On August 9, 2018, Tianchi Mo and his father arrived at JFK airport at 5 am. The China Center at Stony Brook University and volunteers from the Chinese Students and Scholars Association were on hand to offer positive assistance and a warm welcome for their arrival, as well as transport them to campus. Upon arrival at Stony Brook, Campus Residences had already completed their check in procedures, helped them carry luggage, and arranged their room according to Tianchi’s needs. Additionally, Stony Brook prepared a welcoming breakfast for Tianchi and his father at the Simon Café to introduce them to Stony Brook’s campus and familiarize them with the university.
Stony Brook’s Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dr. Jun Liu also arrived at the dorm to welcome Tianchi and his father, and discussed Tianchi’s academics, daily life, and needs. Upon understanding Tianchi’s needs, Dr. Liu immediately organized various offices in the university to assist Tianchi with any challenges he may face.
University offices are actively working to provide support to Tianchi during his studies at Stony Brook. He has been placed in an accessible dorm and advised on the special purpose shuttle that will aid him in his daily commute. The Student Accessibility Support Center arranged a dedicated advisor for Tianchi to counsel him on his academics and daily life, and has also arranged staff to help him with notes and other academic activities.
Tianchi and his father were deeply affected by the warmth and support from Stony Brook’s staff. Being the first time in a foreign country, they felt surprised and moved by the care and assistance everyone offered.
The China Center will continue to update on Tianchi’s life and academics.
2018年 8月 9日，莫天池同学和他的父亲早上 5点抵达纽约肯尼迪机场。石溪大学各个部门对于莫天池父子的到来给予了热烈的欢迎和积极的帮助，石溪大学中国中心特意派工作人员，与中国学生会 CSSA志愿者们一起来到机场，迎接莫天池父子的到来，并为其提供免费的接机服务；到达校园后，宿舍的工作人员已经为他们准备好了入住手续，帮助他们搬运行李，并根据他们的需要重新调整了卧室布局。
学校特意为天池和他的父亲在 Simons Center 准备了欢迎早餐，并为他们简单介绍了学校的概况，帮助他们尽快熟悉学校的环境。