The event started with the Doxology performed by the Christian Student Organization and the singing of the National Anthem led by the ASCOT Chorale. An opening remark from the newly appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Evi Q. Fontanos formally welcome the new members of the ASCOT family. An inspiring message from the College
President followed, expressing his gratitude and appreciation to all the students and faculty members who supported the event and helped turn it into a huge success. He also challenged the freshmen by sharing the story of the turtle, the slot, the rabbit and the squirrel.
The introduction of the different accredited student organizations led by the Supreme College Student Council President, Hon. Richard C. Paragas followed, as each took their place in front to be recognized and for the Oath Taking Ceremony administered by the College President, Dr. Eusebio V. Angara.
The Search for Mr. and Ms. Acquaintance 2014 made things more interesting and kept the attendees attention on stage. Cheers and yells from the supporters echoed inside Sentro Baler as freshman representatives from the six Departments walked on stage and competed for the coveted title of Mr. and Ms. Acquaintance 2014. Everyone was excited to know the winners of the search but in the end, Mr. Engineering, Kris Angelo Delos Trinos and Ms. General Education, Shirley Flores were hailed Mr. and Ms. Acquaintance 2014.