O-Week is LUMS’ official and exclusive way to welcome a new batch. This one-week event has everything to become the most memorable event of luminites’ life. It offers a complete package of entertainment, thrill, and excitement for the upcoming four years. In short, O-Week sets the perfect start of one’s endeavor at LUMS. But there are a few things you should know to fully enjoy this spectacular week.
For me, it was the most useful advice. Most newcomers do not know that LUMS has jammers in almost every building so network signals drop immediately as you enter a building or dorm. Not knowing anyone, getting lost in the maze of Academic block can cause you serious trouble. The search for your group members can even take the whole day unless you have the life savior Whatsapp on your phone to text to your mates.
P.S. Often the group correspondence takes place on Whatsapp only. So, never leave it.
If you are into sports, pani ki bottle is must
As O-week is organized towards the end of August, the scorching heat added to the humidity can do to you something that autumn does to the leaves. When you’ll be all soaked up, you will be asked to play games like Futsal and Handball that will further add to your dizziness. These games are played at the football ground which is at least a 15 minutes walk from the nearest water cooler (only if it has pani to offer otherwise Khokha jana parta ha).
P.S one bottle is not enough because if you are found with water, then your friends will demand their cut. So, two bottles at least.
Never blame your group mates for bad performance
It is O-Week. It is only the beginning. Everything here is just to enjoy. Everyone has the right to participate. Better keep it that way. Never get too fussy about losing or performing bad. Leave that thing to your coaches.
Do not boast about your talent
As Alanis Morissette said, “Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you think everything’s okay.”
Remember this phrase during your O-Week. If you have been given a task to paint and you are good at painting, never brag about your skills. Only show your interest and your coaches will give you enough chances to prove your skills. Being arrogant will spoil the cheer of your talent.
Take a good care of your budget
On campus, overspending is synonymous to stupidity. During Oweek’s activities especially during Scavenger’s Hunt, you might be asked to spend a lot of money on some weird stuff, something as creepy as a cockroach.
Be wise when it comes to money as its not just about a week. You have to complete a whole month before getting your pocket money pool refilled.