Orientation day opened with PTC Principal Reverend Professor Upolu Vaai introducing PTC, its vision, strategic directions, and plans. Undergraduates, Masters and PhD scholars gathered at the Islanders Missionaries Chapel to first be part of the worship service, followed by the opening of orientation week. General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Reverend James Bhagwan, delivered the sermon. Academic Dean Rev. Dr Gwayaweng Kiki reminded students of the need to be alert about thesis deadlines, and not leave writing till it is too late. The community then gathered for morning tea, hosted by the Institute for Mission and Research at the Fale.