University of the Philippines officials and student organizations gave the first year students of UP Diliman (UPD) a meaningful and spectacular reception during the Freshie Welcome Assembly program held on August 7 at the University Theater (Villamor Hall) in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Hosted by the UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), in partnership with the University Student Council (USC), the program marked the start of academic year 2017-18; and introduced the first year students of UPD to the administrators of the University, to their respective colleges and student organizations, and to the ways of the Iskolar ng Bayan.