenient for the freshmen.

 Cutting-edge technologies make registration more efficient and convenient

Like previous years, PKU has also set up a “Green Channel”, where students with financial burdens can apply for a student loan and relevant subsidies catered to specific needs on site.

The “Green Channel” for new students

In 2020, Peking University admitted 4326 new undergraduates. Among them, the youngest has just turned 15 this year, and there are four pairs of twins. The Yanyuan Campus admitted 2894 new undergraduates, with 2818 students from the Chinese mainland and 76 students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Meanwhile, 396 international students from 37 countries and regions and 100 students studying for a second bachelor’s degree in software engineering were among the new batch of PKUers. In addition, Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) admitted 868 new undergraduate students, including 868 students from the Chinese mainland and 13 students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The number of new international students that were admitted to the PKUHSC reaches 68, and these new PKUers hail from 24 countries and regions.

Staff help carry large luggage for new students

New PKUers on their way to dorms

Written by: Li Wanqi
Edited by: Huang Weijian
Photo Credit to: Media Center of Peking University