In the early morning of August 30, more than 4,000 freshmen gathered in the school stadium for the opening ceremony of the class of 2018. Shi Peixin, party secretary of the university, attended the ceremony and taught the first class for the freshmen after the opening ceremony. Yu Zhongming, president of the university, delivered a speech. All the school leaders, the party secretary and dean of each school, the director of relevant functional departments and the instructor and counselor of the freshmen attended the ceremony. President Yu Zhongming, vice president Yan Su, parent representative and junior representative made speeches to welcome and inspire freshmen.